The Golden State Warriors traveled to play the Milwaukee Bucks after an exciting triumph against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Five rotation players were out for Golden State going into the Bucks game. The most notable absence was Steph Curry. Steve Kerr gave an explanation for why Curry missed their back-to-back games.
Steph Curry is battling fatigue amid the Warriors’ intense stretch
At a press conference held prior to the Bucks game, Steve Kerr discussed Curry’s condition:
“He’s just wiped out right now. You know he’s been basically healthy all year and we’ve been relying on him heavily [for] a lot of games. He’s just worn out. He needs the night off,” Kerr explained, per NBC5 Warriors.
Steph Curry has maybe been the most reliable player for Golden State during a season marred by uncertainty. Averaging 26.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in a game, the 35-year-old star He had nine assists and scored 27 points in the Warriors’ thrilling victory over the Bulls.
Curry’s performance in Chicago assisted Golden State in ending their prior losing run. Without him, the game against Milwaukee on Saturday night is a tough one.
The Warriors are also without Draymond Green, Chris Paul, Moses Moody, and Gary Payton II in addition to Curry. The Dubs are diving deep into their bench for the cross-conference game. Golden State leads by two at the half, demonstrating that they are holding their own thus far.
With any luck, Steph Curry’s body will be fully healed in time for the Warriors’ next game.