Who’s pumped for Magic vs. Kings later? Just me? Okay, okay, there are plenty of games for you to choose from on Friday night’s slate, thankfully. Like Knicks-Wizards! Nope? We’re striking out left and right here ... Anyway, the marquee matchup later on is between two top teams from each conference. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to shake off a loss to the Phoenix Suns when they take on the Utah Jazz, who have the best record in the NBA at 20-5.
As for injuries, Anthony Davis is questionable to play again for the Lakers. He’s dealing with an Achilles injury and has missed the past two games. The Lake Show has been fine behind MVP favorite LeBron James. The team could opt to hold AD out another game at home vs. a Grizzlies team that will likely be shorthanded. Let’s take a look at the games and some injury notes.
NBA starting lineups for Friday, February 12th
Timberwolves vs. Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Josh Okogie, Karl-Anthony Towns
Lineup notes: D’Angelo Russell (leg) has been ruled out.
Hornets confirmed lineup — Devonte’ Graham, Terry Rozier, LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, Cody Zeller
Lineup notes: Devonte’ Graham (groin) is available to play. Caleb Martin, PJ Washington and Cody Martin (health protocols) have been ruled out.
Knicks confirmed lineup — Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Wizards confirmed lineup — Russell Westbrook, Garrison Mathews, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura, Alex Len
Lineup notes: Bradley Beal (rest) has been ruled out.
Spurs confirmed lineup — Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, Jakob Poeltl
Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, John Collins, Clint Capela
Lineup notes: Rajon Rondo (back) has been ruled out.
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
Mavericks confirmed lineup — TBD
Clippers confirmed lineup — Patrick Beverley, Reggie Jackson, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka
Lineup notes: Paul George (foot) has been ruled out.
Bulls confirmed lineup — Coby White, Zach LaVine, Garrett Temple, Patrick Williams, Daniel Gafford
Lineup notes: Wendell Carter Jr. (quad) has been ruled out.
Pistons confirmed lineup — TBD
Lineup notes: Blake Griffin (rest) on track to play.
Celtics confirmed lineup — Payton Pritchard, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Daniel Theis
Lineup notes: Kemba Walker (rest) and Robert Williams (hip) have been ruled out.
Thunder confirmed lineup — Hamidou Diallo, Luguentz Dort, Kenrich Williams, Darius Bazley, Al Horford
Nuggets confirmed lineup — Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr., Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
Bucks confirmed lineup — Bryn Forbes, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
Lineup notes: Jrue Holiday (health protocols) will not play.
Jazz confirmed lineup — Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gobert
Lineup notes: Mike Conley (hamstring) will not play.
Grizzlies confirmed lineup — Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas
Lineup notes: Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke and De’Anthony Melton are out.
Lakers confirmed lineup — Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol
Lineup notes: Anthony Davis (Achilles) is expected to play.
Cavaliers vs. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Cavaliers confirmed lineup — Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Taurean Prince, Andre Drummond
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — Damian Lillard, Gary Trent Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter
Magic confirmed lineup — Michael Carter-Williams, Dwayne Bacon, James Ennis, Gary Clark, Nikola Vucevic
Lineup notes: Frank Mason, Cole Anthony and Evan Fournier have been ruled out.
Kings confirmed lineup — Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Glen Robinson III, Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes
Lineup notes: Marvin Bagley (calf) and De’Aaron Fox (knee) are out.