Thursday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

Dec 27, 2018 04:00 PM EST

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Houston Rockets guard James Harden

  • See projected NBA starting lineups and injury news for Thursday's five-game slate, including how the Lakers will look without LeBron James.
  • For news and lineup updates in real time, visit the FantasyLabs link below.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Thursday’s five-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the FantasyLabs matchups page.

Last updated 5 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Thursday, Dec. 27


  • Boston Celtics: Aron Baynes (hand) remains out.
  • Golden State Warriors: Nothing new.
  • Houston Rockets: James Harden (calf) is expected to play. Chris Paul (hamstring) and James Ennis (hamstring) remain out.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger) are out. JaVale McGee (illness) is unlikely to play. Tyson Chandler (back) is questionable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Nothing new.
  • New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson (ankle) remains out. Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) is uncertain to play.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Nothing new.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Nothing new.
  • Sacramento Kings: Nothing new.
  • Utah Jazz: Nothing new.
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