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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 31): James Harden Out , Donovan Likely to Return Sunday

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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’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.

Sunday’s NBA Injury News

12 p.m. ET Update: James Harden will sit for the first time all season due to a bruised thigh when the Brooklyn Nets face the Washington Wizards on the road. Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors have been upgraded to probable Sunday as the Utah Jazz look to win their 12th game in a row.

The Brooklyn Nets have listed James Harden on the injury report with a left thigh contusion making him questionable to play against the Washington Wizards Sunday. Kevin Durant, who rested during their Friday game, is not on the injury report and is expected to play.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is still bothered by a tight back and is listed questionable prior to Sunday’s match. Embiid took a hard fall in the Sixers’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday, but played 26 minutes Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Donovan Mitchell is questionable for the Utah Jazz Sunday as he continues to work his way through the NBA’s concussion protocol. Mitchell missed the past two Jazz games, but his teammates have continued with their 11-game win streak despite missing their star.

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

Sunday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks (1 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nothing new

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – Alec Burks
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Reggie Bullock (neck) is questionable.

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets (3:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Donovan Mitchell (concussion) is questionable, Derrick Favors (back) is questionable

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jamal Murray (Shoulder) is probable, PJ Dozier (hamstring) is out.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Joel Embiid (back) is questionable

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Doug McDermott (back) is questionable

Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nothing new

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Terence Davis
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: Norman Powell (quad) is doubtful, OG Anunoby (calf) is out.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Bruce Brown
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: James Harden (thigh contusion) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Robin Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new

Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Back) is questionable.

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (Quad) is questionable, Naz Reid (Wrist) is questionable

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 9 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing betting value in any Sunday games. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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