In the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry banged knees with a defender. The two-time MVP reacted to the collision instantly. During the next timeout, he got examined by the team trainers and continued to play through the pain.

Curry finishing the game was a good sign, but it could mean he won't play Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

In his postgame interview, Curry updated reporters about his quad and if he will play in their upcoming game.

“The way it feels right now, I'm not optimistic but we'll see,” Curry told ClutchPoints.

It was the second consecutive game Stephen Curry has struggled shooting the ball. This time it led to a 99-82 defeat. He shot 5-of-24 and finished with 14 points. The Warriors came out flat from the beginning and never found any rhythm offensively. Shots that have fallen all season just wouldn't go down.

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Neither team played well in this game. But in the fourth quarter, the Mavs went on a run to put the contest out of reach. Luka Doncic led Dallas in scoring with 26 points.

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Now that the Warriors will likely be without their superstar point guard, they will need to find scoring from another source. This is when the Warriors' depth kicks into play. The term strength in numbers was their motto in the past, and they roll with it to this day.

The Warriors are a confident bunch who believe in every member of this team. When you're missing your star player it's always challenging, but it's a challenge the Dubs will look forward to taking on Thursday night.