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April 19th NBA Injury Report and Projected Starting Lineups

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NBA Basketball

Apr 19, 2021 · 6:00 AM PDT

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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

  • [5:50pm EST] George Hill is likely to make his debut for the 76ers vs the Warriors, according to Doc Rivers 
  • [5:45pm EST] Kevin Durant is out due to thigh contusion on Tuesday vs the Pelicans. Nic Claxton is also out for the Nets.
  • 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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