OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had counted on staying wholesome after accidents restricted him to 51 video games final season. Every thing was going in line with plan — till Thursday evening.
Curry left with a leg harm and the Golden State Warriors had been unable to recuperate in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game profitable streak.
The Warriors had been already lacking All-Star Draymond Inexperienced, after which misplaced Curry halfway by way of the third quarter. Curry strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He didn’t return.
Curry grabbed at his interior thigh after making an attempt to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition on the 6:50 mark of the third. He was receiving therapy postgame and is predicted to have an MRI on Friday.
“He appears good to me; I’ve acquired to speak to him tomorrow and see how he’s doing,” teammate Kevin Durant mentioned. “Hopefully he’s doing effectively.”
Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight factors throughout Milwaukee’s massive third quarter and completed with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 factors, 9 rebounds and 4 assists because the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at residence this season.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 factors and Durant had 17 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds.
Curry scored 10 factors in his second straight sport under 20 after getting at the least 23 in each sport beforehand — together with 5 30-point performances and a 51-point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned his gamers took the ground with “senseless intent” after which damage themselves with foul bother.
“Generally you’ve acquired to get hit within the mouth on this league to remind you ways arduous it’s to win a sport,” he mentioned.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 factors and Khris Middleton had 17 factors and 6 assists as Milwaukee (9-2) received for the second straight time at Oracle Enviornment after a 116-107 victory on March 29.
“To return in right here and play the defending champs and have a win like this, it’s large,” Brogdon mentioned. “It’s large for our confidence. I believe it sends a message across the league, however regardless we’ve got to proceed to play arduous each evening and play on each ends.”
Antetokounmpo had 19 factors, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block by halftime because the Bucks led 64-51 on the break.
Golden State (10-2) continues to be tied for the second-best begin in franchise historical past behind the 2015-16 group that started 24-0. The Warriors dropped to 6-1 at residence.
“They simply performed hungrier than us,” Thompson mentioned. “It was simply an unpleasant evening on the workplace.”