Warriors star Stephen Curry to miss game vs. Mavericks for rest

The Warriors will be without guard Stephen Curry for their matchup against the Mavericks on Saturday. 

The NBA’s official injury report cites “rest” as the reason Curry plans to sit out on the front end of a back-to-back. Andrew Bogut and Shaun Livingston will join Curry on the bench for rest purposes as well.

Curry hasn’t missed a game since he returned Dec. 1 from a groin injury that forced him to miss 11 games, meaning he has played 48 straight games. The six-time All-Star has averaged 27.8 points through 60 games with 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists, while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. 

The Warriors enter Saturday’s home game against Dallas with a 49-22 record, tied with the Nuggets atop the Western Conference standings. The Mavericks, on the other hand, are sitting 14th with a 28-44 record.

The Warriors play host to the Pistons on Sunday. Detroit, which plays Saturday at Portland, is 37-34 and sixth in the Eastern Conference.