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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 13): Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry Questionable Friday

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Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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

NBA Injury News

After Thursday’s win, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said he isn’t sure of Paul George or Kawhi Leonard will play on Friday in the second leg of a back-to-back. Leonard played 31 minutes while George logged 35 minutes in the blowout win. Lue was hopeful that Serge Ibaka, who is listed questionable, could return Friday after being sidelined for weeks with a back injury. 

The Golden State Warriors are listing Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Mychal Mulder ahead of Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Curry, Wiggins, and Green are all banged up, and the Warriors might have nothing to play for depending on the result of Thursday’s Kings-Grizzlies contest. 

On the other end of that matchup, the Pelicans have listed Brandon Ingram, Steven Adams, and Wes Iwundu as questionable ahead of Friday’s game, while Lonzo Ball remains out with a sprained thumb. Ingram has sat out the past four games and Adams has missed eight of the past 10. There is no word on if Ingram or Adams will have a minutes limit if they return. 

Mike Conley has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing the previous nine games with a tight right hamstring. Joe Ingles and Georges Niang have started with Conley and Mitchell sidelined, and either one will likely have to return to a bench role if Conley is cleared to play.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Kevin Love
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Darius Garland (Ankle) and Cedi Osman (Ankle) are questionable; Isaiah Hartenstein (Concussion) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Raul Neto
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Nothing new

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Dwayne Bacon
PF – Moe Wagner
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Mo Bamba (Illness) is questionable

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Matisse Thybulle (Hand) is questionable; Dwight Howard (Suspension) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Facundo Campazzo
SG – Austin Rivers
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Michael Porter Jr.
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Nothing new

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Sekou Doumbouya
C – Jahlil Okafor

Injury news: Hamidou Diallo (COVID Protocols) is questionable; Wayne Ellington (Calf), Cory Joseph (Ankle), Mason Plumlee (Rest), Jerami Grant (Knee), Rodney McGruder (Elbow), Frank Jackson (Ankle), and Isaiah Stewart (Personal) are out

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Mike Conley (Hamstring) and Juwan Morgan (Heel) are questionable

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Aleksej Pokusevski
SF – Darius Bazley
PF – Isaiah Roby
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Ty Jerome (Calf) is questionable; Lu Dort (Knee) is out

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets (9 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Serge Ibaka (Back), Paul George (Rest) and Kawhi Leonard (Rest) are questionable

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – DJ Augustin
SG – Khyri Thomas
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Kenyon Martin Jr.
C – Kelly Olynyk

Injury news: Avery Bradley (Personal), Christian Wood (Ankle), Danuel House (Ankle), DJ Wilson (COVID Protocols), and Kevin Porter Jr. (Ankle) is out

Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Maurice Harkless
PF – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Richaun Holmes (Knee) is questionable; Marvin Bagley (Groin) and Harrison Barnes (Adductor) are doubtful; De’Aaron Fox (COVID Protocols) and Robert Woodard (Back) are out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas
Injury news: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Rest) is doubtful; Sean McDermott (Foot) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks (9 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Malachi Flynn
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Stanley Johnson
PF – Chris Boucher
C – Khem Birch

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (Rest), Pascal Siakam (Shoulder), Fred VanVleet (Hip), and OG Anunoby (Calf) are doubtful; Yuta Watanabe (Ankle) is questionable

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Nothing new

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors (9:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Naji Marshall
PF – James Johnson
C – Willy Hernangomez

Injury news: Steven Adams (Toe), Brandon Ingram (Ankle), and Wes Iwundu (Shoulder) are questionable; Lonzo Ball (Thumb) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Mychal Mulder
SF – Kent Bazemore
PF – Juan Toscano-Anderson
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andrew Wiggins (Knee), Stephen Curry (Back), Mychal Mulder (Knee), and Draymond Green (Finger) are questionable; Damion Lee (Conditioning) is out

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 6:30 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in multiple games, including Magic vs. Hawks. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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