Steph Curry limps to locker room and will undergo an MRI after appearing to injure his left leg on a play that sent him hopping into the stands in a huge blow to the Warriors
Steph Curry left the Warriors’ game vs. the Mavericks Saturday night with an apparent left leg injury, with the sharpshooting guard exiting the game late in the third quarter.
Curry was guarding Dallas’ McKinley Wright IV when the pair bumped knees and Curry came away from the play limping.
The guard was visibly in pain on the play and hobbled into the stands.
The 34-year-old went back to the locker room after being evaluated by Warriors trainer Rick Celebrini.
An initial X-ray on the ‘left lower leg’ injury was negative, and Curry is set to get an MRI.
Stephen Curry could be facing another spell on the sidelines for the Warriors
Curry collided with McKinley Wright IV and came away limping, appearing to injure his leg
Curry scored 21 points and notched seven assists and six rebounds in the Warriors win
Curry was listed as probable for the game against the Mavs with a left leg contusion.
He came down awkwardly on a three-point attempt in the fourth quarter against the Nuggets on Thursday.
He missed 11 games this season after suffering a partially dislocated shoulder.
Curry had a game-high 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting when he left the game, and the Warriors held on to win 119-113.
The defending NBA champions went on to defeat Dallas 119-113 as the undermanned Mavericks team was already missing injured star Luka Doncic.
‘Any time a guy´s going to get an MRI there´s a concern level, for sure,’ coach Steve Kerr said. ‘So we’ll just have to wait and see the results.’
Draymond Green added 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, while JaMychal Green scored 14 points and Jonathan Kuminga and Donte DiVincenzo each had 13 in another big performance by the bench that helped Golden State build a 40-23 lead after the first.
Then, the Warriors had to hold on at the end again.
‘I think when we get down the stretch we stop doing the things that worked,’ Draymond Green said. ‘When you have something that works all game long you don’t go away from it.’
Draymond Green added 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors won
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. 22 and Dorian Finney-Smith 18 points to lead the Mavs, who had won two straight and three of four. They had won the last three facing the Warriors and 10 of 12 overall in the series.
But Doncic accounts for 33.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game for Dallas. He bruised his right heel in the third quarter of 111-106 home victory against New Orleans on Thursday night. Coach Jason Kidd said Doncic also would miss Monday’s game at Utah then the team would see how he’s progressing.
The Warriors have struggled closing out games and let the Mavericks get within 116-111 on Hardaway’s 3-pointer with 1:28 left but pulled it off even with No. 30 watching.
‘I´m thrilled with the win, but I´m disappointed with the way we closed the game so we´ve got to do better,’ Kerr said.
Head coach Steve Kerr said he was disappointed with how his team had to close the game
Dinwiddie moved into the starting lineup for Doncic and shot 9 for 17, receiving a technical at the 6:10 mark of the opening quarter after an offensive foul called against him.
Green and Klay Thompson each started for the defending champions after coming into the game listed as questionable; Green with a right calf tightness and Thompson a non-COVID illness. Thompson scored 14 points.
It’s been a difficult season for the defending champions, who are just 27-26 and seventh in the Western Conference.
Their next game is vs. the Thunder on Monday.