Curry injured as Bucks stop Warriors’ streak

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry drives the ball past Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, 8 November 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night.

Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.

The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third quarter. The two-time MVP strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.

Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points as Milwaukee (9-2) won for the second straight time at Oracle Arena, including a 116-107 victory on March 29.

In other NBA games, Paul George scored 20 points and Oklahoma City beat Houston, 98-80, without point guard Russell Westbrook for its seventh straight victory.

Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Phoenix, 116-109.

Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland topped Los Angeles, 116-105, to win its third straight game.

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