Will Stephen Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors – Team News, Lineups, and Predictions

Published 04/02/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
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 Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors in a repeat of the 2019 NBA Finals. The Warriors have been struggling with their form this season. Currently, they have lost five of their last six games. Stephen Curry recently made his way back from injury and is trying to recapture some of the momenta he had prior to his injury. The team now has a 23-25 record and runs the risk of missing the playoffs this year.

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The Toronto Raptors have had an even worse time. Currently, they have lost 13 of their last 14 games, with their one win coming against the Denver Nuggets. The Raptors have struggled without many of their key players. The departures of Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol were major losses for the franchise, and they do not have reliable options on the team who deliver consistent performances.

With that in mind, look at the preview of the Warriors taking on the Raptors

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Golden State Warriors – Team News

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

The Golden State Warriors do have some minor injury concerns heading into the game. Kevon Looney is confident about being able to return and play tonight. Jordan Poole could also feature against Toronto, but Eric Paschall is expected to miss out, especially after he missed the game against the Miami Heat. Klay Thompson, of course, still remains out.

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

Toronto Raptors – Team News

Mar 17, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) puts his hands on his head during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Raptors will also miss some players due to injury constraints. Patrick McCaw, Rodney Hood, Jalen Harris, and Kyle Lowry are all listed as unavailable for the game due to their own respective injuries. Paul Watson is also out for the game against Golden State due to COVID-19 protocols.

Predicted Lineup: Gary Trent Jr., Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Aron Baynes

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors – Prediction

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

Both teams enter this game in very poor form. However, the Raptors have not looked good throughout the season. Furthermore, their injury concerns are also far deeper than that of the Golden State Warriors. Expect the Warriors to take home the win, gaining much-needed confidence in the process. Stephen Curry could be the key factor in Warrior’s win tonight.

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Prediction: Stephen Curry lights up the floor as the Warriors get a major win over the Raptors

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Who do you think will win between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors?

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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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