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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 12): 76ers vs. Heat Matchup Uncertain Due to COVID-19 Protocols

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Tuesday’s NBA Injury News

2 p.m. ET: The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s game between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics are unlikely to get any of their eight players cleared from COVID-19 health and safety protocols in time

12 p.m. ET Update: The Brooklyn Nets will be without Kyrie Irving for Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Irving has been sidelined the past three games for personal reasons, and as video of him maskless at a gathering has become public, there’s no belief he’ll return to the team this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers again find themselves in limbo for Tuesday’s game. Both teams have has recent positive COIVD tests. Both also have a significant amount of players out due to health and safety protocols while others on their respective rosters are questionable with various injuries.

Per our NBA Insiders tool:

The Heat needs two of Olynyk, Vincent, and Leonard to be available in order for the game to be played as scheduled. Otherwise, the Heat won’t have the required eight players and the game will likely be postponed.

The Indiana Pacers will likely be without Victor Oladipo for their road matchup with the Golden State Warriors. The Pacers are on the second leg of a back-to-back, a spot where Oladipo has typically avoided playing since returning from knee surgery.

Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real time updates.

Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Tyler Herro
SG – Andre Iguodala
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Myers Leonard

Injury news: The Heat will be without Butler, Bam Adebayo, Avery Bradley, Goran Dragic, Maurice Harkless, Kendrick Nunn, KZ Okpala, and Udonis Haslem due to health and safety protocols. Kelly Olynyk (groin) and Gabe Vincent (knee) are probable, and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) questionable.

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Dakota Mathias
SF – Danny Green
PF – Mike Scott
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Ben Simmons (knee) is questionable.

Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Will Barton
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Nothing new

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Joe Harris
SF – Kevin Durant
PF – Jeff Green
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (personal) and Tyler Johnson (health protocols) are out.

Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Joe Ingles (Achilles) is questionable, Derrick Favors (knee) is probable

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Collin Sexton
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Collin Sexton (knee) is questionable.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker IV
SF – Keldon Johnson
PF – Trey Lyles
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Devin Vassell (knee) is questionable, DeMar DeRozan (personal) is out.

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – George Hill
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Marc Gasol

Injury news: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) is probable, LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (adductor) are questionable, Wesley Matthews (Achilles) and Jared Dudley (calf) are out.

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – James Harden
SF – David Nwaba
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: John Wall (migraine) is questionable, Danuel House (health protocols) is out.

Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Victor Oladipo (rest) is doubtful

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 9 a.m. ET, Justin Phan is seeing betting value in one Tuesday game: Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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