The Golden State Warriors announced Tuesday that point guard Stephen Curry will miss Wednesday night’s game at Oracle Arena against the Memphis Grizzlies and is day-to-day after sustaining a concussion in Monday night’s win at Utah.
Curry got tangled up with Jazz forward Marvin Williams and hit his head on the floor during the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 98-87 win at Energy Solutions Arena.
According to the report, Curry’s only symptom is a headache, which the team said has dissipated since Monday night.
Curry had 22 points and eight assists in 33 minutes to go with six rebounds and three steals as Golden State completed a sweep of a home-and-home with Utah.
Curry is averaging 19.9 points, 8.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 10 games for the 8-3 Warriors, shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 43.8 percent from 3-point range.
Wednesday’s game will be the second Curry has missed this year due to injury. He also sat out Golden State’s 76-74 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 8 because of a bruised ankle.
In that game, reserve point guard Toney Douglas stepped up to lead the Warriors in scoring with 21 points off the bench. However, Douglas is unavailable with a stress reaction in his left leg, which means the bulk of the playmaking responsibilities will land on forward Andre Iguodala, who is second on the team with 5.6 assists per game this season.
Forward Harrison Barnes was inserted into the starting lineup when Curry was unavailable in San Antonio.
The Grizzlies have won three in a row on their current West Coast swing after a 3-5 start. Memphis beat the Los Angeles Lakers 89-86 on Friday, topped the Sacramento Kings 97-86 on Sunday, then went back to Staples Center to complete a Hollywood sweep Monday night with a 106-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Golden State is also hot, having won four straight. The Warriors lead the Pacific Division by a game over the Clippers at 8-3, a record currently third in the Western Conference behind only the Spurs (9-1) and surprising Portland Trail Blazers (9-2).