Warriors' Steph Curry Out vs. Clippers, to Miss 2nd Straight Game Because of Flu

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 10, 2020

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will miss his team's Tuesday home game against the Los Angeles Clippers with the flu, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

The three-time NBA champion had missed over four months of action due to a broken left hand suffered against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 30. He returned on March 5 and posted 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds against the Toronto Raptors.

Curry will now miss his second straight game due to illness, however, after sitting the Warriors' 118-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

The 31-year-old has averaged 20.8 points and 6.6 assists in 27.8 minutes per game in five contests.

Mychal Mulder should get the start in Curry's absence.

The 25-year-old out of the University of Kentucky ran the point for the Dubs in their upset win over Philadelphia, scoring 18 points and dishing three assists in 32 minutes.

The 6'3" rookie has averaged 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.5 minutes over six games (two starts) with the Warriors. He signed a multiyear deal with the team on Tuesday.

Chasson Randle, a 27-year-old point guard out of Stanford, should back up Mulder. He had three points in 14 minutes in relief.

Damion Lee, who averages 12.8 points per game, should start in the backcourt alongside Mulder.

Golden State will enter its game against the Clips significantly short-handed, with Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Alen Smailagic all listed as out alongside Curry. Klay Thompson has also been out for the season with a torn ACL.

As such, the Warriors will enter their game against the Clips as 12.5-point underdogs, per Caesars Palace. Game time is 10:30 p.m. ET.


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