Warriors' Curry active for Game 4 against Rockets

Warriors' Curry active for Game 3 vs. Rockets

The man, the myth, the legend is finally ready to resume his scary-good scoring ways.

For the first time in more than a week, Stephen Curry will suit up for Golden State this afternoon. The reigning NBA MVP’s squad enters Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals as a 9.5-point road favorite. Host Houston, meanwhile, represents a +360 underdog.

Bet on Tonight's NBA Action

Whatever momentum the Rockets gained from their 97-96 win three nights ago could be squelched in a hurry today. That’s because Curry’s sprained right ankle has responded positively to treatment over the past 48 hours. Steve Kerr actually needs the league’s leading scorer to ignite an offense that frequently faltered in Game 3, as reserve forward Marreese Speights was the lone Warrior to eclipse 20 points.

Houston experienced its own trouble from the floor, shooting 39.1 percent. James Harden exploded for 35 points, though, and Dwight Howard notched a vital double-double. In fact, the center’s 69 such playoff feats trail only Tim Duncan (75) and LeBron James (71) among current ballers.

NBA Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

For Golden State, the prescription for grabbing a 3-1 series edge seems pretty straightforward: surpass the century mark. The Warriors are now 3-5 over the last two postseasons when registering fewer than 100 points, as opposed to 15-1 when reaching or going above that number. Curry’s return all but guarantees greater efficiency, and Draymond Green’s not about to suffer through another seven-turnover performance. Just bank on Kerr’s crew to have a closeout opportunity come Wednesday.

SUNDAY NBA FREE PICK: WARRIORS -9.5

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Knicks vs. Bucks Prediction The defending champion Bucks will host the Knicks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday night. Is 9 too big a number to lay with Milwaukee?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Grizzlies Prediction The Grizzlies have won seven of their last 10 games, are taking on a Jazz team that has dropped eight of its last 10 games and are only laying 3 points as a home...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Hawks Prediction The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games but are small underdogs on Friday night in Atlanta where they’ll take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Is Boston a safe...
Thumbnail T-Wolves vs. Warriors Prediction The Warriors have won six of their last 10 games but their opponent on Thursday night – the Timberwolves – have won seven out of its last 10. Is Minnesota a good bet...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. 76ers Prediction The 76ers have won seven out of their last 10 games and are only laying 1.5 points to LeBron and the Lakers Thursday night in Philly. Will the Sixers cover and continue...