NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 23): Luka Doncic Cleared to Play vs. Clippers Tuesday

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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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

10 p.m. ET Update: Luka Doncic will return for the Dallas Mavericks after missing the past three games with knee and ankle injuries. Marcus Morris will return to the floor for the first time since Oct. 23 and has been inserted into the starting lineup for the Clippers.


7 p.m. ET Update: Anthony Davis will start against the New York Knicks after being labeled a game-time decision with a non-Covid illness. Duncan Robinson and P.J. Tucker are available to play Tuesday.


6 p.m. ET Update: Derrick Rose has been ruled out for the New York Knicks Tuesday with an ankle injury. Bam Adebayo has been cleared to play for the Miami Heat.


5:30 p.m. ET Update: Anthony Davis is questionable to suit up for Tuesday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Davis is dealing with a non-covid illness.

The Dallas Mavericks said Luka Doncic will be a game-time decision ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday.


Luka Doncic (Ankle) is questionable to play on Tuesday. Doncic has missed three straight games on the current Mavericks road trip, and Dallas has lost all three games. Maxi Kleber (Oblique) is also probable to play for the Mavericks against the Clippers.

Nikola Jokic (Wrist) is questionable to play tonight after missing the last two games. Like the Mavericks, the Nuggets have lost the last two games without their superstar available. Will Barton (Back) is also probable to play against the Trail Blazers.

The Lakers have Anthony Davis (Thigh) listed as probable while they will be without LeBron James on Tuesday. James is suspended for one game following Sunday’s altercation with Isaiah Stewart. Stewart was suspended for two games and will also miss tonight’s Pistons game against the Heat.

Bam Adebayo (Illness) is probable to play for the Heat while sharpshooter Duncan Robinson (Knee) is questionable.

Finally, Derrick Rose (Ankle) is questionable to play for the Knicks against the Lakers.

Projected Starting Lineups

Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – P.J. Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Illness), Duncan Robinson (Knee), and P.J. Tucker (Illness) are active; Marcus Garrett (Wrist) is questionable

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cade Cunningham
SG – Cory Joseph
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Luka Garza

Injury news: Isaiah Stewart (Suspension) and Killian Hayes (Thumb) are out

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Talen Horton-Tucker
PF – Carmelo Anthony
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Thigh) is questionable, LeBron James (Suspension), Kendrick Nunn (Knee) and Austin Reaves (Hamstring) are out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Derrick Rose (Ankle), Taj Gibson (Groin) and Mitchell Robinson (Concussion) are out

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – PJ Dozier
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – JaMychal Green

Injury news: Will Barton (Back) is active; Nikola Jokic (Wrist), Michael Porter Jr. (Back), Bones Hyland (Ankle), Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) and Vlatko Cancar (Hip) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Nassir Little
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Nothing New

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Willie Cauley-Stein

Injury news: Luka Doncic (Ankle) is active;  Maxi Kleber (Oblique) is probable, Frank Ntilikina (Calf) and Reggie Bullock (illness) are out

Clippers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (Illness) is out, Marcus Morris (Knee) is active


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