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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 4): Luka Doncic Cleared to Play, Serge Ibaka Out for Game 6

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 4): Luka Doncic Cleared to Play, Serge Ibaka Out for Game 6 article feature image

Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks.

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

8:30 p.m. ET Update: Serge Ibaka is officially ruled out with back spasms.

7:30 p.m. ET Update: Luka Doncic and Maxi Kleber have been cleared to play in Game 6 as expected.

There isn’t much new information to note on the injury front for tonight’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Mavs continue to list Luka Doncic and Maxi Kleber as probable on the injury report heading into Game 6. Doncic has been dealing with a strained neck for a few games but has played through the discomfort. Kleber moved to a reserve role with Boban Marjanovic drawing the start to combat the small Clippers starting lineup. 

Serge Ibaka is once again listed doubtful ahead of Game 6 as he continues to deal with back spasms. He has missed the previous three games and there is no word on when he will return if the Clippers stave off elimination. 

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

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Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (9 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Marcus Morris

Injury news: Serge Ibaka (back) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Boban Marjanovic

Injury news: Luka Doncic (neck) and Maxi Kleber (Achilles) are cleared to play

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