Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors were able to come out with the win against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. But it’s hard to say they came out of the battle unscathed.
Curry in particular took a rather healthy chop to the face as he made a move against Kings guard Buddy Hield. Play had to be stopped as the Warriors star was dealt a bloody nose on the inadvertent contact. Check out the play below:
Play had to be stopped in Kings-Warriors due to Steph's nose bleeding. pic.twitter.com/woFMxu3cd1
— ESPN (@espn) February 4, 2022
Stephen Curry will probably be the first to tell you that he’d rather take the bruised nose than the loss. The Warriors managed to hold on against the Kings for the 126-114 win.
Curry poured in an efficient 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 4-for-7 from the three-point line. But it was a total team effort for the Warriors as seven different players finished in double figures, led by Klay Thompson’s 23 points on an even better 8-for-11 shooting clip.
The Warriors are now in the midst of an eight-game winning streak despite Draymond Green being out of the lineup. Once they get completely healthy, Stephen Curry and Co. could potentially reclaim their spot as the NBA title favorite. Hopefully, there are fewer bloody noses from Stephen Curry along the way.