Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss Golden State's home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Curry underwent an MRI exam Friday but the Warriors will wait a few days to fully determine the severity of the injury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn't appear to be significant.

"This doesn't look like it's going to be a long-term injury. He's disappointed but it could have been a lot worse," Kerr said. "We'll just monitor his progress over the next several days."

The two-time NBA MVP was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday night's 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Eric Bledsoe's shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third.

Curry, 30, has been averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 49.2 percent from 3-point range.

Curry scored 10 points Thursday in his second straight game below 20 after getting at least 23 in every game previously — including five 30-point performances and a 51-point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.

"He's a little bummed out," Kerr said.

Nuggets star Will Barton

feels stronger every day

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton is starting to take a few shots as he recovers from surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries.

There is no timetable for his return. Barton said Friday he's "getting stronger every day."

Barton, 27, was carted off the floor on Oct. 20 against Phoenix after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket. He had surgery days later.

Barton's rehab work has focused on strengthening his core. He said he's been working out near the Nuggets to feel like a part of the team. He said there are "tough days for me so sometimes I need to be around them laughing and joking and taking my mind off the exact injury."