Steph Curry’s shoulder injury to keep him out several weeks

Steph Curry (30.0 PPG) will avoid surgery, but the shoulder injury sustained Wednesday at Indiana will keep him out at least three weeks.

Golden State dodged a bullet when Steph Curry injured his shoulder in Wednesday’s loss at Indiana. The Warriors’ perennial All-Star guard sustained a left shoulder subluxation, but he’ll avoid surgery and be back fairly soon.

Most reports estimate that Curry is going to be out for at least three weeks, perhaps longer, but he should be back at some point in January. The Davidson product is averaging 30.0 points, 6.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Curry is burying 50.0 percent of his field-goal attempts, 43.4 percent of his 3-pointers and 91.9 percent of his free throws.

Without Curry, Golden St. (14-16 straight up, 13-17 against the spread) lost a 118-106 decision at Philadelphia last night as a nine-point road underdog. The Warriors have been atrocious on the road, limping to a 2-14 SU record and a 3-13 ATS mark. They return to the court tomorrow night at Toronto.

“There’s kind of two or three different outcomes,” Curry said Friday. “And then it was just a matter of making sure I didn’t need surgery and [that] my shoulder will be able to heal on its own, however long that took. Because I know the surgeries are four to six months [recovery time], and nobody wants to be dealing with that right now.”

Golden St. is already down Andrew Wiggins, who isn’t expected back for another week or two due to a hip injury. Wiggins, who averages 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game, has been out since Dec. 3.

Steve Kerr’s team is currently in 11th place in the Western Conference. Golden St. is one-half game behind 10th-place Minnesota, 1.5 games back of ninth-place Dallas and 2.5 games behind both the Clippers and Jazz. The Warriors are one game in front of the Lakers and 2.5 games ahead of Oklahoma City.

Nevertheless, Golden St. still has the fifth-shortest odds to repeat as NBA champions at FanDuel (+1200 or 12/1).

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