Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Steph Curry has been out since February 4 with a lower left leg injury. Curry was re-evaluated on February 22, at the conclusion of the All-Star break.

Following this, it was announced that Curry will be re-evaluated again in another week’s time. This has him on track to undergo his next re-evaluation on Wednesday (March 1). As a result, Curry will not be playing on tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Steph Curry will be reevaluated in one week. Rules him out of the first four games post All-Star break — Lakers, Rockets, Timberwolves, Blazers. But could possibly be ready by the Clips, Pels, or Lakers game 3/2-3/5. That returning part is speculative but the update is good news.

Tuesday’s matchup will mark a crucial game for both Golden State and Portland as both teams continue to battle for play-in/playoff positioning. The Warriors (31-30, seventh in the West) are 1-1 versus the Blazers (29-31, 11th in the West) this season.

Golden State is coming off two straight wins over Houston and Minnesota. Meanwhile, Portland won its last game against Houston on Sunday night.

How have the Warriors fared without Steph Curry this season?

Golden State Warriors veteran shooting guard <a href='' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'>Klay Thompson</a>
Golden State Warriors veteran shooting guard Klay Thompson

Since Steph Curry went down on February 4, the Golden State Warriors have been treading water at 4-4. They have done so on the back of veteran shooting guard Klay Thompson, who has stepped up big-time offensively.

Thompson has averaged 28.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 6.5 3-pointers per game over his last eight games. He has done so on a 48.5/47.3/83.3 shooting split.


Overall, the Warriors are now 11-12 without Curry this season and 20-18 with him. If they can continue to stay afloat until Curry returns, they should have a very good chance of securing a playoff spot.

Curry is averaging 29.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 6.4 apg, 1.0 spg, and 4.9 3pg on a 49.5/42.7/92.2 shooting split through 38 games.


Also read: Klay Thompson reflects on taking up leadership role in Steph Curry and Draymond Green’s absence: “I’m not the most vocal person”

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