Curry’s left groin strain doesn’t appear serious
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game against Brooklyn today.
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.”
Curry was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday’s 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The two-time NBA MVP 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.
“He’s a little bummed out,” 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. He also missed 11 games in December with a sprained right ankle.
Curry missed the first round of the playoffs then returned for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Pelicans as the Warriors went on to win a second straight championship and third title in four years.
Quinn Cook, who filled in last season when Curry was hurt for a long stretch, will start against the Nets.
Draymond Green also will miss today’s game, the second straight game that he’ll be sidelined by a sprained right foot and toe.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid tries to get a shot past Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller during the second half of the 76ers’ 133-132 overtime win over the Hornets on Friday.