We only have one NBA game postponed for Wednesday, January 20th, which feels like a small win. The Washington Wizards haven’t played basketball for over a week now and have had five straight games postponed. We still have 10 games on the slate for Wednesday night and the completion of what could be the most talented Big 3 in NBA history. Kyrie Irving will be available to return to the lineup against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing five games due to health and safety protocols. Irving met with media on Tuesday and is ready to get back on the court without all the distractions. So Kyrie, James Harden and Kevin Durant will be on the same team in an NBA game for the first time. Let’s take a look at lineups for Wednesday night.
Update: The NBA has postponed tonight’s game between the Blazers and Grizzlies due to contact tracing related to Memphis.
NBA starting lineups for Wednesday, January 20th
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET ESPN
Celtics confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, Tristan Thompson
Lineup notes: Jayson Tatum (health protocols) remains out. Walker will be limited to around 20 minutes.
Sixers projected lineup — Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid (P)
Lineup notes: Embiid (knee) is expected to play. Seth Curry (conditioning) was downgraded to out.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nets confirmed lineup — Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, DeAndre Jordan
Lineup notes: Irving (health protocols) will start.
Cavaliers projected lineup — Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr., Andre Drummond
Lineup notes: Collin Sexton (ankle) will start. Darius Garlund (shoulder) is out. Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen are available to make team debuts.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Mavericks confirmed lineup — Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green, Kristaps Porzingis
Lineup notes: Maxi Kleber, Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell remain out.
Pacers confirmed lineup — Malcolm Brogdon, Edmund Sumner, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis
Lineup notes: Caris LeVert (kidney) is out indefinitely. Turner (hand) is listed as out. Jeremy Lamb is available to make season debut. Sampson is available.
Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Pistons confirmed lineup — Delon Wright, Wayne Ellington, Jerami Grant, Blake Griffin, Mason Plumlee
Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Solomon Hill, John Collins, Clint Capela
Lineup notes: Cam Reddish (knee) and De’Andre Hunter (knee) are out. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is out.
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET
Heat confirmed lineup — Goran Dragic, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk
Lineup notes: Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley and Meyers Leonard remain out. Tyler Herro (neck) is out. Dragic and Gabe Vincent are available.
Raptors confirmed lineup — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Aron Baynes
lineup notes: Terence Davis (hip) is probable.
Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m. ET
Magic confirmed lineup — Cole Anthony, Evan Fournier, James Ennis, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic
Lineup notes: Evan Fournier (back) is available.
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Josh Okogie, Jarred Vanderbilt, Naz Reid
Lineup notes: Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, Jake Layman and Juancho Hernangomez remain out.
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets, 9:30 p.m. ET ESPN
Suns confirmed lineup — Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Deandre Ayton
Rockets confirmed lineup — Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon, Jae’Sean Tate, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood
Lineup notes: John Wall (knee) and Danuel House Jr. (health protocols) are out. Sterling Brown (leg) is available to play.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors, 10:00 p.m. ET
Spurs confirmed lineup — Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, LaMarcus Aldridge
Warriors confirmed lineup — Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins (P), Kelly Oubre Jr., Draymond Green, James Wiseman
Lineup note: Wiggins (knee) is active.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET
Kings confirmed lineup — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes
Clippers projected lineup — Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka (P)
Lineup notes: Ibaka (illness) is expected to return. Lou Williams (hip) will play.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers , 10:00 p.m. ET
Grizzlies projected lineup — Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Xavier Tillman Lineup notes : Jonas Valanciunas (health protocols) remains out. Trail Blazers projected lineup — Damian Lillard, Rodney Hood, Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter Lineup notes : CJ McCollum (foot) and Jusuf Nurkic (hand) are out.