Will Steph Curry and LeBron James Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers – Team News, Lineups, and Predictions

Published 03/15/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers will be taking on the Golden State Warriors. Just one week after teaming up with Steph Curry, LeBron James must try to lead his team to a victory against him. The Lakers will continue to be without Anthony Davis, who is still recovering from his calf strain injury.

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The Golden State Warriors have had a mediocre season so far. The Warriors are currently ninth in the Western Conference, with a 20-19 record. While Steph Curry has been playing at an MVP level, the rest of the team has had a poor record.

With that in mind, take a look at the Lakers vs Warriors fixture.

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Los Angeles Lakers – Team News

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Lakers are struggling with a myriad of injuries so far. The Lakers will be without Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, Kostas Antetokounmpo, and Jared Dudley. Furthermore, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, and Alex Caruso are currently listed as questionable. However, James and Kuzma could feature against the Warriors given the team’s struggles so far.

Predicted Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Damian Jones

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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 have a couple of significant injuries, but the rest of the squad is relatively healthy. Klay Thompson was ruled out at the beginning of the season. Furthermore, Marquese Chriss is still recovering from his injury earlier in the season. The rest of the team is fit and Steve Kerr will try to put out a strong lineup.

Predicted Lineup: Steph Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, James Wiseman

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors – Prediction

The Lakers are coming off a big, much-needed win against the Indiana Pacers. The Warriors, on the other hand, had a demoralizing loss to the LA Clippers. The Warriors have beaten the Lakers earlier this season, but have also lost to them. Expect this game to be a tough battle.

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Prediction: The Los Angeles Lakers struggle against a motivated Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry.

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Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) gets past Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Mychal Mulder (15) for a basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Who will win between the Warriors and the Lakers? Both teams need a win going into the second half of the season. However, the Warriors may be more desperate, given their struggles against the LA Clippers in their last game. But the Lakers will want to push for a better seed, given that Anthony Davis is still yet to return. Regardless, the game should be an exciting one for fans.

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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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