Golden State’s perennial All-Star guard Steph Curry is going to miss “multiple weeks” with a left leg injury. Stadium and The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported the news early Sunday afternoon.
In 38 games this year, Curry is averaging 29.4 points, 6.4 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. He’s hit 49.5 percent of his field-goal attempts, 42.7 percent of his 3-pointers and 92.2 percent of his free throws.
Golden St. (27-26 straight up, 24-28-1 against the spread) is 20-18 in the 38 games Curry has played in this season. The Warriors are 7-8 in the 15 games he’s missed going into tonight’s home game vs. Oklahoma City as four-point favorites.
Steve Kerr’s team is currently eighth in the Western Conference, one game ahead of New Orleans and 1.5 games in front of Utah. Golden St. is 1.5 games behind Minnesota for seventh and 2.5 games back of Dallas for sixth.
The 34-year-old Curry sustained the injury late in the third quarter of Saturday’s 119-113 home win over Dallas. The 14th-year veteran out of Davidson had scored 21 points and dished out seven assists before leaving the win over the Mavericks.
A shoulder injury caused Curry to miss 11 games in December and January.
“We just got through a stretch without him … and held our own,” Kerr said Sunday. “We know we can hold our own now. We went through this last year when he missed, I think, the final 10 games of the season or so and obviously went on a great run in the playoffs. We have some experience with this, and we’re confident that we can keep things going and be where we want to be by the end of the year.”