Warriors' Stephen Curry to miss Monday's game with thigh bruise

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Curry sustained a contusion to his right thigh Saturday night in the first quarter of a 135-114 win over the 76ers.


The decision was expected, as Curry was unable to take part in the team's morning shootaround.


As noted above, Curry was initially listed as questionable for the game but, despite an off day between games on Sunday, caution ruled the day in electing to give the All-Star the night off in favor of Shaun Livingston. The Warriors sat starting forward Kevin Durant during last Wednesday's game against Minnesota after suffering a left thigh contusion during the previous game against Miami.


Head coach Steve Kerr made the announcement during his pregame media address. Though Curry went to the bench and subsequently visited the trainer's room, Curry played for most of the game and did not feel initial pain. But it's pretty sore. It will be his first missed contest of the 2017-18 season, having played in at least 78 games each of the past five years. He started seven games in the 2016 playoffs, as Curry was out with two different injuries. The veteran point guard has averaged 11.5 Fanduel points in 16.5 minutes per game this year. "He doesn't seem to mind if we don't call his number and when we do, he's ready".

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