Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Get Bitter Taste of Life Without Stephen Curry

December 30th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Not that it's a shock to anyone, but the Golden State Warriors learned that life without Stephen Curry is pretty rough.

The Dubs fell to 29-2 on the season after a 114-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks that was over just a few minutes into the second quarter. Well, actually, it was over the moment Curry was ruled out with a lower left leg injury—one confirmed as a bruise by an MRI he underwent earlier Wednesday, per GSW Stats.

Without the reigning MVP (and, it should be noted, starting small forward Harrison Barnes, backup center Festus Ezeli and rotation guard Leandro Barbosa), the Warriors were a congested, disjointed mess on offense. Sans Curry, the spacing that has factored so heavily in producing the league's top offense this season disappeared.

Golden State shot just 40.7 percent from the field while allowing the Mavs to convert 51.2 percent of their attempts. Trounced on the glass, destroyed in the lane and totally overmatched, the Warriors looked frighteningly vulnerable.

And alarmingly lost.

Players forced shots, sets stalled out and it didn't take long for shoulders to slu ...

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