The Golden State Warrior's win against the Houston Rockets came at a high cost. Superstar Stephen Curry and Kelly Oubre Jr. suffered injuries in the victory and are listed as doubtful for Friday’s matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Curry hurt his tailbone after an awkward fall at the end of the third quarter.
Steph went to the locker room after taking a hard fall on this three. pic.twitter.com/tdMsruvhgQ— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 18, 2021
The Dubs said the injury is a tailbone contusion but didn’t provide a timetable for his return, but the expectation is that he shouldn’t miss too much time. Curry leads Golden State in scoring and sits fifth in the NBA at 29.0 points per game. The former NBA MVP has only missed two games this season.
Oubre is also listed as doubtful for Friday’s game. Head coach Steve Kerr says the 25-year-old was hurt after getting kicked in the foot during the win over Houston. Oubre is averaging 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field.
The Dubs will also be without rookie James Wiseman and reserve Eric Paschall due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Kerr says he expects the duo to be back late next week.
The Warriors are 21-20 and in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. Golden State leads Memphis by one game going into this weekend’s back-to-back. Without Curry and Oubre in the lineup, it would be a huge bonus for the Dubs to get a split against the Grizzlies.