Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Injury Updates, Expected Lineups, and Game Prediction

Published 02/15/2021, 2:00 PM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors were outplayed in their last game, as they couldn’t overcome the offensive firepower of the Brooklyn Nets. Their struggles against teams with a positive record continued as they lost their ninth game against a team with a record above .500.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were worse off as the LA Clippers steamrolled past them in their last game. Their massive downfall this month has been amazing, given that they weren’t even missing their biggest stars.

The Warriors face off against the Cavaliers tonight at 10 PM EST. Before that, we’ll take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

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Cleveland Cavaliers injury updates and lineup prediction

The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their seventh loss in a row as the Clippers beat them 128-111. With their latest loss, the Cavaliers have an overall record of 10 wins and 18 losses and are the 13th seed in the Conference.

The Cavaliers have some injury concerns as their forward Kevin Love is sidelined with a calf injury. Their veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova was also out against the Clippers with a back injury, and forward Larry Nance Jr. is also sidelined with a finger injury.

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (3) drives between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and center Montrezl Harrell (15) in the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage The Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavs have been in dreadful form recently, and they will have to be at their best if they want to pull off an upset win against the Warriors.

Probable Lineup

Collin Sexton (G)

Darius Garland (G)

Taurean Prince (F)

Issac Okoro (F)

Andre Drummond (C)

Golden State Warriors- Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Warriors’ defensive frailties were on full display when the team faced the explosive Brooklyn Nets who beat them 134-117. The Dubs did not have an answer to the magnificent passing of James Harden and had a hard time containing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant as well.

Playing with a make shift center in Draymond Green meant other players had to step up at the defensive end, but unfortunately, it was not enough. The Warriors now have a record 14 wins and 13 losses but are still at the eighth spot of the Western Conference.

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

For the next game against the Cavs, the Warriors will be missing some key players due to injuries. Apart from the longtime injuries to Klay Thompson, Alen Samilagic, and Marquese Chriss, the Warriors will also miss their rookie James Wiseman with a wrist injury. Even backup center Kevon Looney is sidelined with an ankle injury.

The Warriors face a Cavs team who have been in dreadful form recently. It will be the perfect opportunity for them to come back to winning ways.

Probable Lineup

Stephen Curry (G)

Kelly Oubre Jr. (G)

Andrew Wiggins (F)

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Juan Toscano-Anderson (F)

Draymond Green (C)

Predictions

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The Golden State Warriors might have suffered from a crushing loss against the Nets but still saw encouraging performances from Steph Curry and Co. offensively. Given the red-hot form Curry is in, the Dubs are the favorites against the Cavs and will have a routine win.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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