Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry missed Saturday night's 102-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets because he was "not feeling well," the team announced during the first quarter. Curry, who went through pregame warm-ups, was scratched just prior to tipoff and replaced in the starting lineup by Mychal Mulder.
Without Curry, the Warriors lost their composure late. A technical foul on Draymond Green with 9.3 seconds left in the game -- as Golden State held a 100-98 edge -- led to two free throws and the eventual winning field goal, all by Terry Rozier, as Charlotte capped the comeback.
Curry, who grew up in the Charlotte area and went to school at Davidson College just outside the city, mentioned several times in recent days how much he was looking forward to playing at home after missing last season's game due to an injury to his hand early in that campaign.
NBC Sports Bay Area cameras showed Curry walking off the floor just before the game with Warriors director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini.
Curry is averaging 29.9 points, 6.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.
Golden State has lost back-to-back games and three of the past five.