Stephen Curry, the guardian of the Golden State Warriors, missed the 102-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night because he was “not feeling well,” the team said in the first quarter. Curry, who warmed up before the game, was scratched just before the tip and replaced on the starting grid by Mychal Mulder.
Without curry, the warriors lost their composure late. A technical foul on Draymond Green 9.3 seconds ahead – when Golden State held a 100-98 lead – resulted in two free throws and Terry Rozier’s ultimately victorious field goal as Charlotte made the comeback.
Curry, who grew up in the Charlotte area and went to school at Davidson College out of town, has mentioned several times in the past few days how excited he was to play at home after missing last season’s game had after injuring his hand earlier this year.
NBC Sports Bay Area cameras showed Curry walk off the ground shortly before the game with Rick Celebrini, director of sports medicine and performance for Warriors.
Curry averages 29.9 points, 6.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.
Golden State has lost two games in a row and three of their last five.