Stephen Curry won’t be on the court Tuesday night as the Warriors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Golden State star point guard excluded Originally listed as questionable for group play contests, he played in an NBA in-season tournament game at Chase Center with a sore right knee. Curry is believed to have sprained his right knee and is undergoing further tests to confirm the injury, but is not expected to miss much time, according to The Athletic. ‘ Shams Charania newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing sources.
This matchup was the second of two games against the Timberwolves, the first of which the Warriors lost by a score of 116-110 on Sunday. Curry fell across the court from the Minnesota bench in the second quarter of that game, potentially injuring his knee. The 35-year-old limped, but that feeling seemed to dissipate as the game ended.
With Sunday’s loss, Golden State has now lost three in a row, and the task of ending that losing streak becomes even more difficult without Curry.
The nine-time NBA All-Star has been more than just the Warriors’ scoring catalyst, he has been responsible for the Warriors’ entire offense as of late. Curry is averaging 30.7 points per game this season, with Klay Thompson the team’s next highest scorer at 16.1 points per game. And on Sunday, Curry outscored the rest of the Warriors’ starters in the loss, 38-33.
The Warriors hope to improve to 2-0 in Tuesday’s in-season tournament, but it will be difficult to accomplish that feat without their best players.