Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will be playing against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. NBA fans will be aware that Curry suffered a knee injury and has been sidelined, rehabilitating his injury. Nonetheless, the Warriors have been playing quite well in his absence and currently hold a record of 34 wins and 30 losses.
GSW will be playing against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are likely to be missing LeBron James. The Lakers have a record of 30 wins and 34 losses, 4 games behind their opposition for tonight. Considering that this is a matchup with several NBA stars on both sides, fans will undoubtedly want to know the injury reports and expected rosters for this game. After all, that will help in the formation of an expert prediction regarding the outcome.
Stephen Curry is expected to return for the Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers game tonight
Golden State Warriors fans are reassured by the fact that Curry’s recovery seems to have gone well. While he did not play in their last game against the New Orleans Pelicans, he was spotted scrimmaging and practicing with the team. That means he is getting back into shape.
Several reporters have indicated that Curry is looking to make his return against Anthony Davis and the Lakers tonight. However, he is unlikely to be at full strength and will mostly be on playing on a minutes restriction basis. Therefore, it will fall upon the rest of his team to step up and get this job done. That said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.
Golden State Warriors injury report
- Stephen Curry (probable)
- Andrew Wiggins (out)
- Andrew Iguodala (out)
- Gary Payton II (out)
- Patrick Baldwin Jr (probable)
- Ryan Rollins (out)
Golden State Warriors expected roster
- Stephen Curry
- Jordan Poole
- Klay Thompson
- Draymond Green
- Kevon Looney
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- D’Angelo Russell (out)
- LeBron James (out)
- Anthony Davis (probable)
Los Angeles Lakers expected roster
- Dennis Schroder
- Austin Reaves
- Lonnie Walker IV
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- Anthony Davis
As we can tell, several key players from both sides don’t look healthy for this game. The Warriors are still missing Andrew Wiggins. Moreover, the Lakers are missing both LeBron James and D’Angelo Russell. Therefore, this won’t really be a fair indicator of how both teams compare, even if Stephen Curry plays. Nonetheless, here are the expert predictions for this game.
The Warriors are favored over the Lakers tonight
Although the Lakers are desperate for wins in order to improve their stands, not having LeBron James will ensure that they are the underdogs heading into this matchup. Especially against a Warriors team that has found its momentum and is on a 5 game winning streak.
While Anthony Davis and the squad have enough talent to make this a close game, they will not be favored to win it. Be that as it may, it is still possible for the Lakers to find a way to get the job done. Especially if Curry is not at 100% and turns out to be a liability on the court. In any case, this is expected to be an exciting game that fans should watch.
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