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

Published 05/14/2021, 12:21 PM EDT
Apr 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


The New Orleans Pelicans face off against a red-hot Golden State Warriors team tonight at 9:30 PM EST.

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The Golden State Warriors are in blazing form right now with four victories in a row. Their latest victory against the Suns was the perfect representation of their recent form.

Despite Steph Curry having an off shooting night, there was no stopping the Dubs as Andrew Wiggins put on a show with a 38 point performance in a 122-116 victory. With the Grizzlies breathing down their neck, the Dubs need to win their remaining games.

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The New Orleans Pelicans are officially out of the playoff picture. Without Zion, the Pelicans offense looks flat, and their defense has been terrible pretty much all season.

They probably have been the most disappointing team this regular season and with their remaining games, it will be a perfect opportunity for them to give an opportunity to their rotational players to have some playtime.

Predictions

The Golden State Warriors face off against a Pelicans side who are without their young superstar in Zion Williamson. Given their recent form and how important this game is for the Dubs, Curry and Co. are clear favorites to win this game.

Golden State Warriors: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Warriors might miss multiple players through injuries. Klay Thompson and James Wiseman are out 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.

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 major blow, however, can be the health of starters Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins, who were absent in practice. There is a real possibility of all of them being rested by the management.

Probable Lineup

Steph Curry (G)

Kent Bazemore (G)

Jordan Poole (F)

Draymond Green (F)

Kevon Looney (C)

New Orleans Pelicans: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Pelicans will be missing many key players against the Dubs. Josh Hart is sidelined with a thumb injury, and Steven Adams is questionable with a toe injury.

Zion Williamson is out indefinitely as he broke his finger, while guard Lonzo Ball is sidelined with a thumb injury.

Mar 21, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) reacts with guard Josh Hart (3) and forward Zion Williamson (1) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Even Brandon Ingram is questionable against the Dubs as he recovers from an ankle injury while forward Wesley Iwundu is also questionable as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Probable Lineup

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (G)

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Eric Bledsoe (G)

Naji Marshall (F)

James Johnson (F)

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Jackson Hayes (C)

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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