NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 29): Giannis Antetokounmpo Probable, Russell Westbrook Questionable Saturday

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Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards.

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been designated probable heading into Game 4 on Saturday due to a sore left groin. Outside of playing 45 minutes in the Game 1 overtime win, Antetokounmpo hasn’t had to exceed 33 minutes in the subsequent games due to the lopsided scores.

Donte DiVincenzo suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle and will miss the rest of the playoffs. He suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Bucks’ Game 3 win on Thursday, and it was Bryn Forbes who started the second half in his place. DiVincenzo’s injury is a big blow for the team’s wing depth and will mean extended minutes for both Forbes and Pat Connaughton moving forward. 

Barton will remain out for Game 4 on Saturday as he continues to deal with a strained hamstring. He’s reportedly getting close to a return and went through dribbling and shooting exercises before Thursday’s contest. The Nuggets will exercise some caution after taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

Seth Curry is officially listed probable heading into Game 3 on Saturday after missing the tail end of the win on Wednesday due to a sore ankle. He didn’t practice Friday, but coach Rivers thinks he’ll be able to play Saturday. Tobias Harris went through most of practice and is fully expected to play Saturday despite a sore ankle as he is not included on the injury report.

Russell Westbrook is officially listed questionable heading into Game 3 on Saturday due to a sprained ankle suffered in the Game 2 loss.

He was unable to practice Friday, and he did not record a triple-double in either of the first two games while struggling to shoot from the field. Given his history of playing through injuries, it would be pretty surprising if he wasn’t able to go, and we’ll keep an eye on whether he’ll have any sort of limitations heading into Saturday’s contest.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat (1:30 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Bryn Forbes
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Groin) is probable; Donte DiVincenzo (Ankle) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Nothing new


Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (4 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Will Barton (Hamstring) and PJ Dozier (Adductor) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: TJ Leaf (Knee) is probable


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Seth Curry (Ankle) is probable

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Raul Neto
SF – Bradley Beal
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Russell Westbrook (Ankle) is questionable


Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Miye Oni (Back) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Dillon Brooks
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Sean McDermott (Foot) is out


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