Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Team News, Lineups, and Prediction

Published 01/27/2021, 2:00 PM EST
January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight for the second time this week. The Warriors have been inconsistent this season. They have had solid performances against big teams like the Lakers and Clippers. But they’ve also come up short against teams they can beat, like the New York Knicks. Currently, the Warriors have a 9-8 record in the season.

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The Timberwolves, on the other hand, have been very disappointing. Despite getting the number one draft pick in the 2020 draft, the Timberwolves have not shown any improvement. They have the second-worst record in the NBA and currently sit last in the Western Conference standings with a 4-12 record.

With that in mind, let us take a look at the Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves fixture.

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Golden State Warriors – Team News

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

The Warriors will be without Klay Thompson, who is still out for the season. However, most of the regular fixtures in the team are fit and ready to go. Steph Curry has been playing at an MVP level, and Kelly Oubre has shown improvement in his form over recent games. The team has gotten much better since Draymond Green returned to fitness.

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

Minnesota Timberwolves – Team News

January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and center James Wiseman (33) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been severely hamstrung by injuries to their best players. Karl-Anthony Towns will be unavailable for the game due to his positive COVID-19 test. Additionally, D’Angelo Russell is listed as questionable for the game, whereas Jarret Culver is not available. Juancho Hernangomez continues to be out for the Timberwolves.

Predicted Lineup: Ricky Rubio, Malik Beasley, Josh Okogie, Jarred Vanderbilt, Naz Reid

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves – Prediction

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors already defeated the depleted Timberwolves team on Monday night. Steph Curry was incredible as he led the Warriors to a blowout victory. Without Towns and Russell, the Timberwolves are extremely weak, and will not be able to keep up with the onslaught of attacking from the Warriors.

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Prediction: Steph Curry and the Warriors get another win over the Timberwolves this week

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Who will win between the Warriors and the Timberwolves? Steph Curry and co. will be looking to move further up the Eastern Conference ladder and try to secure a strong playoff position this year. This game could be an easy win for them, but they must not get complacent.

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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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