By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A concerning situation emerged at the camp of the Golden State Warriors approaching the make-or-break part of the 2022-23 NBA Regular Season.
Stephen Curry colliding with McKinley Wright IV resulted in him limping to the locker room. Updating his status during the home game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors announced X-rays were negative and that he will get an MRI.
“Any time a guy’s going to get an MRI there’s a concern level, for sure,” commented head coach Steve Kerr after his side salvaged the win versus the Mavs themselves without injured Luka Doncic at Chase Center, “So we’ll just have to wait and see the results.”
Curry, 34, had 21 points behind 7/11 field goals, including two three-pointers, alongside seven assists and six rebounds lasting 26 minutes until the early exit on the latest edition of NBA Saturdays.
Missing action with a left shoulder subluxation earlier in the season, the four-time NBA champion made his way to 37 games upping his personal total to 997 appearances between the Regular Season and the Playoffs, all as a member of the Warriors. His 2022-23 efforts amount to 29.7 points, 6.4 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 steals per contest.
Luka Doncic is out for at least one more game
As for Doncic, the 23-year-old Slovenian superstar was sidelined with a right heel contusion. He was also ruled out for the second part of a five-game road trip stretching to the Utah Jazz Monday.
“Healing, day to day, doing better, but will not join us in Utah,” mentioned Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd, “We’ll see where he’s at after that Utah game.”
Regarding Latvian Davis Bertans recently picking up a left calf strain, Kidd projected the Latvian sharpshooter to remain sidelined through the All-Star Game break.
Recovering from surgery on his right hamstring, German Maxi Kleber is also on the injury list.
Separated by half a game, 28-26 versus 27-26, both the Mavericks and Warriors are among the teams in the hunt for a direct berth in the 2023 NBA Playoffs through the Western Conference. With the Playoff and Play-In races heating up, the twelfth-seeded Los Angeles Lakers are only four games behind the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.
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