NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (July 1): Giannis Antetokounmpo, Trae Young Ruled Out for Thursday’s Game 5
Casey Sykes/Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’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
7 p.m. ET Update: Trae Young has been ruled out of Game 5 s he continues to deal with a right foot bone bruise.
6 p.m. ET Update: Clint Capela has been cleared to play in Game 5 despite dealing with right eye inflammation.
1:30 p.m. ET Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo has officially been ruled out for Game 5 as he nurses a sore left knee.
The Milwaukee Bucks have listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as doubtful in advance of Game 5 on Thursday. Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextended left knee during the second half of the loss on Tuesday, but verified reports indicated he suffered no structural damage to the knee.
The Atlanta Hawks have listed Trae Young as questionable ahead of Game 5 on Thursday. He missed the previous game due to a right foot bone bruise and said he wasn’t comfortable putting pressure on his foot. With Young sidelined, Lou Williams drew his first career playoff start and would likely get the nod if Young sits out again. If Young is able to return, it’s more than likely he’ll be less than 100%.
Clint Capela suffered an injury during the end of Tuesday’s victory and will be listed questionable for Thursday due to right eye inflammation. If Capela is unable to suit up, Onyeka Okongwu could step into an extended role.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is also on the injury report for the Hawks heading into Game 5 on Thursday. He has repeatedly been listed probable due to a sore right knee, but led the team with 19 field goal attempts
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Projected Starting Lineups
Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8:30 p.m. ET)
Hawks Projected Lineup
PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela
Injury news: Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) is probable; Trae Young (Foot), Clint Capela (Eye) are questionable
Bucks Projected Lineup
PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Khris Middleton
SF – Pat Connaughton
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Brook Lopez
Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee) is doubtful
Phan’s Bet to Watch
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