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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 8): Mike Conley Ruled Out, Joel Embiid Questionable Tuesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 8): Mike Conley Ruled Out, Joel Embiid Questionable Tuesday article feature image

Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’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 Utah Jazz have ruled out Mike Conley for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday due to a strained right hamstring. He suffered the injury in the closeout game of the first round six days ago. Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles should handle the majority of the ball handling duties in his absence.

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue confirmed the Serge Ibaka didn’t travel with the team to Utah for the first two games of the series. While the Clippers have continually listed Ibaka as doubtful with back spasms, it appears Ibaka will sit at least two more games due to the lingering back issues.

Joel Embiid is listed questionable ahead of Game 2 on Tuesday as he tries to play through a meniscus injury. He played 38 minutes in the Game 1 loss on Sunday, and coach Doc Rivers said Embiid looked good during Monday’s light practice but said the team will re-evaluate Embiid after every game.

Nate McMillan said De’Andre Hunter will be a game-time decision again for Game 2. Hunter got some shots up Monday but was unable to fully participate in practice as he continues to deal with a sore knee. 

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

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Projected Starting Lineups

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

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz (10 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nothing new

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Phan’s Bet to Watch

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