Goldent State Warriors' Stephen Curry Suffers Leg Injury

The Golden State Warriors held on for a tough 119-113 win over a depleted Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, but they lost their talismanic superstar in the process. Stephen Curry exited with a leg injury in the third quarter and did not return.

Initial tests showed no significant damage, but Curry will undergo an MRI in the near future. Curry entered the game listed as probable on the NBA Injury Report with a left lower leg injury, so he appears to have aggravated an existing issue. He ended his night with 21 points on seven of 11 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists. He played 26 minutes.

Curry has already missed 15 games this season, so the Warriors will likely play it very safe with their two-time MVP.  Though they have reason to believe he isn't dealing with anything severe, he'll likely be at least questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Warriors can't afford another extended absence from Curry. Entering tonight's game, their 26-26 record had them sitting at ninth in the densely packed Western Conference standings. A losing streak in the absence of their best player could make it very difficult for the Warriors to claw their way out of the play-in tournament. 

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