NEW YORK – The 76ers will be without their best shooter in Thursday night’s game.
Shooting guard Seth Curry is out with a sore left ankle for the contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.
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The Sixers (7-1) will also be without reserve swingman Terrance Ferguson for personal reason. Ferguson has only made cameo appearances in four games this season. He has yet to score in a total of 15 minutes of action.
However, Curry has been one of the Sixers’ best players.
The seventh-year veteran is averaging a career-best 17 points while shooting 59.5% on three-pointers. Curry scored 20 of his season-high 28 points while making all six of his first-half three-pointers in Wednesday’s 141-136 victory over the Washington Wizards. The 30-year-old missed his lone second-half three-pointer after intermission.
Curry shot 11 for 14 overall in 36 minutes, 18 seconds of action, all season highs, against the Wizards. He has made 19 of 28 three-pointers (67.8%) in the last five games.
The Sixers are already without Furkan Korkmaz (left groin strain) and Mike Scott (bruised left knee).
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The four confirmed positives were among the 498 players who were tested since Dec. 30, the league and the National Basketball Players Association announced on Thursday.