Curry’s left groin strain doesn’t ap­pear se­ri­ous

The Maui News - - SPORTS - By JANIE Mc­CAULEY The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

AP photo

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.

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