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Stephen Curry still dealing with soreness, will miss Tuesday’s game against 76ers

Head coach Steve Kerr said Curry isn’t fully recovered from his fall against the Houston Rockets.

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The Golden State Warriors will be missing their star when they take on the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

Stephen Curry will miss his third-straight game with a tailbone injury. Head coach Steve Kerr provided an update on Curry’s status following the Dubs practice on Monday.

“He’s not going to play [Tuesday],” Kerr said. “He did not practice today. He’s still pretty sore. And so we’re going to continue to list him as day-to-day, but still sore today and went through some activities in the training room, strengthening and movement-wise. And he’s not ready to go.”

Kerr added that Curry is still dealing with some soreness after falling awkwardly during last week’s win over the Houston Rockets.

“It’s not something we’re concerned about,” Kerr said. “But it’s obviously going to take more time.”

Without Curry in the lineup, the Warriors split a pair of games against the Memphis Grizzlies and sit ninth in the Western Conference.

Curry is having an outstanding season for Golden State, averaging 29 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds. He’s second in the NBA real plus-minus, behind only LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kerr also provided an update on James Wiseman and Eric Paschall, saying there is a chance the pair can return against Philadelphia.

“Eric and James could possibly play [Tuesday],” Kerr said. “They were not allowed to practice today. We are hopeful that everything goes fine with their testing, which it has been, but they have to complete another couple of tests, and if they do, then there’s a chance they’ll be available [Tuesday] night.”

Center Kevon Looney will be back in the lineup after missing Saturday’s game with a false positive COVID-19 test. Looney’s most recent test came back negative, so he will be good to go.

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