we’ve only got one week until the NBA Trade Deadline and there are six games on tap for Thursday night. On Wednesday, we had a couple of big upsets, including the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons over the Toronto Raptors and the Dallas Mavericks taking down the Los Angeles Clippers. The big matchup to watch for on Thursday is LaMelo Ball taking on LeBron James for the first time in his career.
Let’s take a look at lineups for Thursday night.
NBA starting lineups for Thursday, March 18th
Jazz confirmed lineup — TBD
Lineup notes: Mike Conley (injury management) is out.
Wizards confirmed lineup — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Garrison Mathews, Rui Hachimura, Alex Len
Thunder confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Aleksej Pokusevski, Isaiah Roby, Al Horford
Lineup notes: Theo Maledon (thumb) and Luguentz Dort (toe) will play.
Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, John Collins, Clint Capela
Lineup notes: Clint Capela (heel) and Onyeka Okongwu (groin) are available to play.
Magic confirmed lineup — Chasson Randle, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Nikola Vucevic
Lineup notes: Terrence Ross (knee) is out.
Knicks confirmed lineup — Frank Ntilikina, RJ Barrett, Alec Burks, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel
Lineup notes: Immanuel Quickley (ankle) and Elfrid Payton (hamstring) are out.
Timberwolves vs. Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Anthony Edwards, Jake Layman, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns
Suns confirmed lineup — Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
Lineup notes: Cameron Johnson (health protocols) is out.
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — TBD
Hornets confirmed lineup — LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Cody Zeller
Lineup notes: Terry Rozier (leg) will play.
Lakers confirmed lineup — TBD
Lineup notes: Alex Caruso (concussion) is available to play.