Thursday December 31st, 2015

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss Thursday’s game against the Houston Rockets with a bruised lower left leg, the team announced.

Curry is considered day-to-day with the injury, and missed the Warriors’ 114-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, just their second loss of the season.

The point guard was injured during the Warriors’ 122–103 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. After the game, interim coach Luke Walton told reporters Curry would likely sit out the next two games.

Curry, the reigning MVP, did not practice Tuesday and was not present at Golden State’s shootaround on Wednesday. Shaun Livingston started at point guard for the Warriors in Dallas. 

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Curry is averaging 30.5 points, 6.4 assists and 5.7 rebounds this season for the 29–2 Warriors, who are off to the best start in NBA history through 31 games.

Golden State is also missing guard Leandro Barbosa and forward Harrison Barnes with injuries. Center Festus Ezeli is also out in Houston with a sore left toe.

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Tipoff between the Warriors and Rockets is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

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