Will Stephen Curry and Zion Williamson Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans – Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 05/04/2021, 12:00 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 take on the New Orleans Pelicans in their second game on consecutive nights. The Warriors came away with the victory last night. Stephen Curry was incredible, continuing his hot scoring streak by dropping 41 on them. As the Warriors look to increase the gap over Pelicans in the play-in spot, they will be looking to get another important win over them.

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Whereas, the New Orleans Pelicans have been inconsistent this year. Both Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram have been the only two consistent performers for the Pelicans. Whereas, Lonzo Ball has shown clear improvement this season, playing some of his best basketball. But the Pelicans are yet to establish themselves as one of the top teams in the NBA, despite their wealth of talent.

With that in mind, let us take a look at the Golden State Warriors facing the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans – Predictions

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) 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 Pelicans, on their best day, can defeat any team in the NBA. The problem is, their best days are few and far between. Their inconsistency has been their biggest problem this season. On the other hand, Stephen Curry has been playing the best basketball of his career, which is really saying something. With the kind of form Curry is in, expect the Warriors to get another win over New Orleans.

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Golden State Warriors – Team News

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 Warriors do have a few injuries they need to worry about. Kelly Oubre was ruled out for both of the Warriors’ games against the Pelicans. Damion Lee remains out in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols. James Wiseman underwent surgery and his season is over. Eric Paschall could return for the Warriors, although he may play fewer minutes for them.

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Predicted Lineup: Stephen Curry, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Greens, Kevon Looney

New Orleans Pelicans – Team News

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Feb 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Pelicans also have some injury problems hampering the team. Steven Adams could feature against the Warriors after he was ruled out for the previous game with a toe injury. Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart are yet to return, due to their severe injuries. Marcos Silva is also out. The Pelicans should be able to field a strong five with most of their stars.

Predicted Lineup: Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram Zion Williamson, Willy Hernangomez

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Who will win between the Warriors and the Pelicans? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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