NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 25): Kevin Durant Expected to Play, Domantas Sabonis Doubtful Sunday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 25): Kevin Durant Expected to Play, Domantas Sabonis Doubtful Sunday article feature image
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David Berding/Getty Images. Pictured: Kevin Durant #7 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.

NBA Injury News

Kevin Durant is expected to return to the lineup for the Brooklyn Nets after missing the past three games with a thigh contusion.

Clint Capela, who missed the Hawks’ previous game due to a back contusion, is considered questionable prior to their game on Sunday. Trae Young, Tony Snell, De’Andre Hunter, and Cam Reddish are all out.

The Phoenix Suns will be without Dario Saric, Jae Crowder, Langston Galloway, and Abdel Nader Sunday. Saric is unavailable on the front end of a back-to-back due to left ankle injury management. Cam Johnson is dealing with a fractured nose, but has yet to miss a game — he will likely remain in the starting lineup with Crowder and Saric unavailable.

Jonas Valanciunas has been upgraded to questionable in advance of Sunday’s game after missing the prior three games due to a concussion. Jaren Jackson Jr. will be held out in the first leg of a back-to-back. There is no word on if Valanciunas will have a minutes limit if he suits up.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets (1 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Robert Williams (Knee) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Jalen McDaniels
PF – Miles Bridges
C – PJ Washington

Injury news: Nothing new


Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets (3:30 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Jae Crowder (Ankle), Langston Galloway (Personal), Abdel Nader (Knee) and Dario Saric (Ankle) are out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Landry Shamet
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Blake Griffin

Injury news: Kevin Durant (Thigh) and Tyler Johnson (Knee) is probable; Nic Claxton (COVID Protocols) and Alize Johnson (COVID Protocols) are out


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers (4 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Jonas Valanciunas (Concussion) is questionable; Jaren Jackson Jr. (Rest) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Derrick Jones Jr. (Hip) is questionable


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

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
PF – Kevin Love
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Damyean Dotson (Knee) is questionable; Collin Sexton (Concussion) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Raul Neto
SF – Bradley Beal
PF – Isaac Bonga
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Chandler Hutchison (Ankle) is questionable; Rui Hachimura (Knee) is out


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Solomon Hill
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Clint Capela (Back) is questionable; Kris Dunn (Ankle) is doubtful; De’Andre Hunter (Knee), Tony Snell (Ankle) and Trae Young (Ankle) are out


Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic (8 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Edmond Sumner
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Oshae Brissett
C – JaKarr Sampson

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb (Knee), Domantas Sabonis (Back) and Goga Bitadze (Ankle) is doubtful

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – James Ennis
PF – Chuma Okeke
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Terrence Ross (Back), James Ennis (Calf), and Wendell Carter Jr. (Ankle) is questionable.


Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Haliburton
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Maurice Harkless
PF – Harrison Barnes
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Richaun Holmes (Hamstring) is probable; De’Aaron Fox (COVID Protocols) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Mychal Mulder
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Nothing new


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