The Golden State Warriors got off to the wrong start to their East Coast road trip. The Warriors learned just before tipoff that they wouldn't have point guard Stephen Curry available to them, and they had to throw out Charles Jenkins as their main point guard. Golden State managed to stick around with Indiana for a quarter before showing how much they missed Curry in their rotation, falling behind by 30+ points before losing by 24.
Unfortunately for Golden State, Curry appears to be out again tonight on the second of a back-to-back against the Atlanta Hawks.
Mark Jackson just said Stephen Curry will not play tonight vs. Atlanta.— Matt Steinmetz (@MSteinmetzCSN) February 29, 2012
Can the Warriors make do without him? Fortunately the Hawks are without Joe Johnson, so it might cancel out overall, but it's probably more damaging for Golden State to be without their leading point guard.