Will Steph Curry and Joel Embiid Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers – Team News, Lineups, and Predictions

Published 03/23/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks to the locker room during the third quarter against the Houston Rocketsat Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. For the Warriors, they have had a difficult season. The absence of Klay Thompson has had a huge impact on them, as the team has been struggling so far, with few players able to provide consistent attacking output. However, Stephen Curry has played at an MVP level and carried the team on his back.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have been fantastic this season. Currently, they have the first seed in the Eastern Conference, and are a solid championship contenders. Furthermore, Joel Embiid has been playing at an MVP level. However, the knee injury to Embiid has derailed some of their momentum. But Doc Rivers continues to do a great job with the players around him.

With that in mind, let us preview the Warriors taking on the 76ers.

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Golden State Warriors – Team News

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 Golden State Warriors are struggling with major injuries right now. Stephen Curry has been ruled out of the game against 76ers with a tailbone injury. Furthermore, Eric Paschall and James Wiseman have been hurt the past few games, but could make their return against the 76ers.

Predicted Lineup: Jordan Poole, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, James Wiseman

Philadelphia 76ers – Team News

Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) celebrates with guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) after scoring the game winning basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have been majorly affected by injuries as well. Joel Embiid is still out with a serious knee injury. Seth Curry, much like his brother, will not be playing the game tonight due to an ankle injury. However, the rest of the team is fit and will be expected to play.

Predicted Lineup: Ben Simmons, Furkan Korkmaz, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Tony Bradley

Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers – Prediction

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), guard-forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) after scoring a three point basket and foul against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Both teams will want a win going into the game. However, the Warriors are a much weaker team, now that Steph Curry will not be playing. But Joel Embiid is also unavailable for the game, so the Warriors will be hoping to pull off the upset win. That will not be as easy though, given the 76ers massive depth.

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Prediction: The 76ers overcome a resilient Warriors team to pick up the win

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Who will win between the Warriors and the 76er? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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