Warriors missing starters Curry, Bogurt, Barnes against Cavs

1/29/13 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Despite missing three key starters – point guard Stephen Curry, center Andrew Bogut and forward Harrison Barnes –the team seemed to be holding a decent 55-44 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Reserve forward Carl Landry also remained sidelined through Tuesday’s game, marking the end of a four-game road trip for the Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors took a slew of injuries in the aftermath of Monday’s win over the Toronto Raptors. Third-year pro Stephen Curry was leading the Golden State Warriors with 21 points per game when he exited in the third quarter  of Monday’s game with a sprained right ankle. Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson had no update on Stephen Curry’s timetable of recovery from the ankle injury. During each of the past two offseasons, Stephen Curry underwent ankle surgery. However, Tuesday night was only the third game Stephen Curry missed this season.
Rookie Harrison Barnes, who was selected seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2012 drafts, injured his left knee while awkwardly landing on the floor after being fouled on a dunk on Monday. Harrison Barnes was still feeling some soreness in his left knee Tuesday morning so he was put on the injury report.  The 20-year-old Harrison Barnes started all 44 games of the season, and is averaging 8.9 points as well as 1.5 assists per game.
Andrew Bogut isn’t expected to miss every upcoming game. After missing 38 games with a left ankle injury, Andrew Bogut returned against the Toronto Raptors, scoring 12 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes on Monday. Andrew Bogut will remain on sidelined Tuesday since he hasn’t been cleared for back to back games yet, at least until after the All-Star break. The 28-year-old Andrew Bogut played just four games after undergoing the ankle surgery in April, but he was sidelined again in November. Andrew Bogut has been averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in total five appearances this season.
Meanwhile Carl Landry sustained a shoulder injury while taking a charge in Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors.
The Golden State Warriors (27-17) play the Dallas Maverick (19-25) at home on Thursday followed by a day’s rest in between their game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday before heading into next week’s schedule.
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