NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 21): Kyle Lowry Doubtful, Ben Simmons Probable Sunday

Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’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

Ben Simmons is listed probable in advance of Sunday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors. Simmons missed two games with an illness, but should be a full go if he does play. Kyle Lowry is not likely to play Sunday and has been listed as doubtful. Lowry has missed the past two games with a sprained thumb.

Steven  Adams is questionable to play Sunday with a sprained ankle. Adams missed Friday’s game and didn’t practice Saturday, but head coach Stan Van Gundy said he was able to shoot afterwards. 

Delon Wright is listed doubtful ahead of the Detroit Pistons’ Sunday matchup the Orlando Magic after he left Friday’s game with a strained adductor.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3:30 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

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Steven Adams (Ankle) is questionable


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers  (7 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Theo Maledon
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Nothing new

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Matthew Dellavedova (appendicitis) is out


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 (Adductor) is doubtful

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Michael Carter-Williams
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Gary Clark
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nothing new


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

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Ben Simmons (Illness) is probable

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Norman Powell
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (thumb) is doubtful


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks (7 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

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks (9 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

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

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

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

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


Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks (9 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Cory Joseph
SF – Buddy Hield
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Hassan Whiteside

Injury news: Richaun Holmes (Knee) is questionable, Harrison Barnes (Foot) is questionable

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


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