The Warriors' recent slump has been compounded by an unfortunate injury to their star player, Stephen Curry. Despite a strong start to the 2023-24 season, winning five of their first six games, Golden State has struggled in their past six games, losing four in a row. With Curry sidelined due to a knee injury, the team hoped to break their losing streak against the Timberwolves, but ejections for Klay Thompson and Draymond Green only added to their troubles.
Curry has been the leading scorer for the Warriors in every game this season, averaging an impressive 30.7 points per game through 11 games. Additionally, he is one of only three players on the team to have scored over 20 points in a game this season. Losing Curry's offensive prowess is undoubtedly a major blow to the team.
The initial injury report listed Curry as questionable for the Timberwolves game due to right knee soreness. However, he was ultimately ruled out. During the previous game against the Timberwolves, Curry took a hard fall in the second half. Though he continued playing, he was seen rubbing his knee. Despite his injury, Curry managed to play 36 minutes and contribute 38 points, five rebounds, and three assists to the game.
As the Warriors prepare for their upcoming games, Curry has been ruled out for the clash against the Thunder on Thursday. The team has stated that he will be re-evaluated later in the week. Following the loss to the Timberwolves, head coach Steve Kerr brought some relief to the fans by announcing that Curry's MRI had revealed "good news". According to reliable sources, Curry's absence is expected to be "day-to-day" and not a prolonged one.
Considering the schedule ahead, the Warriors are currently in the midst of a five-game homestand, with their next road game scheduled for November 22 against the Suns in Phoenix. The team will be facing the Thunder twice in quick succession, with games on November 16 and November 18. This will be followed by matchups against the Rockets on November 20 and the Suns on November 22. The Warriors will then wrap up their current stretch with a game against the Spurs on November 24.
Throughout his career, Curry has proven to be an exceptional player, consistently putting up impressive numbers. Some notable career stats include an average of 24.7 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game. Curry's ability to contribute on both ends of the court is showcased by his averages of 1.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game. The sharpshooter also boasts impressive shooting percentages, with 47.5 percent from the field, 42.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line.
As the Warriors continue without Curry, they will have to find ways to compensate for his absence on the court. With his scoring ability and leadership, Curry plays a crucial role in the team's success. The Warriors will be hoping for a swift recovery and a return to the court for their star player.