INDIANAPOLIS — Stephen Curry was ruled out of the Golden State Warriors‘ 125-119 loss at the Indiana Pacers in the fourth quarter because of a left shoulder injury on Wednesday.
Curry sustained the injury with 2:04 left in the third quarter after attempting to strip Indiana’s Jalen Smith of the ball as Smith drove to the hoop.
Curry immediately grabbed his left shoulder and continued to hold it as he ran down the court. The Warriors subsequently called a timeout, and Curry was looked at by two trainers on the bench.
A few minutes later, Curry went back to the locker room with Golden State head trainer Rick Celebrini.
Entering Wednesday’s game, the Warriors had a 119.2 offensive efficiency when Curry was on the court and only a 99.6 offensive efficiency when he was off.
Curry scored 38 points against the Pacers — nearly half of the Warriors’ 80 points at the time. He did score half of the Warriors’ first-half points, putting up 27 through the first two quarters.
Warriors’ Stephen Curry (left shoulder) exits early at Pacers