NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 29): Paul George Ruled Out, Stephen Curry Cleared to Play Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 29): Paul George Ruled Out, Stephen Curry Cleared to Play Monday article feature image
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Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images. Pictured: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers.

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

9:30 p.m. ET Update: Paul George has been scratched from Monday’s lineup due to a sore right foot. Stephen Curry has been cleared to return to lineup for the Warriors Monday. Lauri Markannen and Zach LaVine have been cleared to play.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Stephen Curry has been upgraded from questionable to probable Monday. Curry told the media that he was trending toward playing after missing the past five games with a tailbone injury.

Bradley Beal has been ruled out after he suffered a right hip contusion during the Wizards’ previous contest.


12 p.m. ET Update: Jaylen Brown has been ruled out Monday due to a left hip contusion. Evan Fournier has cleared to make his Celtics debut Monday after missing the win on Saturday due to the health and safety protocols.


The Golden State Warriors are hoping to get Stephen Curry back in their lineup and end their four-game losing streak. Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Coach Kerr said Curry was a full participant in practice Sunday and will be listed questionable in advance of the contest on Monday. Curry missed the past five games due to a tailbone contusion. … Kerr did not mention if Curry would have any minute limitations. The team wants to see how Curry’s body responds following practice.

Lonzo Ball is listed questionable ahead of Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Ball has missed the past four games with a strained hip flexor. In that same matchup, Evan Fournier is questionable as he continues to go through the league’s health and safety protocols following his trade from the Magic.

Bradley Beal is questionable to suit up for the Wizards when they face the Pacers Monday. Beal suffered a hip contusion Saturday and didn’t return to the game.

Julius Randle is questionable ahead of the Knicks’ Monday night matchup with the Miami Heat. Randle sat out on Saturday because of a sore thigh that he injured on Thursday. The Knicks are thin the frontcourt after center Mitchell Robinson fractured his foot Saturday.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Doug McDermott (ankle) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Jerome Robinson
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Hip) is out


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Lonzo Ball (Hip) is out and Jaxson Hayes (wrist) is active

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Evan Fournier (health protocols) is active, Semi Ojeleye (oblique) is out


Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Jimmy Butler
SG – Gabe Vincent
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Goran Dragic (back) is active; Kendrick Nunn (ankle) and Victor Oladipo (illness) are out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Reggie Bullock (Ankle) and Julius Randle (Thigh) are active, Mitchell Robinson (foot) is out indefinitely


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Josh Okogie (health protocols) is out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (personal) is available, Kevin Durant (hamstring) and Landry Shamet (ankle) likely won’t return this week


Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Luka Doncic (illness) is active

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Ty Jerome
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Isaiah Roby
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Lu Dort (concussion) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are out


Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Gary Trent Jr.
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (Foot) is active

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Saben Lee
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Quad) is active, Rodney McGruder (elbow) and Dennis Smith Jr. (back) are out


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Christian Wood (Illness) is out and Avery Bradley (calf) is active


Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Buddy Hield
PF – Harrison Barnes
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Hassan Whiteside (knee) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Devin Vassell (ankle) is active, Lonnie Walker (wrist) is out


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Isaiah Hartenstein

Injury news: Taurean Prince (shoulder) is questionable; Jarrett Allen (concussion), Kevin Love (calf) and Matthew Dellavedova (abdominal) are out

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jrue Holiday (knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee), Khris Middleton (hip), and Donte DiVincenzo (foot) are available; PJ Tucker (calf), Bobby Portis (health protocols), and Rodions Kurucs (abdominal) are out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Luke Kennard
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Paul George (foot), Rajon Rondo (adductor), Serge Ibaka (back) and Patrick Beverley (knee) are out


Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Ankle) and Lauri Markkanen (Calf) are active

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Glute) is active, Eric Paschall (wrist) is out


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