Stephen Curry’s groin in­jury ‘could have been a lot worse’

The Modesto Bee - - Front Page - BY JANIE MCCAULEY As­so­ci­ated Press

Stephen Curry has a mild to mod­er­ate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game against Brook­lyn on Satur­day night.

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 longterm 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.”

Fel­low All-Star Dray­mond Green also will miss Satur­day’s game, the se­cond straight game that he’ll be side­lined by a sprained right foot and toe. Key re­serve guard Shaun Liv­ingston missed his sixth straight game and eighth in the last 10 with a sore right foot, but was able to do some scrim­mag­ing Fri­day. He will have to do that sev­eral times be­fore Kerr is ready to put him back on the floor in a game.

Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, was hurt mid­way through the third quar­ter of Thurs­day night’s 134111 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 3-point 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 51point out­ing in three quar­ters. He dished out six as­sists in 26 min­utes.

“He’s a lit­tle bummed out,” Kerr said.

BEN MAR­GOT AP

The War­riors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court dur­ing a se­cond-half time­out Thurs­day against the Bucks in Oak­land. He was hurt mid­way through the third quar­ter.

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