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Stephen Curry is expected to be out through the All-Star break in mid-February with a left leg injury, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Warriors are expected to have a better understanding on the timeline for a return in the coming days, sources said.
Curry was injured with 2:01 left in the third quarter of Saturday night’s win over the Mavericks after his left knee collided with Dallas guard McKinley Wright IV’s knee while Curry was defending him.
The Mavericks called a timeout, and Curry immediately limped to the bench, where he was met by two team trainers. They examined him throughout the timeout, and as players returned to the court to resume play, Curry limped back to the locker room. He received an X-ray, which came back negative, the team said Saturday.
Curry was later ruled out of the remainder of the game. He finished with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting with seven assists.
Curry banged that same knee in the second half of Golden State‘s game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Coach Steve Kerr said Saturday night he wasn’t sure whether Curry’s injury against Dallas was impacted by that.
This would be the second extended absence for Curry this season. He missed 11 combined games in December and January because of a left shoulder subluxation. During that time, the Warriors went 6-5.