Will Steph Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs: Injury News, Lineups, and Prediction

Published 01/20/2021, 5:15 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


The Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in their next regular-season game. This fixture will undoubtedly be a competitive one, given how the Spurs are raring to make a mark with their talented roster. 

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Venue: Chase Center

Time: 10:00 ET (January 20, 2021)

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Spurs vs Warriors will be an exciting matchup between two electrifying teams. Both sides are coming off good victories, which would serve as an added motivating factor to go out and get the win. 

Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs: Injury Updates and Lineups

Warriors

The Warriors recently pulled off a mighty win against division and conference rival Los Angeles Lakers. Steph Curry once again put up a team-high display, but Kelly Oubre Jr. finally put up a 20-point performance, which would lift his hopes.

Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) holds onto a rebound against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors are just hit by one injury concern ahead of their game versus Spurs. Andrew Wiggins picked up a knock in the previous game and is listed as questionable due to knee soreness.

Possible Lineup

Steph Curry (G)

Damion Lee (G)

Kelly Oubre Jr. (F)

Draymond Green (F)

James Wiseman (C) 

Spurs

San Antonio is looking to pick up the pace after registering back-to-back victories. Their form has been inconsistent, but DeMar DeRozan is leading the pack with determination. The 31-year-old would look to extend the Spurs’ winning run when they face Golden State on Wednesday. 

Dec 23, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) looks to pass against Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, the Spurs are troubled by injuries and health concerns, as they’ll be without three players in their upcoming game. Keita Bates-Diop (illness), Luka Samanic (illness), and Quinndary Weatherspoon (knee) are the ones listed out for Wednesday’s game.  

Possible Lineup

Dejounte Murray (G)

Lonnie Walker IV (G)

DeMar DeRozan (F)

Keldon Johnson (F)

LaMarcus Aldridge (C) 

Prediction

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The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win this one, but it won’t be straightforward. San Antonio is currently leading their Southwest Division, and this tells that they’re a team that’s on the rise. 

Spurs are a good defensive unit, but they’d have a lot of work to do when they face Curry, Green, and Wiseman on the court. Though the Spurs seem like a team that can pose a threat, they could be overpowered by Curry and his men.

Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) returns to defense after a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 Hence, we’re predicting the Golden State Warriors are going to win this one. 

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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.

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