After a promising start to the season, four-straight losses has put the Golden State Warriors in a hole amid a lengthy home schedule. Of more pressing concern though is a knee injury to supertar Stephen Curry, with the two-time MVP having sustained the injury in the first matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
Curry missed Tuesday's loss to the Timberwolves, with his absence compounded by the early ejections of fellow future hall-of-famers Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The undermanned Warriors battled hard and held a double-digit lead in the second-half, before their offense faded late in 104-101 defeat.
The Golden State Warriors have confirmed Stephen Curry will miss Thursday's home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Curry will miss a second consecutive game, making things more difficult against a Thunder team who will enter on the back of four wins in their last five games. The 35-year-old had 30 points and the game-winning layup in the teams' first meeting at Paycom Center earlier this month.
In more positive news, the Warriors confirmed on Wednesday that Curry's MRI revealed no structural damage, with the nine-time All-Star to be re-evaluated later in the week.
Curry is currently averaging 30.7 points per game, shooting 48.8% from the floor and an incredible 46.6% from three-point range. Golden State have another meeting against the Thunder on Saturday, before hosting another in-form team, the Houston Rockets, on Monday.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the league is still evaluating the early scuffle in Tuesday's game that led to the ejections of Thompson, Green and Jaden McDaniels. Green could be suspended for his part in the play that saw him grab Minnesota center Rudy Gobert in a chokehold.
The Warriors got 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists from first-round pick Brandin Podziemski on Tuesday, while Dario Saric had 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. They'll need to continue finding offensive production from others while Curry remains on the sidelines.