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

Published 02/19/2021, 11:00 AM EST
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in action 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 are back in action tonight, as they travel to Florida to face the Orlando Magic. Both teams won their last game on Wednesday and will be aiming to repeat that tonight. The Warriors had a phenomenal overtime comeback against the Heat, while the Magic surprised the Knicks with an 18-point win.

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Date & Time: February 19, 2021, 7pm ET

Venue: Amway Center

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Preview | Golden State Warriors

After many predicted them to not be in a playoff spot, the Warriors have done a great job prove those critics wrong. They are currently seventh and have won four of their last five games. Stephen Curry’s MVP-worthy campaign has been the main reason for their 16-13 record.

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

Draymond Green (ankle) joined the injury list after their last game, but is expected to return for the game tonight. James Wiseman and Kevon Looney could also return in the coming days and strengthen their rotation again.

Starting 5 for the Golden State Warriors

Guard: Stephen Curry

Guard: Kelly Oubre Jr

Forward: Andrew Wiggins

Forward: Eric Paschall

Center: Draymond Green

Preview | Orlando Magic

The Magic finally had more than eight players available to play in their last game. A lack of players has affected their form throughout the season, and their record is just 11-8 currently, and they sit 12th in the Eastern Conference.

Feb 5, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Chicago Bulls center Daniel Gafford (12) guards Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

They have been hit with the worst injury-crisis in the NBA and already have four crucial players out for the season. Cole Anthony, Aaron Gordon, Markelle Fultz, and Jonathan Isaac are all out, while Evan Fournier and James Ennis III are listed as questionable for tonight’s game.

Starting 5 for the Orlando Magic

Guard: Michael Carter-Williams

Guard: Evan Fournier

Forward: Gary Clark

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Forward: Dwayne Bacon

Center: Nikola Vucevic

Predictions | Warriors vs Magic

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The Magic may have managed a win in their last game, but it is unlikely they continue a winning run tonight. Curry has been excellent of late, and he could be too hot to handle.

It will be the Warriors’ 17th win of the season and will help them ascend further in the Western Conference standings. They will face the Hornets next in the second game of their Eastern Conference road trip.

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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.

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