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Warriors Injury Update: Stephen Curry’s Status Unveiled Amid Disheartening Brandin Podziemski News Before Celtics Game

Published 03/03/2024, 2:48 PM EST

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Stephen Curry was unexpectedly on the Golden State Warriors injury report ahead of Sunday’s marquee matchup against their 2022 finals opponent, Boston Celtics. It was the first time since November 2023 that the two-time NBA MVP player was on the injury report citing injury. According to latest reports, the Golden State Warriors star has been cleared from the injured list of players and will be stepping on the hardwood to play tonight.

While Curry has been deemed eligible to play, he will still be taking precautions due to bursitis in his right knee. The injury update for the Warriors also stated that Brandin Podziemski will be out of action for the match due to right knee inflammation. Andrew Wiggins will remain out due to personal reasons. Gui Santos is also listed as probable after dealing with some right knee inflammation of his own.

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The Warriors have won eight of their last 10 games, including three straight. While this hasn’t resulted in much movement in the standings, the Warriors are now in 9th position and are just three games behind the 5th seed. Curry led the travel-weary Warriors to an impressive 120-105 win against Toronto.

The 35-year-old is the undeniable heart and soul of GSW. Curry’s absence even for a single game can hugely affect GSW’s offensive prowess. Curry’s ability to create chances opens looks for teammates like Klay Thompson & Jordan Poole making them an unstoppable force. Defensively, Curry has improved significantly over the past few seasons, making him a valuable asset on both ends of the court.

On the other hand, the Boston Celtics will be without starting center Kristaps Porzingis after he was originally listed as questionable with a left quad contusion. Sunday’s absence will be the second game Porzingis has missed this season against Golden State. The team also ruled out two-way center Neemias Queta due to an injury he suffered on Saturday with the Maine Red Claws.

The Celtics will be looking for their 11th consecutive win in the Sunday matchup against Golden State which continues a streak that includes four straight wins in double digits.

Predicted Lineups Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors

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The Boston Celtics, are currently the hottest team in the league as they sit in the Eastern Conference with a 42-14 record, showcasing their dominant form throughout the season. They average 118.3 points per game and hold their opponents to 110.2 points per game. These numbers speak of how well the Celtics have been excelling in both offense and defense. The Celtics expected starting line could include Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Xavier Tillman.

The GSW currently holds a 33-23 win-loss record, ranking them ninth in the Western Conference. Their recent form has been inconsistent. They have won 8 of their last 10 games. Averaging 115.2 points per game and allowing 113.7 points per game, GSW is expected to start with Andrew Wiggings by their side. The franchise’s expected starting lineup could include Curry, Klay Thompson, Moses Moody, Draymond Green, and Jonathan Kuminga.

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All in all, while fans are rooting for the Celtics to win this one, the Warriors have been playing some amazing games in the past few weeks. It will definitely be a high-scoring, power-packed matchup with the overall points expected to go over 231.

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The Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics will start at 3:30 p.m. ET on March 3 (8:30 p.m. GMT). This game takes place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. It will be broadcast live on BBC Three. You can also live stream the game for free on BBC iPlayer.

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Dhanraj Majithia

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Dhanraj is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Fueled by the legendary Kobe Bryant's Mamba Mentality, Dhanraj weaves his passion for the game with in-depth analysis, sharpened by his experience as a state-level shooting guard. His are of expertise lies in breaking down trade reports and their implications for fans.
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