Not only did the Warriors lose their eight-game winning streak Thursday, but they may have also lost Stephen Curry for a bit of time.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has counted on staying healthy after injuries limited him to 51 games last season. Everything was going according to plan for the Golden State star — until Thursday night.
The two-time MVP left with a leg injury and the Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak.
“He seems good to me. I’ve got to talk to him tomorrow and see how he’s doing,” teammate Kevin Durant said. “Hopefully he’s doing well.”
Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.
The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third. Curry strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.
Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third. He was receiving treatment postgame and is expected to have an MRI on Friday.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Curry scored 10 points in his second straight game below 20 after getting at least 23 in every game previously — including five 30-point performances and a 51-point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his players took the floor with “mindless intent” and then hurt themselves with foul trouble.
“Sometimes you’ve got to get hit in the mouth in this league to remind you how hard it is to win a game,” he said.