Curry To Sit Again For Warriors

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Without star point guard Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors aren't close to playing in peak form.

Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything in his power to keep the Bucks in the game with 23 points and seven rebounds, but the Warriors defense held the team to 42.4 percent shooting from the field.

The Bucks hit seven of their first 10 shots in the third quarter.

Curry, averaging 27.9 points per game, was sidelined for Golden State's Wednesday night loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after slipping during the morning shootaround, aggravating his troublesome right ankle.

With the Warriors up 49-45 and a little more than five minutes left to go in the second quarter, Durant reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a nasty shot fake against Antetokounmpo, who took the bait. Its usually precise three-point shooting was lacking with just five makes on 15 attempts, but that didn't slow down the offense.

The Bucks trailed by 14 at halftime but exploded in the third quarter by making 6 of 8 3-point attempts while outscoring Golden State 33-17.

The Warriors have only had Curry and Durant on the court together twice since December 6, yet defeating the Bucks moved their record to an NBA-best 34-9.

Milwaukee was still down nine just past the midway point of the quarter before Brogdon made two 3-pointers, the latter knotting the score at 79 with 1:28 left before another 3-pointer by Tony Snell helped the Bucks take an 82-80 lead into the final quarter.

Draymond Green flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with 7 assists.

Early in the fourth quarter, Warriors' guard Klay Thompson took a hard spill and was berated by a fan underneath the basket.