War­riors’ Curry to miss game with in­jury

The Detroit News - - Sports - BY JANIE MCCAULEY As­so­ci­ated Press

Oak­land, Calif. — Stephen Curry has a mild to moder­ate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game against Brook­lyn tonight.

Curry un­der­went an MRI exam Fri­day but the War­riors will wait a few days to fully de­ter­mine the sever­ity of the in­jury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t ap­pear to be sig­nif­i­cant.

“This doesn’t look like it’s go­ing to be a long-term in­jury. He’s dis­ap­pointed but it could have been a lot worse,” Kerr said. “We’ll just mon­i­tor his progress over the next sev­eral days.”

The two-time NBA MVP was hurt mid­way through the third quar­ter of Thurs­day night’s 134-111 loss to the Mil­wau­kee Bucks.

Curry grabbed at his in­ner thigh af­ter try­ing to con­test Eric Bled­soe’s shot in tran­si­tion at the 6:50 mark of the third.

The 30-year-old Curry has been av­er­ag­ing 29.5 points, 6.1 as­sists and 5.0 re­bounds while shoot­ing 49.2 per­cent from 3point range.

Curry scored 10 points Thurs­day in his sec­ond straight game be­low 20 af­ter get­ting at least 23 in ev­ery game pre­vi­ously – in­clud­ing five 30-point per­for­mances and a 51-point out­ing in three quar­ters. He dished out six as­sists in 26 min­utes.

“He’s a lit­tle bummed

Kerr said.

The War­riors won’t take a chance with him at this early stage of the sea­son.

Curry hurt his left knee March 23 just as he had come back from a six-game ab­sence with a right an­kle in­jury.

Curry also missed 11 games in De­cem­ber with a sprained right an­kle.


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