Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has missed the last two games with an injured tailbone. His head coach Steve Kerr has given us an update on his star’s status.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says point guard Stephen Curry will miss at least one more week after an MRI revealed there was inflammation in his injured tailbone. Curry has not played in the Warriors’ last two games since suffering the injury.
With Curry missing his third game in a row on Tuesday vs. the Philadelphia 76ers, Kerr’s update means his point guard will miss at least three more games after this one: At the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, March 25, home vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 26 and home vs. the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 29. He could return on Thursday, April 1 at the Miami Heat.
Golden State must stay afloat for at least a week more without Stephen Curry
Though the Warriors are not as ravaged by injuries as they were a year ago, if the season ended today, Golden State would be the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference. That would mean they would take part in the play-in portion of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Getting a top-six seed in either conference has never been more crucial. Will the Warriors be able to hold steady while he is out?
The only team the Warriors face who is not a top-10 seed in their respective conference over the next week and change is Sacramento. Philadelphia, Miami and Atlanta are all top-five teams in the Eastern Conference. Chicago occupies the No. 9 seed in the East currently. Even if Sacramento is not a quality team once again, the Kings are a division rival who know Golden State very well.
Overall, the Warriors can survive a week or so without Curry, but his absence will be felt for sure.