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

Published 02/09/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) 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 Golden State Warriors will take on the San Antonio Spurs for the second time in two nights tomorrow. The Warriors came off a loss last night against the Spurs and Steph Curry was dejected with the defeat. More importantly, the rest of the team needs to match the level that Curry is playing at.

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The Spurs, on the other hand, are still in the recovery process after losing their foundational player Kawhi Leonard two seasons ago. DeMar DeRozan has finally begun to find form coming into the season, after a difficult start to his career in San Antonio. Players like Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poetl have also been in good form coming into the season.

Golden State Warriors – Team News

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Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) high fives forward Draymond Green (23) as a time out is called by the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson’s recovery from his Achilles injury is on track. For more recent injuries, James Wiseman, Kevon Looney, and Marquese Chriss have struggled with issues and are not expected to play against the Spurs again. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins are fully fit and expected to play.

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Predicted Lineup: Stephen Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Draymond Green

San Antonio Spurs – Team News

Jan 27, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball against San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first quarter at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Lonnie Walker IV missed last night’s game against the Warriors due to illness. However, reports suggest that Gregg Popovich expects him back for the game on Tuesday. LaMarcus Aldridge remains out with a hip injury, while DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray are fit and expected to play against the Warriors.

Predicted Lineup: Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, Jakob Poeltl

Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs

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

The San Antonio Spurs are on a hot three-game winning streak at the moment. On the other hand, the Warriors have been quite poor, winning only two of their last six games.

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By all counts, this should be a win for the San Antonio Spurs. But the Warriors have an MVP candidate in Steph Curry, who can change the course of a game with his tremendous skills.

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Prediction: Warriors’ Steph Curry takes over to get a measure of revenge over the San Antonio Spurs 

Who will win between the Warriors and the Spurs? Given that the two teams are playing each other again, they will be familiar with their set plays and routines during the game. So their clash tonight may look very different from their first.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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