NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 23): Stephen Curry Questionable to Play Tuesday

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Pictured: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors

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 Golden State Warriors hope to get Stephen Curry back in the lineup after he missed their last game with an illness. Curry has been listed as questionable, though head coach Steve Kerr said he expects the two-time MVP to return for their game at Madison Square Garden.

The Warriors could potentially get some much needed size back in their lineup with James Wiseman and Kevon Looney listed as questionable. Looney has been sidelined the past 10 games with a sprained ankle and Wiseman has been out for 11 games with a wrist injury.

Kyle Lowry remains questionable for the Toronto Raptors as they play the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time in three days. Lowry missed the Raptors’ game on Sunday and has been nursing ankle and thumb injuries over the past week.

Kristaps Porzingis is also questionable after sitting out Monday night with back tightness. The Dallas Mavericks play the second night of a back-to-back against the Celtics at home Tuesday with a chance to get back to .500 for the first time since January.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Rajon Rondo (back) is questionable, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is probable

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Cedi Osman
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Taurean Prince (Achilles) is doubtful


Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Smith Jr.
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Delon Wright (groin) is out at least two weeks

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Michael Carter-Williams
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Al-Farouq Aminu
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nothing new


Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Kevon Looney (Ankle) James Wiseman (wrist) and Stephen Curry (Illness) are questionable

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Nothing new


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Seth Curry (ankle) is questionable

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (ankle, thumb) is questionable


Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (back) is questionable


Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Harrison Barnes (foot) is questionable, Glenn Robinson III (personal) is out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – Jeff Green

Injury news: Jeff Green (shoulder) and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (hip) are questionable, Tyler Johnson (adductor) and Iman Shumpert (hamstring) are probable


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – DJ Augustin
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (10 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Robert Covington
C – Enes Kanter

Injury news: Nothing new

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Will Barton
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Zeke Nnaji
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Paul Millsap (knee), JaMychal Green (shoulder), Gary Harris (adductor), and PJ Dozier (hamstring) are out


Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Moe Wagner

Injury news: Nothing new

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 7 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing betting value in any Tuesday games. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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