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Stephen Curry ruled out Saturday vs. Grizzlies [UPDATE]

Warriors PG missed Friday’s first leg against Memphis and won’t play on the second end of the back-to-back.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors walks to the locker room during the third quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on March 17, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

UPDATE: March 20 6:35 p.m. — Steph has been ruled out for Saturday’s game vs. the Grizzlies. Poole will start again.

UPDATE: March 20, 11:10 a.m. — Curry did not play Friday in the Warriors win over the Grizzlies. In his absence, the Dubs got a big night from Andrew Wiggins, who finished with 40 points. Poole entered the starting lineup at guard for Curry and dropped 25 points to keep his hot shooting up. Curry is looking unlikely to play Saturday as well, coach Steve Kerr told reporters Friday before the game.

UPDATE: Curry has been ruled out for Friday’s game vs. the Grizzlies. Jordan Poole will start in his place.

UPDATE: March 18. 3:23 p.m. — Curry did not practice Thursday and is in danger of missing Friday’s game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry suffered a tailbone contusion Wednesday vs. the Houston Rockets and was ruled out during the second half of the game. Curry sustained the injury in the third quarter and it’s no surprise the Dubs wanted to play things safe with the score not a factor. Right now late in the game, the Warriors are up by almost 20 points, so there was no reason for Curry to return anyway. We’ll see if there’s an update on his status after the game.

Curry finished the game with 18 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in 30 minutes in the soon-to-be win. This isn’t great news. If Curry has to miss any games, the Dubs will be down three players. Rookie C James Wiseman and PF/C Eric Paschall were placed in health and safety protocols and did not play Wednesday night. It’s unclear how long Wiseman and Paschall will be sidelined. If Curry joins them for a game or two, the Warriors’ depth will be tested a bit.

If Curry is to miss any time, it’s good news for Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr., both of whom would need to pick things up on offense. Wiggins and Oubre become better DFS options as a result, though we’ll see on Curry. The sneaky fantasy basketball pickup could be G Jordan Poole, who scored 23 points on some hot shooting vs. the Rockets. Poole could end up starting in place of Curry. We don’t really know. Steve Kerr hasn’t been playing PG Brad Wanamaker or G Mychal Mulder. Rookie G Nico Mannion got some run Wednesday, so the back court rotation is a bit of a mystery.