Warriors’ Curry to miss game with injury
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
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.