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- See projected NBA starting lineups and injury news for Thursday's five-game slate, including how the Lakers will look without LeBron James.
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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.