February 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. Atlanta defeated Golden State 95-79. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Warriors Take on Hawks at Oracle: Preview and Predictions

This a game where the Warriors are looking to get some confidence back after dropping two straight. It’s not looking good without a proper center, but luckily, the Hawks’ Al Horford is out with a stomach virus.

Devin Harris is out as well, which means the Warriors will have to attack Jeff Teague so he gets tired. He is the piece to the game, but he can’t do it all for 48 minutes. The lack of another backup PG will seriously hurt the Hawks.

Stay tuned for a live blog in the fourth quarter. If you’re stuck in traffic, or just unable to see the game, come back to us and we will provide you with the information you need.

Matchup Predictions:

Stephen Curry vs Jeff Teague: A good matchup, but Stephen comes out the winner.

Klay Thompson vs Lou Williams/Anthony Morrow: Get ready, this matchup will be very interesting, you will see a lot of shots fired.

Harrison Barnes vs Deshawn Stevenson: Barnes wins this matchup because he plays smart – not illegal, dangerous, or crazy.

David Lee vs Josh Smith: This is the matchup to watch tonight, but the Hawks have a little edge here.

Festus Ezeli vs. Zaza Pachulia: This is a generally equal matchup, but Zaza has veteranship. We’ll see how this plays out.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: David Lee vs Josh Smith

Leading Scorer: Stephen Curry, 24 points and 8 assists

Player to Watch: Josh Smith

Winner: Warriors, by a slim margin


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