Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans – Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineup

Published 05/03/2021, 5:07 PM EDT
Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors broke their two game winless streak with a comfortable win against the Rockets. With a .500 record of 32 wins and 32 losses, the Dubs are the 10th seed in the West.

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On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans won their second game in a row with a win against the Timberwolves. The Pelicans are the 11th seed in the Western Conference with a record of 29 wins and 35 losses.

The Warriors face off against the Pelicans tonight at 7:30 PM EST. Take a look at the injury reports and the probable lineups of the teams.

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Predictions

The Pelicans have a rather fit squad and are also in great form. They face a Warriors side that is missing multiple players through injuries. Considering their recent form and the players available, the Pelicans have a slight edge against the Dubs.

Golden State Warriors: Injury updates and lineup prediction

After suffering from two rather disappointing losses, the Warriors won their latest game with a blowout 113-87 victory against the Rockets. Despite having a rather lacklustre shooting night, Curry still dropped 30 points.

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 have some major injury concerns. Klay Thompson and James Wiseman are sidelined for the rest of the season. Backup center Eric Paschall is out with a hip injury. Damion Lee is sidelined as he has to follow the league’s health and safety protocols while Kelly Oubre Jr is sidelined as he recovers from a wrist injury.

The Dubs will look to maintain their winning form against the Pelicans as they are only a couple of wins away from reaching the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

Probable Lineup

Steph Curry (G)

Mychal Mulder (G)

Andrew Wiggins (F)

Draymond Green (F)

Kevon Looney (C)

New Orleans Pelicans: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The New Orleans Pelicans continued their fantastic form with the third win of their last four games, as they defeated the Timberwolves 140-136. While Zion Williamson dropped 37 points, Lonzo Ball had a massive game as he scored 33 points.

Feb 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Pelicans will be missing three key players against the Dubs. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is out with an ankle injury. Josh Hart is sidelined with a thumb injury, and Steven Adams is questionable with a toe injury. 

The Pelicans have to win practically all their games if they want to have a chance to make it to the play-in tournament. A win against the Warriors will be a big boost for them.

Probable Lineup

Lonzo Ball (G)

Eric Bledsoe (G)

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Brandon Ingram (F)

Zion Williamson (F)

Steven Adams (C)

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Who will win between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans?

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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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