Will Steph Curry and Devin Booker Play Tonight? Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors – Team News, Lineups, and Predictions

Published 03/04/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Jan 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a three point basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors will travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns. For the Warriors, they are coming off a disappointing loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. It was a back-and-forth game, but the Warriors let the game slip away from them in the final moments. It was indicative of the Warriors’ season so far, which has been a mixed bag.

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The Phoenix Suns, on the other hand, have been fantastic this season. After struggling for the past few years to get a playoff position, they are now the second seed in the NBA playoffs. Devin Booker has greatly benefitted from the arrival of point guard Chris Paul. The two have formed one of the best back-courts in the NBA today.

With that in mind, let us take a look at the Warriors visit to the Phoenix Suns

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Phoenix Suns – Team News

Jan 1, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) and guard Chris Paul (3) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) and center Deandre Ayton (22) and forward Jae Crowder (99) react following a fourth quarter time out against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns have no injuries going into the game. So, they can be expected to put up their strongest line-up possible. Chris Paul and Devin Booker have both been playing some of the best basketball of their career. Both have earned All-Star nominations this season and will be a threat going into the game.

Predicted Lineup: Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton

Golden State Warriors – Team News

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors, on the other hand, have a few significant injuries going into the game. Marquese Chriss remains out due to a lower leg injury. Furthermore, Kelly Oubre Jr. missed the game against the Trail Blazers and could be missing the fixture against the Suns as well. Obviously, Klay Thompson will also remain out because of his Achilles injury.

Predicted Lineup: Steph Curry, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, James Wiseman

Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors – Prediction

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Suns are in an excellent run of form at the moment. They have gotten some very big wins and have had one of the best records since the turn of the year. The Warriors, on the other hand, have struggled to keep big teams out of their own basket, and have been poor defensively. However, Steph can step up against the big teams as he showed with the Clippers and the Lakers.

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Prediction: The Suns are able to sneak away with a tight win against a Steph Curry barrage.

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Who will win between the Warriors and the Suns? Both teams have elite scorers in Devin Booker and Steph Curry. But the Suns have a more stacked team this year, and should be considered the favorites to win. But Steph Curry has defied the odds time after time this season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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