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

Published 02/08/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors’ inconsistent run of form continued as they lost their most recent game against the Dallas Mavericks. Their 12-11 record perfectly represents how this Dubs team has performed this season. With teams like the Phoenix Suns getting much better, it about time that the Warriors add some consistency to their game.

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After suffering two successive losses at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies, the San Antonio Spurs bounced back and won back-to-back games; one against the Timberwolves and the other against the Houston Rockets. In those two victories, DeMar DeRozan has put up amazing performances averaging 30.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists.

The Warriors face off against the Spurs at 8:30 PM EST. Take a look at the injury updates and predictions for the same.

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Golden State Warriors: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Warriors suffered their 11th defeat of the season as they were beaten 134-132 by the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. The Dubs saw veteran superstars Steph Curry and Draymond Green putting up vintage performances, but they still ended up losing the game.

Their biggest Achilles’ heel this season has been the inconsistent performances from the supporting cast. That was in full display against the Mavs as Kelly Oubre Jr. who had scored 40 points against the Mavs in the first game but scored only 13 points in the repeat fixture.

If the Warriors want to have a real go at the playoffs, they will need consistent performances from their younger players.

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

For the next game against the Spurs, the Warriors will be missing some key players due to injuries. Apart from the longtime injuries to Klay Thompson, Alen Samilagic, and Marquese Chriss, the Warriors have a dearth of centers against the Spurs.

Both Kevon Looney and James Wiseman are sidelined with an ankle and a wrist injury, respectively. Even backup center Eric Paschall is questionable against the Spurs as he’s recovering from a knee problem.

With so many injuries, the Dubs will hope that they can bounce back with an all-round performance against the Spurs.

Probable Lineup

Stephen Curry (G)

Kelly Oubre Jr. (G)

Andrew Wiggins (F)

Juan Toscano-Anderson (F)

Draymond Green (C)

San Antonio Spurs injury updates and predicted lineup

The San Antonio Spurs have been the surprise package in the Western Conference this season. They have had victories against multiple top teams like the Lakers and the Celtics and are showing plenty of promise.

Spurs won their last game against the Rockets with a vintage performance from their superstar DeMar DeRozan, who scored 30 points. With their latest win, the Spurs find themselves as the fifth seed in the loaded Western Conference with 13 victories and 10 losses.

Dec 26, 2020; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes the ball in the fourth quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs have some major injury concerns. Center LaMarcus Aldridge is sidelined with a hip injury, while guards Lonnie Walker IV and Quinndary Weatherspoon will also miss the game against the Warriors with a stomach illness and a knee injury, respectively.

They will look to make a comeback from the Warriors’ loss and put up a fight against the Mavericks.

Probable Lineup

DeJounte Murray (G)

Derrick White (G)

DeMar DeRozan (F)

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Keldon Johnson (F)

Jakob Poeltl (C)

Predictions

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The Golden State Warriors are missing some key players like Wiseman and Looney, but given the form of Steph and Draymond, they are still a very big threat to the Spurs. Furthermore, the Warriors are 1-0 against the Spurs in the 2021 regular-season. Can they improve the record? We pick Golden State for the win!

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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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