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NBA starting lineups, injury news for Sunday, February 21st

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

Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz makes a shot from half court against Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Staples Center on February 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

We may be watching a 2021 NBA Finals preview on Sunday night and I’m not talking about the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Sacramento Kings. The Brooklyn Nets take on the Los Angeles Clippers, who just got back two All-Stars in the form of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers always had the depth to withstand some injuries and that was on full display while the team was missing both Kawhi and PG-13. A matchup against the Kevin Durant-less Nets will still be a tough test for the Clips. Brooklyn is on a five-game winning streak after beating the Lakers a few nights ago. Let’s take a look at some injury notes before lineups come out later on.

NBA starting lineups for Sunday, February 21st

Celtics vs. Pelicans, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Celtics confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Tristan Thompson

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Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Willy Hernangomez

Lineup notes: Steven Adams (ankle) has been ruled out.

Thunder vs. Cavaliers, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Thunder confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Al Horford

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Cavs confirmed lineup — Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Jarrett Allen

Lineup notes: Taurean Prince (ankle) has been ruled out.

Pistons vs. Magic, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pistons confirmed lineup — Dennis Smith Jr., Wayne Ellington, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee

Lineup notes: Delon Wright (groin) is out.

Magic confirmed lineup — Michael Carter-Williams, Evan Fournier, James Ennis, Al Farouq-Aminu, Nikola Vucevic

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Sixers vs. Raptors, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Sixers confirmed lineup — Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid

Lineup notes: Ben Simmons (illness) and Shake Milton (ankle) are available to play.

Raptors confirmed lineup — Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, DeAndre’ Bembry, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam

Lineup notes: Kyle Lowry (thumb) has been ruled out.

Timberwolves vs. Knicks, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns

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Knicks confirmed lineup — Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel

Lineup notes: Austin Rivers (illness) has been ruled out.

Nuggets vs. Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Nuggets confirmed lineup — Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr., Zeke Nnaji, Nikola Jokic

Lineup notes: JaMychal Green (shoulder) and Gary Harris (groin) are out.

Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, John Collins, Clint Capela

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Nets vs. Clippers, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Nets confirmed lineup — James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, Jeff Green

Lineup notes: Tyler Johnson (groin) is questionable.

Clippers confirmed lineup — Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka

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Kings vs. Bucks, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Kings confirmed lineup — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, DaQuan Jeffries, Marvin Bagley, Richaun Holmes

Lineup notes: Harrison Barnes (foot) and Glenn Robinson III (knee) are out.

Bucks confirmed lineup — TBD

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