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NBA starting lineups, injury news for Tuesday, December 29th

We update you with all the latest lineup and injury news for the 10-game slate.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles prior to a game against the New York Knicks on December 26, 2020 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

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

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:00 p.m. ET

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

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m. ET

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

Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m. ET

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.

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET

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.

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET

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.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. ET TNT

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.

Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m. ET

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.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET TNT

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.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET

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.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET

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.