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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 11): Joel Embiid Questionable, Michael Porter Jr. Probable for Game 3 Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 11): Joel Embiid Questionable, Michael Porter Jr. Probable for Game 3 Friday article feature image

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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

The Philadelphia 76ers are once again listing Joel Embiid as questionable ahead of Friday’s Game 3 matchup in Atlanta against the Hawks. Embiid has been questionable for Games 1 and 2, but winded up starting both games despite dealing with a small tear in his right meniscus.

Michael Porter Jr. is listed as probable for the Denver Nuggets as he continues to deal with a tight lower back ahead of Game 3 against the Phoenix Suns. Porter Jr. suffered the injury during the second quarter of Game 1 after tweaking his back.

He was questionable heading into Game 2 on Wednesday but suited up and logged 28 minutes in the blowout loss. There’s been no word of a reported minutes limit. 

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

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Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) is questionable

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Solomon Hill
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets (10 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

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Michael Porter Jr. (Back) is probable; PJ Dozier (Adductor) is out

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