The NBA was forced to make this a six-game slate after postponing the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons. The Spurs came up with a positive Covid-19 test and the League is proceeding with caution this time around. San Antonio recently played the Charlotte Hornets, who don’t play until Wednesday. We’ll see if this creates a chain reaction of postponements, something we’ve seen frequently this season. For a short slate, we’ve got a handful of solid matchups. Let’s take a look at some injury notes before we get the confirmed lineups later on.
NBA starting lineups for Tuesday, February 16th
Nuggets vs. Celtics, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Nuggets confirmed lineup — Facundo Campazzo, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., JaMychal Green, Nikola Jokic
Lineup notes: Paul Millsap (knee) and Will Barton (personal) have been ruled out. Monte Morris (shoulder) is also out.
Celtics confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Tristan Thompson
Lineup notes: Daniel Theis (finger) has been ruled out.
Pelicans vs. Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
Grizzlies confirmed lineup — Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas
Lineup notes: Desmond Bane (personal) and De’Anthony Melton (shoulder) have been ruled out.
Raptors vs. Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Raptors confirmed lineup — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam
Lineup notes: OG Anunoby (calf) will start.
Bucks confirmed lineup — Bryn Forbes, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
Lakers vs. Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Lakers confirmed lineup — Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol
Lineup notes: Anthony Davis (calf) has been ruled out.
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns
Lineup notes: D’Angelo Russell (leg) and Jarrett Culver (ankle) have been ruled out.
Trail Blazers vs. Thunder, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — Damian Lillard, Gary Trent Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter
Lineup notes: Harry Giles (calf) and Rodney Hood (foot) have been ruled out.
Thunder confirmed lineup — Theo Maledon, Luguentz Dort, Kenrich Williams, Darius Bazley, Al Horford
Lineup notes: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) has been ruled out. Theo Maledon (health protocols) is available to play.
Nets vs. Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Nets confirmed lineup — James Harden, Tyler Johnson, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan
Lineup notes: Kevin Durant (hamstring) and Kyrie Irving (back) have been ruled out.
Suns confirmed lineup — Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton