Curry out at least two more games, Green, Livingston set to return
NBA.com Global on Nov 13, 2018 07:53 AM
FILE - DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 21: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors before the game against the Denver Nuggets on October 21, 2018 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Golden State Warriors will again be without their top scorer for at least two more games.
Guard Stephen Curry, sidelined since Friday (Saturday, PHL time) with a moderate left groin strain, will not play in today's road game with the LA Clippers. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Monday afternoon (Tuesday, PHL time) Curry will sit out both sides of the Warriors' back-to-back games. Golden State hosts the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Steph Curry will sit both sides of this back-to-back. Already ruled out tomorrow vs Hawks. Kerr said they’re being extra careful: “New injury for him...He’s never had a groin strain.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 12, 2018
While Curry is out, there is good news on the horizon for the Warriors. All-Star forward Draymond Green (right toe sprain) and reserve guard Shaun Livingston (right foot soreness) will both play today, Kerr said.
Official from Steve Kerr: Both Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston will return tonight vs Clippers. No Strph Curry. Not even on the trip.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 12, 2018
Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston will play tonight vs Clippers— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 12, 2018
Curry underwent an MRI exam Friday (Saturday, PHL time) 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."
Guard Quinn Cook got the start in Curry's place on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and filled in admirably, scoring a career-high 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting. He is expected to get the start against the Clippers.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.