The NBA started its second half on Wednesday but it really won’t sink in until Thursday night. There are 11 games slated for March 11, so just about each team will be in action. The break was a chance for most team to get 100 percent healthy and look toward the playoff push. We also have the Trade Deadline coming up in a few weeks on Thursday, March 25. There are a few big games on tap on TNT, including the Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors.
Let’s take a look at lineups for Thursday night.
NBA starting lineups for Thursday, March 11th
Pistons confirmed lineup — Delon Wright, Svi Mykhailiuk, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee
Lineup notes: Delon Wright (groin) will play.
Hornets confirmed lineup — LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombo
Lineup notes: Devonte’ Graham (knee) will play on a minutes limit. LaMelo Ball will remain in starting lineup.
Celtics confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Tristan Thompson
Lineup notes: Marcus Smart (calf) will play on a minutes limit of 20-22.
Nets confirmed lineup — James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan
Lineup notes: Kevin Durant (hamstring) remains sidelined. Blake Griffin (injury management) will not play. Jeff Green (shoulder) is available to play. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is out.
Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, John Collins, Clint Capela
Raptors confirmed lineup — Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell, DeAndre’ Bembry, Stanley Johnson, Aron Baynes
Lineup notes: Terence Davis (ankle) is available to play. Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby (health protocols) remain out.
Magic confirmed lineup — Michael Carter-Williams, Dwayne Bacon, Aaron Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Nikola Vuvevic
Lineup notes: Aaron Gordon (ankle) will play. Terrence Ross (knee) has been ruled out. James Ennis, Evan Fournier and Cole Anthony remain out.
Heat confirmed lineup — Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, KZ Okpala, Kelly Olynyk
Lineup notes: Bam Adebayo (knee) is out.
Sixers confirmed lineup — Seth Curry, Danny Green, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, Tony Bradley
Lineup notes: Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid (health protocols) are out.
Bulls confirmed lineup — Coby White, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Lauri Markkanen
Lineup notes: Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) and Otto Porter Jr. (back) are available to play.
Knicks confirmed lineup — Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel
Lineup notes: Derrick Rose (health protocols) is out. Austin Rivers (personal) and Taj Gibson (ankle) are questionable.
Bucks confirmed lineup — Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
Timberwolves vs. Pelicans, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Anthony Edwards, Jake Layman, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns
Lineup notes: Jarrett Culver (toe) has been ruled out.
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
Lineup notes: J.J. Redick (heel) is out.
Mavericks confirmed lineup — Jalen Brunson, Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Willie Cauley-Stein
Lineup notes: Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis (injury recover) are listed as out.
Thunder confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Luguentz Dort, Aleksej Pokusevski, Al Horford
Lineup notes: Darius Bazley (injury recovery) is listed as out. Aleksej Pokusevski will start.
Warriors confirmed lineup — Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr., Draymond Green, Kevon Looney
Lineup notes: James Wiseman (health protocols) missed a Covid-19 test and was benched.
Clippers confirmed lineup — Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nic Batum, Serge Ibaka
Suns vs. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Suns confirmed lineup — Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Deandre Ayton
Lineup notes: Devin Booker (knee) will play.
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — Damian Lillard, Gary Trent Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter
Rockets confirmed lineup — Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon, Jae’Sean Tate, Sterling Brown, Justin Patton
Lineup notes: Christian Wood (ankle), Danuel House Jr. (knee) and Rodions Kurucs (oblique) are out. Eric Gordon (knee) will play. Kevin Porter Jr. will make team debut.
Kings confirmed lineup — TBD
Lineup notes: Tyrese Haliburton is expected to return.