And to make matters much worse, Steph Curry exited the game in the third quarter after straining his adductor.
On Friday, Curry had an MRI, and thankfully the results came back negative. But he’s still in some pain, and has already been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Full Steph Curry injury update from Steve Kerr. Strained groin, will miss time. pic.twitter.com/4AA6U5f4PK— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 9, 2018
Kerr stressed that his superstar point guard is “still sore”, and that the team will “evaluate over the next few days”, before calling the injury “day-to-day.” That’s certainly good news, though it’s still a bummer to see Curry missing a game (or more).
But Curry won’t be the only player out of the lineup on Saturday. The Warriors depth will be tested, as Draymond Green will miss his second straight game with a toe strain, and Shaun Livingston will miss his ninth game.
No Draymond Green or Shaun Livingston (or Curry) against the Nets either. Green/Livingston getting close, Kerr said.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 9, 2018
Already down two roster spots (one that is unfilled, and one that has the indefinitely-shelved DeMarcus Cousins), the Warriors bench will be very thin on Saturday. Kerr announced that Quinn Cook will start in Curry’s place, and it seems likely that Jordan Bell will see his second consecutive start with Green out.