Will Stephen Curry Play Tonight? Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers: Preview, Lineups & Predictions

Published 02/24/2021, 11:30 AM EST
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 continue their Eastern Conference road trip tonight, as they face the Indiana Pacers. Both teams will be aiming to make it their second win in a row. The Warriors are exceeding expectations and are currently the #8 seed, while the Pacers are still #4 despite a poor start to the month.


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Date & Time: February 24, 2021, 7:30pm ET

Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis


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Preview | Golden State Warriors

The Warriors started their road trip with two losses, but arrested this slump against the Knicks last night. They won 114-106, as Stephen Curry returned with a phenomenal 37 point game. As a team they still shot below average, so going up against the Pacers, they will need to address those concerns.

Feb 23, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) celebrate the 114-106 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The return of Kevon Looney and James Wiseman gave them a boost in their last game, and should help them to deal with the threat of Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner tonight. They don’t have any significant injuries for the upcoming game.

Starting 5 for the Golden State Warriors

GuardStephen Curry

Guard – Kelly Oubre Jr

CenterAndrew Wiggins

Forward – Draymond Green

Forward – Kevon Looney

Preview | Indiana Pacers

The Pacers started the season with an 11-7 run. But just one win in seven games halted their progress, and they now find themselves with a 15-14 record. Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon have been leading the team with their offense, while Myles Turner is stepping up as their defensive anchor. The loss of Victor Oladipo has hurt them, but they are still #4 in the East.

Feb 10, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots against Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

They don’t have any new injuries, but will have to wait a few more weeks until T. J. Warren and Caris LeVert can return. That will further boost their offense and strengthen them for the playoffs.

Starting 5 for the Indiana Pacers

Guard – Malcolm Brogdon

Guard – Justin Holiday

Center – Doug McDermott

Forward – Domantas Sabonis


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Forward – Myles Turner

Predictions | Warriors vs Pacers

The Pacers have shown promise so far, but is unlikely they come out on top tonight. Looney and Wiseman returning gives the Warriors the edge and Curry’s return makes them the favorites. If the Pacers can hold down Draymond from running the show, they could have a slight chance, but expect the Warriors to win this battle.


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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.