OAKLAND, Calif. – Steph Curry is expected to play on Saturday night with All-Star teammate Draymond Green as the Golden State Warriors hit the Brooklyn nets.
Curry suffered what was diagnosed on Friday as a relatively low groin burden in the blowout defeat on Thursday against Milwaukee.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Friday that Curry's status is valued daily, but that he would not play against the nets.
"He was a bit nuts, but the MRI was basically good news," Kerr told the media. "That does not look like it's a long-term injury. He is disappointed, but it could have been a lot worse. "
After Green also got out of the way with a toe injury and Shaun Livingston had a sore foot in the last two weeks, Kerr announced that Quinn Cook would start against a Brooklyn team in Curry's place, after early Saturday morning a 112-110 victory in the city flew in Denver.
Playing without curry is nothing new to the Warriors.
He missed six playoff games in 2016 with a knee injury, three in the first round against Houston and three in the semi-final against Portland. The warriors won both series in five games.
Last season, he fought a series of injuries, missing out on 31 games in the regular season and six playoff games. The Warriors went in these games 22-15, including 5-1 in the playoffs.
Curry and Green sat side by side in five games last December, with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson leading the Warriors to five wins. Durant averaged 31.4 points and 6.4 assistants during the run, while Thompson made at least three 3-pointers in each game and an average of 23.2 points.
Curry and Green also missed three games in March, but one (defeating the Los Angeles Lakers) was also played without Thompson, while Durant and Thompson made four home wins for Utah and Indiana.
Things went well in the South before Curry finally went down in the third quarter. Milwaukee ran 15-point ahead in the second half and was third with 96:69 with 3:41 when Curry quit.
In addition to the back-to-back problem, the Nets will keep the Oakland pitch as healthy as never before this season. DeMarre Carroll made his season debut in Denver.
Carroll, who underwent an offseason knee surgery, scored nine points in 14 minutes in Denver on Friday. This was the result of the last six points of the game, the last six points of the game, the last two left on a floater of Caris LeVert with three points-tenteenths of a second.
One of the eleven games that Carroll missed was a home defeat from 120-114 against the Warriors on October 28.
Curry set an NBA record in this as his seven three-pointers gave him five or more in each of the first seven Golden State games. George McCloud had held the record of six games in a row for 23 years.
The nets actually outperformed the Warriors 60-33 three in the game. They used them to divide a 19-point deficit into two before the Warriors held on at the end.
The Warriors have won seven wins against the nets and thus swept the last three squadrons.