Will Stephen Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets – Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 04/10/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets in the renewal of their heated rivalry. While neither team is what it used to be, both sides will want a win. The Warriors are looking to secure a play-in position, but have lost a lot of games recently. Stephen Curry has been putting up MVP numbers, but it hasn’t been enough to rescue the Warriors’ season so far.

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For the Houston Rockets, they have been abysmal this season. After losing James Harden, the Rockets became one of the worst teams in the NBA. Just recently, the Rockets were able to break their 20 game losing streak. However, that win didn’t spark any momentum or a change in form. The Rockets are most likely already looking at the next NBA season.

With that in mind, let us take a look at the Warriors taking on the Rockets.

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Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets – 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

Both teams are in desperate for a win. For the Warriors, they want to build on the momentum they got after defeating the Washington Wizards last night. Whereas, the Rockets will feel that the Warriors are the only team they have a chance against on their road trip. Expect the Warriors to come away with the win, despite the Rockets complicating matters for them.

Prediction: The Warriors come away with another momentum-building win

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 Golden State Warriors have certain problems on the injury front. Juan Toscano-Anderson and Gary Payton II are both doubtful to play the game. Eric Paschall remains out as he tries to recover from a left hip flexor strain. However, star player Stephen Curry will be fit and ready to go, along with players like Draymond Green and James Wiseman.

Predicted Lineup: Stephen Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, James Wiseman

Houston Rockets – Team News

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Feb 9, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (R) drives to the basket while defended by New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets are also struggling on the injury front. The Rockets will be without several key players, such as Dante Exum, Danuel House Jr., David Nwaba, and Eric Gordon. Furthermore, John Wall is a doubt for the game, as he was rested against the Clippers. However, Wall’s absence could be routine, and he could make his return tonight against the Warriors.

Predicted Lineup: John Wall, Kevin Porter Jr., JaeSean Tate, Kelly Olynyk, Christian Wood

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Who will win between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets? 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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