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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 19): Stephen Curry Expected to Play Monday, Myles Turner Out Indefinitely

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 19): Stephen Curry Expected to Play Monday, Myles Turner Out Indefinitely article feature image

Michael Hickey/Getty Images. Pictured: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers.

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

6:50 p.m. ET Update: Ben Simmons has been ruled out due to an illness and Tobias Harris will sit with knee soreness.

6 p.m. ET Update: The Pacers have announced Myles Turner has suffered a partial tear of his plantar plate in the great toe of his right foot. Turner will be out indefinitely.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry “should be good to go” Monday after tweaking his left ankle late in the previous game. Kelly Oubre will be available to play off the bench after missing the past five games due to a sore left wrist.

Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for the second straight game due to a sprained ankle. Tyler Herro is also out with a sore foot.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Kemba Walker is out with an illness. Doc Rivers said Tobias Harris is “pretty much out” Monday as he deals with a sore knee. George Hill is probable to play for the first time since Jan. 24.

2 p.m. ET Update: The Heat will be without Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo (knee) on the second night of a back-to-back on Monday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will sit Josh Hall, Lu Dort, Isaiah Roby, and Mike Muscala Monday night.

Stephen Curry is questionable to play against the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. Curry appeared to tweak his left ankle in the final quarter of the loss on Saturday. He ranks third in the NBA with a 35.6% usage rate in April and is averaging 39.9 points per game for the month. If he can’t go, Jordan Poole, or Nico Mannion would likely get the starting spot.

In that same game, the Philadelphia 76ers listed Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, George Hill  and Dwight Howard as questionable. All four were out of the lineup Friday with Furkan Korkmaz and Mike Scott starting in place of Curry and Harris.

The Boston Celtics have four players listed on their injury report for Monday — all starters. Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker are questionable due to an illness, Jayson Tatum is probable with a sore ankle and Robert Williams is out again with a knee injury.

The Utah Jazz have listed Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley as probable for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers after they missed Saturday’s game with knee issues. Derrick Favors and Ersan Ilyasova are also questionable for Monday’s game.

The Lakers have listed Marc Gasol, Dennis Schroder, Andre Drummond, and Markieff Morris as probable for tonight’s game. Schroder has been playing with an infection in his right foot. Gasol has a fracture in his left pinkie, but he won’t play unless Drummond can’t play through his lingering toe injury.

The Miami Heat have listed Jimmy Butler as questionable for Monday’s game against the Houston Rockets. Tonight’s game comes on the second leg of a back-to-back and Butler was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with the ankle injury.

The Memphis Grizzlies have a lengthy injury report for Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Brandon Clarke, Dillon Brooks, Justise Winslow, and De’Anthony Melton are all questionable.

Winslow has missed the past 12 games with a thigh injury, Melton has missed eight with a leg injury and Clarke has missed the past two with a sore hip. Jonas Valanciunas was placed in the concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Monday’s game.

There is good news for the Grizzlies on the horizon, though. Jaren Jackson Jr., who hasn’t played in eight months after suffering a torn meniscus, is listed as doubtful for Monday’s game. While it’s unlikely he’ll actually suit up, it’s a good sign that he’s somewhat close to a return to game action.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Tyler Cook
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Wayne Ellington (Rest), Cory Joseph (Illness), Mason Plumlee (Rest), Jerami Grant (Quad), Rodney McGruder (Elbow), Dennis Smith Jr. (Knee) and Sekou Doumbouya (Concussion) are out

Golden State Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kent Bazemore
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Kelly Oubre (Wrist) is active; Stephen Curry (Ankle) is probable; Juan Toscano-Anderson (Concussion) is out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Seth Curry
SG – Furkan Korkmaz
SF – Danny Green
PF – Mike Scott
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: George Hill (Thumb) and Seth Curry (Hip) is probable; Dwight Howard (Knee) is questionable; Ben Simmons (Illness) and Tobias Harris (Knee) are out

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Garrett Temple
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (COVID Protocols) is out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Payton Pritchard
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Semi Ojeleye
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Illness) and Jayson Tatum (Ankle) are active; Marcus Smart (illness), Kemba Walker (Illness), Robert Williams (Knee) and Evan Fournier (COVID Protocols) are out

Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Donte DiVincenzo (Toe) is active

Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Nothing new

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kendrick Nunn
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Andre Iguodala
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Dewayne Dedmon

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Ankle), Bam Adebayo (Knee) and Tyler Herro (Foot) are out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Trey Lyles (Ankle) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Edmond Sumner
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Justin Holiday
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb (Knee), Doug McDermott (Ankle), Domantas Sabonis (Back) is questionable; Myles Turner (Toe) is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards (8 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Nothing new

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Davis Bertans
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Alex Len (Ankle) is active; Chandler Hutchison (Ankle) are questionable; Rui Hachimura (Knee) is out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Xavier Tillman

Injury news: Justise Winslow (Thigh), De’Anthony Melton (Leg), Dillon Brooks (Thigh), Brandon Clarke (Hip) are questionable; Jaren Jackson Jr. (Knee) is doubtful; Jonas Valanciunas (Concussion) is out

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Monte Morris (Hamstring) is out

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Ersan Ilyasova (Hamstring) and Derrick Favors (Knee) is questionable; Mike Conley (Knee) and Rudy Gobert (Knee) are probable; Donovan Mitchell (Ankle) is injured

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Kyle Kuzma
PF – Markieff Morris
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Marc Gasol (Finger), Markieff Morris (Ankle), Andre Drummond (Toe) and Dennis Schroder (Foot) is probable

Phan’s Bet to Watch

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