Stephen Curry, by all accounts, will look to return to the court tonight as the Golden State Warriors take on the Boston Celtics in Boston. As we covered already, the Curry vs. Irving matchup could very well determine the outcome of the game. The Celtics are riding a 13 game winning streak, while the Warriors have jumped out to their own seven game streak.
After speculation swirled for days that Curry would indeed play, the news was confirmed just minutes ago by Chris Haynes and subsequently by others.
ESPN Source: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (right thigh contusion) will play tonight against the Boston Celtics.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 16, 2017
I️ can confirm that, barring a setback in warmups, Stephen Curry will play tonight vs. the Celtics.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 16, 2017
It’s the first time the Warriors will face one-time Cavaliers’ nemesis Kyrie Irving since the star guard — in the midst of a tumultuous series of months that featured such key ingredients as. 1.) losing to the Warriors in the Finals and, 2.) facing repeated questions about basic geometric properties of planet earth — demanded a trade and ended up in Boston. Regardless, his play this year has been downright earth shaking.
(Important Note: The earth can still shake even if it is indeed flat. In that case, it’d be more like a vibrating plate reverb unit, and less like a bouncing ping pong ball).
Also, this is downright hilarious:
@HPbasketball so do the warriors destroy the Celtics tonight or lose on purpose because they know it'd infuriate Lebron if everyone was talking about how Kyrie took down the warriors?— Kevin McQuilkin (@Milky_Whites) November 16, 2017
oooh good questoin https://t.co/XWbdSUjikR— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) November 16, 2017
While the Cavaliers have struggled out of the gates, only showing an 8-7 record so far for their travails (good for a paltry ninth place in the Eastern Conference), the Celtics have — even after the horrific loss of star forward Gordon Hayward — sprinted out to a 13-2 record. Seriously, after losing Hayward in the first few minutes of the virgin season, and after losing their first two games as a result as the shock shook them, they have not lost a single game since then.
So, here we stand. The Warriors seek to build on their recent success. The Celtics seek to continue their torrid pace.
Who will prevail? We’ll find out soon. Celtics vs. Warriors starts now!