The Golden State Warriors have reached a critical part of the season, where their schedule is softening just in time to try and make a run up the standings. But they’ll have to do some of that work without the face of the franchise and their best player.
Steph Curry had been listed as day-to-day since suffering a tailbone contusion during Wednesday’s victory over the Houston Rockets, but coach Steve Kerr downgraded Curry’s status at Tuesday’s media availability prior to the Warriors home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Kerr said that Curry’s tailbone had gotten a little worse, and a second MRI revealed inflammation. As a result, Curry will be out for a while, and will be re-evaluated in one week.
Steve Kerr says Steph Curry will miss at least the next three games. MRI revealed inflammation and he'll be re-evaluated in a week.— Brady Klopfer (@BradyKlopferNBA) March 24, 2021
That means that, at a minimum, Curry will not only miss the Sixers game, but Thursday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks, and Monday’s matchup with the Chicago Bulls.
The Warriors would be comfortably favored in all three games if healthy, but they’ll need to dig deep to get the W without their superstar. As they showed during Friday’s strong victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, they’re more than capable.