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Stephen Curry leaves game with shoulder injury, MRI Thursday

Golden State Warriors v Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors grimaces after being hurt in the third quarter of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on December 14, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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This was an especially painful road loss for the Warriors.

Late in the third quarter, Stephen Curry reached in to try to strip the ball from Indiana’s Jalen Smith on a drive and instantly grabbed his shoulder in pain.

Curry instantly left the game and went back to the locker room, there he was eventually ruled out for the rest of the game. Steve Kerry provided few details postgame, saying they were waiting on an MRI to make any prognosis.

Curry had 38 points in 30 minutes played Wednesday, fitting with the MVP level he has played at all season long. Curry is averaging 29.6 points per game, shooting 43.2% from 3, plus adding 6.8 assists and 6.6 rebounds a game — he has been the one steady force on an up-and-down Warriors team this season.

Wednesday was mostly down as the Warriors trailed from the start of the second quarter on and fell to the Pacers 125-119, dropping them to 2-13 on the road this season. In addition to Curry having to leave the game due to injury, Draymond Green got ejected for arguing calls.

The Warriors are now below .500 on the season at 14-15.