NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Monday, October 25): Kyle Lowry Expected to Play, Bradley Beal Active Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Monday, October 25): Kyle Lowry Expected to Play, Bradley Beal Active Monday article feature image
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Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. 

NBA Injury News

6 p.m. ET Update: Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intent to play on Monday despite dealing with a sprained left ankle. Bradley Beal has been cleared to play Monday after sitting with a hip injury. Jrue Holiday has been officially ruled out for the Bucks.

The Boston Celtics will be without Al Horford and Romeo Langford on Monday. Horford is dealing with a strained adductor and Langford has a tight calf. Jaylen Brown will return to the lineup as he deals with left patella tendinopathy. He’s expected to be limited to around 30 minutes.

LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out for the Brooklyn Nets for rest.


The Miami Heat hope to have starting point guard Kyle Lowry back in their lineup on Monday when they face the Orlando Magic. Lowry was held out of the Heat’s game on Saturday with an ankle sprain and he’s listed as questionable entering the day. Gabe Vincent got the start Saturday night, but Tyler Herro saw 41 minutes of action off the bench with Lowry out after playing 24 in the opener.

The Washington Wizards anticipate that Bradley Beal will play Monday though he’s officially listed as questionable. Beal missed Friday’s game with a sore hip but according to head coach Wes Unseld Jr. the injury is “a pain threshold at this point and a little bit of mobility. Beyond that, there was nothing structural or anything worrisome.”

The Milwaukee Bucks will likely be without Jrue Holiday who is listed as doubtful annd dealing with an ankle injury on top of a sore heel that caused him to miss one game this season.

Projected Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – George Hill
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Pat Connaughton
PF – Khris Middleton
C – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Injury news: Jrue Holiday (ankle), Bobby Portis (Hamstring), Brook Lopez (Back), Semi Ojeleye (Calf), and Donte DiVincenzo (Ankle) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Caris LeVert (Back) and Kelan Martin (Hamstring) are out

Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Al Horford (adductor) and Romeo Langford (Calf) are out

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Kelly Oubre Jr.
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: PJ Washington (Knee) and Terry Rozier (Ankle) are out

Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Frank Jackson
SG – Killian Hayes
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Jerami Grant (elbow) is questionable, Cade Cunningham (Ankle) is out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: De’Andre Hunter (Illness) and Danilo Gallinari (Shoulder) are out

Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Hip) is active; Devontae Shuler (Personal) is questionable; Cassius Winston (Hamstring) and Rui Hachimura (COVID Protocols) are out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Durant
SG – James Harden
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: Bruce Brown (Calf) is probable; LaMarcus Aldridge (Rest) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nikola Vucevic (illness) is questionable

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Scottie Barnes
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Precious Achiuwa

Injury news: Yuta Watanabe (Calf) is out

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Gary Harris (Hamstring) is active; E’Twaun Moore (Knee) and Chuma Okeke (Hip) are out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – PJ Tucker
PF – Duncan Robinson
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (Ankle) is expected to play and Victor Oladipo (Quad) is out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Naji Marshall
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Josh Hart (Quad) is questionable

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Josh Okogie
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Collin Sexton
SG – Darius Garland
SF – Evan Mobley
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Dylan Windler (Hip) and Darius Garland (Ankle) are questionable

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Nothing new

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Robert Covington
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (foot) and Tony Snell (Foot) are out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Eric Bledsoe
SG – Reggie Jackson
SF – Paul George
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Serge Ibaka (Back) is out

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