Stephen Curry went to the locker room with a leg injury in the third quarter of the Warriors 134-111 loss to the Bucks and did not return. Golden State called the injury a left adductor strain.
Injury update: Stephen Curry (left adductor strain) will not return to tonight's game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 9, 2018
The Warriors were already playing without Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston.
Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe's shot in transition at the 6:49 mark of the third. He stayed in the game briefly but then checked out and headed to the locker room.
Curry received treatment postgame and is expected to have an MRI exam on Friday. He did not speak with reporters after the game. However, per Mark Medina of The Mercury News, Curry seemed somewhat relaxed after the game:
“He seemed good to me,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. “I have to talk to him tomorrow and see how he’s doing. But hopefully he’s doing well.”
Curry initially showed discomfort after he tried to contest a lob that Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe threw to forward Giannis Antetokounmpo with 6:49 left in the third quarter. He favored his groin area before eventually laboring through it for the remainder of the third quarter. Curry then went to the locker room before the fourth quarter began.
The Warriors also were missing All-Star forward Draymond Green (sprained right toe and foot) and key reserve Shaun Livingston, who missed his sixth consecutive game because of a sore right foot. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins has been rehabbing a left Achilles injury he sustained in late January when he played for New Orleans.
It is currently unclear if Curry will receive an MRI before or after the Warriors’ practice on Friday scheduled for 11 a.m.
Limited to 51 games last season, Curry finished 5-for-14 from the field for 10 points in 26 minutes.