Warriors

Steph 'not feeling well,' won't play vs. hometown Hornets

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Steph Curry won't play in Saturday's game between the Warriors and Charlotte Hornets because he's "not feeling well," the team announced shortly after the contest began.

Moments before tip-off between the two teams, Curry was seen walking to the locker room with Rick Celebrini, the Warriors' director of sports medicine and science.

It appeared Curry was stretching his legs as he walked towards the locker room, but based on the Warriors' announcement, it sounds like he isn't injured.

The Athletic's Anthony Slater reported that Curry wasn't removed for the NBA's health and safety protocols put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first game Curry has missed all season, and it's a disappointing one, considering the Warriors are playing his hometown Hornets.

Curry is having an MVP-caliber season, averaging 29.9 points on 48.6 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from 3-point range.

The good news for Curry and the Warriors is that they have two days off before their next game Tuesday against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.

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The much-anticipated first Curry vs. LaMelo Ball matchup will have to wait until Friday, Feb. 26 when the Hornets visit San Francisco.