Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not play during Monday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. Veteran Shaun Livingston will get the start at point guard in his place. Forward Jordan Bell will also be inactive. The team has brought aboard reserve point guard Quinn Cook to the active roster to help fill in for Curry.
Curry missed shootaround on Monday with a right thigh contusion and was questionable coming into the game. It will be his first missed contest of the 2017-18 season, having played in at least 78 games each of the past five years.
Through his first 13 games, Curry is averaging 25.2 points, 6.7 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game, tied for the team lead in scoring with Kevin Durant and in assists with Draymond Green. He’s shooting 46.7 percent from the field overall, chucking up over nine 3-point attempts per game, knocking down 38.8 percent of them.
Livingston will earn his first start of the 2016-17 season. He’s appeared in 11 games off the bench, averaging 16.5 minutes per game, while scoring 4.5 points on 50 percent shooting. Cook has previously appeared in a single game with the Warriors this season, scoring two points in a minute of action.
Golden State has been on fire over its last six games, having won each game by at least 17 points. The Warriors sit at 10-3 and in second place in the Western Conference coming into play on Monday.
The next chance Curry will have to take to the floor comes on Thursday night when the team travels to take on the Boston Celtics.