Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns- Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 05/11/2021, 4:59 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 face off against the Western Conference surprise package Phoenix Suns tonight at 10:00 PM EST.

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The Dubs clearly are a one-man team at the moment, as they are overly reliant on the attacking prowess of Steph Curry. In their three consecutive wins against the Thunder and the Jazz, Curry put up video game numbers scoring 34, 49 and 36 points, respectively. His 36 point performance in their latest 119-116, victory, had an amazing game winner against the top-seeded Jazz. With these three wins, the Dubs now are a game ahead of the Grizzlies, and a win against the Suns will be essential to widen the gap.

After taking the first seed from the Jazz, the Suns did hope that they could maintain their winning run and clinch the top seed in the West. But things haven’t worked out for the Suns. Despite winning three games of their last five, the Suns conceded two games despite being the favorites to win the games. In their most recent game against the Lakers they simply had no answer for Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis who dropped 42 points in a 123-110 victory for the champions.

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Predictions

The Warriors face off against the top two seeded Suns side. Given their recent form and talisman Curry’s form, the Dubs have a slight edge in this match-up, but if the Suns can turn it on in this game, they can surely win this game.

Golden State Warriors: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Warriors have some major injury concerns. Klay Thompson and James Wiseman are out for the rest of the season. Backup center Eric Paschall is sidelined with a hip injury. Damion Lee is out 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. Forward Draymond Green is probable due to a hip injury.

May 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) and center Moses Brown (9) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Steph Curry (G)

Mychal Mulder (G)

Andrew Wiggins (F)

Draymond Green (F)

Kevon Looney (C)

Phoenix Suns: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Suns have some major injury concerns. Guard Langston Galloway is out due to personal reasons while rotational guard Abdel Nader is recovering from a knee injury. Guards Cameron Johnson is also out as he recovers from a wrist injury.

May 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) falls while shooting the ball defended by Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22)during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Chris Paul (G)

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Devin Booker (G)

Mikal Bridges (F)

Jae Crowder (F)

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DeAndre Ayton (C)

Who will win between the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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