As I reported on @NBAonTNT, Stephen Curry has suffered a left adductor strain and will not return to this game. #GSWvsMIL
Curry walked to the locker room after checking out of the game in the third quarter prior to the confirmation of his adductor strain.
He appeared to have suffered the injury around halfway through the third quarter when running back on defense.
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Steph wont return with a left adductor strain which may have happened on this play. pic.twitter.com/gf3zmeTll0
Curry struggled to 10 points of 5-of-14 shooting on the night, missing all four of this 3-point attempts as the Bucks built a commanding lead on the Warriors home floor.
Brad Stevens scrambled to make changes in the second half, starting Marcus Smart ahead of Jayson Tatum, who sat for the first nine minutes of the third quarter. The move energized the Celtics, who cut the Suns lead from 20 points at the half, to 15 by the end of the third quarter, to a point with 7.3 seconds left.
The Bucks cruised to a 134-111 win behind a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who tallied 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists and didnt play the fourth quarter of the blowout win.
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Oklahoma Citys winning streak also includes victories over the Suns, Clippers, Hornets, Wizards, Pelicans and Cavs. While that might not be a murderers row, the Thunder have won their last seven games by an average of 12.1 points.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are through messing around, and the result is the biggest power rankings shake-up of the year.
Warriors biggest fear is injuries and theyre starting to surface
Elsewhere, Anthony Davis elbow sprain caused a six-game skid for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Utah Jazz just cant seem to put everything together. With those clubs plummeting down the rankings, weve got a pair of freshly available spots in the top 10.
The upper reaches of our rankings remain off limits to all but a handful of select clubs. Nearly a month into the season, weve got a half-dozen elites working to separate themselves from the commoners. The Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have already done it, but squads in Denver, Portland, Houston and Boston are among those on the cusp of joining the upper crust.
These rankings are designed to organize all 30 teams into an order that reflects the leagues in-the-moment power structure. Full-season stats are the main component, but recent play, injuries and a dash of gut feeling round out the criteria.
Curry will undergo an MRI test Friday. His injury comes one game after three-time All-Star Draymond Green was sidelined with a toe sprain, which had him watching in street clothes on Thursday and likely will keep him out until next week.