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OAKLAND -- Though the results of Stephen Curry’s MRI test were “encouraging,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr conceded Friday that the injuries are piling up.

Curry sustained a strained left adductor Thursday night during the third quarter of a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He will miss the game Saturday against the Nets, and he’ll have plenty of company on the sideline.

Draymond Green, kept out of the game against the Bucks with a sprained toe on his right foot, also will be inactive. Shaun Livingston, who has missed the last six games, will miss his seventh game in a row.

“We’re banged up around the whole roster,” Kerr said after a light practice. “So we’re pretty depleted.”

The Warriors can take solace in the belief that none of the injuries should result in lengthy absences, though Curry is displeased to be joining the temporarily disabled.

“He’s pretty bummed out, but the MRI was basically good news,” Kerr said. “This doesn’t look like it’s going to be a long-term injury. He’s disappointed, but it could have been a lot worse.”

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Green and Livingston could return as soon as Monday night, when the Warriors play the Clippers in Los Angeles. Curry’s return is much cloudier.

 

With both Curry and Livingston out Saturday, third-string point guard Quinn Cook will get the start. Cook scored 15 points, all in an inconsequential fourth quarter, against Milwaukee.

“He gives us a great perimeter threat,” Kerr said of Cook. “He scored so well for us last year, when Steph was out. And he plays so well with (Kevin Durant). He’s smart, he’s tough and he gets us into our offense really well.

“He’s a guy who understands that without Steph on the floor, we’re not going to be in nearly as many random offensive possessions. So we’ve got to have more play calls, we’ve got to execute better, we’ve got to set screens, we’ve got to get everybody in the right position.”