Stephen Curry injured as Golden State Warriors’ eight-game winning streak is ended by the Milwaukee Bucks
- The Golden State Warriors lost 134-111 to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night
- The defeat was the first in eight games and their first at home this season
- Eric Bledsoe finished with 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24
- Stephen Curry felt pain in his thigh and left midway through the third quarter
- He has strained the abductor muscle in his left leg and will have an MRI on Friday
Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that ended their eight-game winning streak on Thursday night.
Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.
The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third. The two-time NBA MVP strained the abductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.
Steph Curry was forced to leave the court after straining the abductor muscle in his left leg
The Milwaukee Bucks celebrate after beating the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night
Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition at in the seventh minute of the third. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Curry, limited to 51 regular-season games last season because of injuries, scored 10 points in his second straight game below 20 after getting at least 23 points in every game previously – including five 30-point performances and a 51-point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points and Khris Middleton had 17 and six assists as Milwaukee (9-2) won for the second straight time at Oracle Arena after a 116-107 victory back in March. The Bucks outscored the Warriors 41-28 in the third and shot 65 percent inside the arc (43 of 66) overall.
Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points as the Warriors suffered their first home defeat of the season
Curry (2nd left) scored just 10 points before departing the game during the third quarter
Antetokounmpo had 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block by halftime as the Bucks led 64-51 at the break.
Bledsoe hit back-to-back layups to put the Bucks ahead 84-64 midway through the third then answered Curry’s jumper with a 3-pointer the next time down. Donte DiVincenzo’s basket at the 4:06 mark made it 93-69 and coach Steve Kerr called a timeout.
Jordan Bell had four points and five rebounds for the Warriors while moving into the starting lineup in place of Green, sidelined after spraining his right foot and toe in the first half of Monday’s win over the Grizzlies.
Golden State (10-2) are still tied for the second-best start in franchise history behind the 2015-16 team that began 24-0. The Warriors dropped to 6-1 at home.
Kevin Durant contributed 17 points as the Warriors’ eight-game winning streak came to an end
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