Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings: Injury Updates, Lineups, and Prediction

Published 01/04/2021, 7:00 PM EST
Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball up the court against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry was on fire against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, and that might be the perfect confidence booster for the Golden State Warriors as they take on the Sacramento Kings without a day’s gap in between. 


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Venue: Chase Center

Time: 10:00 PM ET (January 4, 2021)


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The Warriors are gearing up to face their division opponent, and things might get really tricky during the Bay Team’s home game. Both teams hold a 3-3 record at the moment and stand 8th and 9th in the Western Conference. Hence, a victory would be beneficial for either franchise. 

Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings – Preview and Lineups


The Warriors rode to victory against Portland on the back of a new career-high performance from Curry as the 32-year-old soared with a 62-point display.

This should prove to be enough motivation to the other Warriors on the roster that they’re on a world-class team led by a true superstar.


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Dec 29, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Moving on, the roster did not pick up any new injuries from the double-header against Portland, but they’ll still be without forward Marquese Chriss, Klay Thompson, and Alen Smailagic. 

Possible Lineup

Steph Curry (G)

Andrew Wiggins (G)

Kelly Oubre Jr. (F)

Draymond Green (F)

James Wiseman (C) 


The Sacramento Kings belong to the same Pacific Division as the Warriors and have endured an unbalanced start to their 2021 campaign. They lost to the Houston Rockets in back-to-back games and will be the underdogs going into the Warriors fixture as well. 

Jan 2, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; David Nwaba #0 of the Houston Rockets puts up a basket against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Toyota Center on January 02, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

De’Aaron Fox is currently putting up good numbers, but the Kings are now wounded by rookie Tyrese Haliburton’s wrist injury. He won’t play against Golden State, just like DaQuan Jeffries, who is sidelined due to an ankle sprain. On a brighter note, their starters are all healthy and recording efficient numbers at the moment. 

Possible Lineup

De’Aaron Fox (G)

Buddy Hield (G)

Harrison Barnes (F)

Marvin Bagley III (F)


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Richaun Holmes (C) 


The Golden State Warriors take on the Kings at home, and even though there will be no fans in attendance, the Dubs have got this win under the belt.


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They can get the victory, provided Steph Curry once again puts up magical numbers, or if Wiggins and the other supporting cast put up good displays. 

The Kings have the talent to cause an upset, but with Draymond Green back, Golden State has been able to cling to some of its shine. Hence, we’re going with a comprehensive Warriors win for this one. 



Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.