Curry left the Warriors losing 125-119 in the third quarter after an injury. On the previous play, Curry missed a 3-pointer and the long rebound led to a quick break for the Pacers. When Jalen Smith went to the basket, Curry reached for a steal. Despite making contact with the ball, he was unable to strip it and injured his shoulder in the process.
Curry immediately grabbed his shoulder and was in so much pain that the Warriors had to call a timeout to get him out. He then forced his way into the locker room and was ruled out for the rest of the game shortly thereafter. Curry finished with 38 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
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“He’s going to have an MRI tomorrow,” Golden State’s Steve Kerr said after the game. “We’ll see how it is tomorrow. I didn’t ask about it.” [his level of pain]I only trust [the medical staff’s] They said he wouldn’t come back. I communicated with him briefly, but didn’t get a chance to go into detail with him. His spirits were good. Steve is always a guy with a great outlook on life so he was in good spirits. We hope for the best.”
The defending champion Warriors are 14-15 going into the season, and now they’ll be without their franchise player, who is once again participating in an MVP-caliber season. Golden State has scored 120.8 points per 100 possessions with Curry on the field this season, according to Cleaning The Glass, and has an average of 103 points per 100 with him off the bench in non-trash minutes.
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