Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Phoenix Suns Monday. (Photo by JB Autissier/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire)
- There are nine games across the NBA on Monday, April 19th
- The matchup of the day will feature the Suns in Milwaukee to battle the Bucks
- Get the full projected lineups and injury report for all games below
It’s a busy Monday in the NBA, with nine games on the go.
There are two marquee matchups, including white-hot Steph Curry and the Warriors in Philadelphia to battle dominant big man Joel Embiid and the 76ers. And the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Phoenix Suns, trying to track down the Utah Jazz for the top seed in the West.
Speaking of those Jazz, they’ll be in LA for the second of a mini-set with the Lakers, trying to salvage a split, while the Chicago Bulls try to move up the East as they meet the surging Boston Celtics.
Get your betting card ready with a rundown of the key injuries to be aware of for Monday.
NBA Injury News – April 19th
- Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will not play against Lakers with an ankle injury
- Bulls guard Zach LaVine is expected to be out until April 26 due to COVID-related protocols
- Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are listed as game-time decisions
April 19th NBA Projected Starting Lineups
Cavaliers vs Pistons Projected Lineups
|Collin Sexton||PG||Saban Lee|
|Darius Garland||SG||Josh Jackson|
|Isaac Okoro||SF||Saddiq Bey|
|Kevin Love||PF||Jerami Grant|
|Jarrett Allen||C||Isaiah Stewart|
The Pistons will be without Sekou Doumbouya, who has a neck injury, while Dennis Smith Jr is out with a knee injury. Cory Jospeh (illness) will not be suiting up, and Mason Plumlee and Wayne Ellington are both getting the night off for rest.
On the Cavs’ side, Larry Nance Jr is out for Monday due to personal reasons.
Bulls vs Celtics Projected Starting Lineups
|Coby White||PG||Kemba Walker|
|Garrett Temple||SG||Marcus Smart|
|Patrick Williams||SF||Jayson Tatum|
|Daniel Theis||PF||Semi Ojeleye|
|Nikola Vucevic||C||Tristan Thompson|
The injuries are piling up for the Celtics, who won’t have Evan Fournier (health and safety protocols) and big man Robert Williams III (knee). Kemba Walker (non-COVID illness) is questionable, while all-stars Jaylen Brown (non-COVID illness) and red-hot Jayson Tatum (ankle) are listed as game-time decisions.
The Bulls big minus is all-star Zach LaVine, who is out due to health and safety protocols related to COVID.
Warriors vs 76ers Projected Starting Lineups
|Stephen Curry||PG||Ben Simmons|
|Kent Bazemore||SG||Seth Curry|
|Andrew Wiggins||SF||Danny Green|
|Draymond Green||PF||Tobias Harris|
|Kevon Looney||C||Joel Embiid|
Steph Curry is listed as day-to-day after tweaking his ankle in Golden State’s loss to Boston, but he should be in the lineup. The Warriors will be without forwards Eric Paschall (hip) and Kelly Oubre Jr, who has a wrist injury.
76ers starters Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) as both day-to-day, so keep an eye on their status. Dwight Howard is also day-to-day with a knee injury, while George Hill has yet to play since being acquired at the trade deadline, and there is no timetable for his return from a thumb injury.
Spurs vs Pacers Projected Starting Lineups
|Dejounte Murray||PG||Malcolm Brogdon|
|Derrick White||SG||Caris LeVert|
|DeMar DeRozan||SF||Justin Holiday|
|Keldon Johnson||PF||Domantas Sabonis|
|Jakob Poeltl||C||Myles Turner|
NBA shot-block leader Myles Turner returned to the Pacers’ lineup last game out, so their only injury concern is reserve Doug McDermott, who is questionable dealing with an ankle injury. For the Spurs, reserve Trey Lyles is out with a right ankle sprain.
Rockets vs Heat Projected Starting Lineups
|John Wall||PG||Kendrick Nunn|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||SG||Duncan Robinson|
|Jae’Sean Tate||SF||Jimmy Butler|
|Kelly Olynyk||PF||Trevor Ariza|
|Christian Wood||C||Bam Adebayo|
Jimmy Butler sat out Miami’s win over the Nets Sunday, and he’s still questionable Monday against the Rockets as he deals with an ankle injury. There is still no timetable for return for Victor Oladipo, who’s dealing with a knee injury.
As for the Rockets, Eric Gordon is out with a groin injury, and Danuel House is out with a concussion.
Thunder vs Wizards Projected Starting Lineups
|Theo Maledon||PG||Russell Westbrook|
|Lu Dort||SG||Bradley Beal|
|Darius Bazley||SF||Deni Avdija|
|Isaiah Roby||PF||Davis Bertans|
|Moses Brown||C||Alex Len|
OKC is still down its star Shai Gligeous-Alexander, who’s out with a foot injury. Lu Dort was on the injury report with a hip injury and listed as questionable, while Aleksei Pokusevski is battling an arm injury, but is probable.
For the Wizards, forward Rui Hachimura is out with a knee injury. Alex Len is questionable with ankle soreness, but is still expected to start this one.
Suns vs Bucks Projected Starting Lineups
|Chris Paul||PG||Jrue Holiday|
|Devin Booker||SG||Donte DiVincenzo|
|Mikal Bridges||SF||Khris Middleton|
|Jae Crowder||PF||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Deandre Ayton||C||Brook Lopez|
Both teams enter this contest relatively healthy. The Suns don’t have anyone listed on their injury report, while Donte DiVincenzo is listed as day-to-day with a toe injury, but is expected to start.
Grizzlies vs Nuggets Projected Starting Lineups
|Ja Morant||PG||Facundo Campazzo|
|Grayson Allen||SG||Will Barton III|
|Dillon Brooks||SF||Michael Porter Jr|
|Kyle Anderson||PF||Aaron Gordon|
|Jonas Valanciunas||C||Nikola Jokić|
The Nuggets are already without Jamal Murray with a torn ACL, but another point guard, Monte Morris, is out for Monday dealing with a right hamstring issue.
The Grizzlies will be without Justice Winslow (quad), and De’Anthony Melton (leg). Forward Brandon Clarke is day-today as he’s dealing with a hip injury.
Jazz vs Lakers Projected Starting Lineups
|Mike Conley Jr||PG||Dennis Schroder|
|Joe Ingles||SG||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope|
|Bojan Bogdanovic||SF||Kyle Kuzma|
|Royce O’Neal||PF||Markieff Morris|
|Rudy Gobert||C||Andre Drummond|
The Jazz will still be without all-star guard Donovan Mitchell, who’s still dealing with an ankle injury, though Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert return to the lineup after sitting our for rest in the last game against the Lakers. Big man Derrick Favors is day-to-day with a knee injury.
LA is still without LeBron James (ankle), while Anthony Davis (achilles/calf) is reportedly closing in on joining the team soon.
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