The 2020-21 NBA season is exactly a week old and we’ve got 10 games on tap for Tuesday, December 29th. With the condensed schedule of 72 games and the constant back-to-back sets, there has been an increase in players resting, whether it’s injury related or not. So with lineups being so important on a daily basis for both fantasy basketball and sports betting, we’re going to keep you updated on the latest lineup news and notes throughout the day.
A few notable names are already on the injury report to monitor. Kawhi Leonard is questionable after receiving 8 stitches following a collision with teammate Serge Ibaka on Sunday. He is feeling better and may return to the lineup. Jimmy Butler is doubtful for the Heat after leaving Christmas Day vs. the Pelicans due to an ankle injury. Joel Embiid is expected to return to the lineup after being a late scratch Sunday vs. the Cavaliers due to back tightness.
NBA lineups, December 29th
NYK confirmed lineup — RJ Barrett, Elfrid Payton, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Injury note: Alec Burks (ankle) is out.
CLE confirmed lineup — Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr., Andre Drummond
BOS confirmed lineup — Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Tristan Thompson
IND confirmed lineup — Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo, TJ Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
GSW confirmed lineup — Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr., Juan Toscano-Anderson, James Wiseman
DET confirmed lineup — Killian Hayes, Justin Jackson, Jerami Grant, Blake Griffin, Mason Plumlee
Injury note: Sekou Doumbouya (foot) is probable. Jahlil Okafor (ankle) is doubtful. Derrick Rose (rest) is expected to play.
TOR confirmed lineup — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Aron Baynes
PHI confirmed lineup — Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
Note: Embiid won’t have a minutes restriction.
CHI confirmed lineup — Coby White, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.
Injury note: Markkanen (leg) will play.
WAS confirmed lineup — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Deni Avdija, Isaac Bonga, Thomas Bryant
Note: Davis Bertans is expected to play more minutes tonight.
MIL confirmed lineup — Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
MIA confirmed lineup — Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Moe Harkless, Bam Adebayo, Meyers Leonard
Injury note: Jimmy Butler (ankle) is out.
ORL confirmed lineup — Markelle Fultz, Dwayne Bacon, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic
OKC confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Justin Jackson, Darius Bazley, Isaiah Roby
Note: Al Horford (rest) and George Hill (neck) are out.
NOP Projected lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
PHX confirmed lineup — Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
Note: Dario Saric is active.
SAC confirmed lineup — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes
DEN Projected lineup — Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
Injury note: Jamal Murray is out.
MIN confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Jarrett Culver, Naz Reid
Injury note: Josh Okogie (hamstring) is out. Jake Layman will come off bench.
LAC Projected lineup — Patrick Beverley, Luke Kennard, Paul George, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka
Injury note: Kawhi Leonard (mouth) is out.