Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks: Preview, Injury Report & Predictions

Published 03/26/2021, 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 welcome the Atlanta Hawks in a bid to re-ignite their playoff bid after being defeated by the Kings last night. While the Hawks are in a more comfortable position in the East (6th place with a 22-22 record), the Warriors are languishing in 10th place in the Western Conference Table with a 22-23 record.

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Date & Time: March 26, 2021, 9pm ET

Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco

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Feb 15, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young (11) shoots against New York Knicks’ Elfrid Payton (6) and Nerlens Noel (3) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jason DeCrow/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Preview | Golden State Warriors

Primarily because of the absence of Steph Curry, the Warriors have lost their previous NBA encounters against the Sixers and the Kings.

The other half of the Splash Brothers suffered a tailbone injury in the game against the Rockets after falling into the stands. He’s likely to sit this one out as well as he is yet to be re-assessed by the medical staff. The Warriors are 1-5 this season without the presence of Curry on the court, and there are no signs to prove that they could turn around their over-reliance on him yet.

It is because they did not make any additions in the trade market. In fact, they even saw a few role players exit. Kelly Oubre Jr. still remains a part of the roster. Also, Draymond Green will possibly return tonight after sitting out against the Kings because of an illness.

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Starting 5 for the Golden State Warriors

Guard – Jordan Poole

Guard – Kelly Oubre Jr.

Center – James Wiseman

Forward – Draymond Green

Forward – Andrew Wiggins

Preview | Atlanta Hawks

Looking at their last 10 games, the Hawks have lost just two. They are enjoying a fine run of form lately and their upward trajectory could continue with a key addition during the trade deadline.

The Hawks acquired Lou Williams in an exchange for Rajon Rondo. The former Sixth man of the year plays more minutes and provides a better scoring outlet than Rondo off the bench, though there are question marks regarding his participation in this game.

Starting 5 for the Atlanta Hawks

Guard – Trae Young

Guard – Kevin Huerter

Center – Clint Capela

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Forward – Tony Snell

Forward – John Collins

Predictions | Warriors vs Hawks

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It is hard to look past the visitors as the favorites, considering their recent form and their relatively injury-free roster. The Warriors have a mountain to climb without Steph Curry, and we don’t think they are in a position to do that right now.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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