May 4th NBA Injury Report and Projected Starting Lineups – Updates on Leonard, Anunoby, Irving & More

  • Injuries have been more devastating than ever during this congested NBA season
  • Tuesday’s slate of games features a potential NBA Eastern Conference Final preview between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks
  • Read below for projected lineups and the latest injury news for the NBA schedule on May 4th

There are seven games on the NBA schedule for May 4th. Among them is an attractive battle between two of the top three teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Several teams are without starters for Tuesday’s games, including James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets, Patrick Beverley of the Los Angeles Cippers and De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings.

NBA Injury News – May 4th

  • [9am EST]: Nets coach Steve Nash told the New York Daily News that it remains unclear whether James Harden will return from a nagging hamstring strain before the playoffs
  • [9am EST]: Clippers coach Tyronn Lue told Sports Illustrated that he expects Patrick Beverley (fractured metacarpal bone in his left hand) to be back in action within the next couple of games

May 4th NBA Projected Starting Lineups

Suns vs Cavaliers Projected Lineups

Suns
VS
Cavaliers
Chris Paul PG Collin Sexton
Devin Booker SG Isaac Okoro
Mikal Bridges SF Cedi Osman
Torrey Craig PF Kevin Love
Deandre Ayton C Jarrett Allen

Power forward Jae Crowder (ankle) is out for the Suns. SF Abdel Nader (knee surgery) is also out. PG Cameron Payne (knee) is listed as questionable.

The Cavaliers are expected to shut down PF Larry Nance (fractured right thumb) for the remainder of the season. PG Darius Garland (ankle), PG Matthew Dellavedova (neck), C Isaiah Hartenstein (concussion), PF Lamar Stevens (concussion), PF Taurean Prince (knee surgery) and SG Dylan Windler (knee surgery) are out.

Hornets vs Pistons Projected Lineups

Hornets
VS
Pistons
LaMelo Ball PG Killian Hayes
Terry Rozier SG Josh Jackson
Jalen McDaniels SF Saddiq Bey
Miles Bridges PF Sekou Doumbouya
PJ Washington C Isaiah Stewart

Hornets small forward Cody Martin (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game. Point guard Devonte’ Graham (knee) also won’t play. SF Gordon Hayward (foot) is out of a walking boot, but remains sidelined.

Pistons centers Mason Plumlee (rest) and Jahill Okafor (not with team), point guards Cory Joseph (ankle) and Dennis Smith Jr (knee) and shooting guards Rodney McGruder (elbow) and Wayne Ellington (calf) are all out.

Nets vs Bucks Projected Lineups

Nets
VS
Bucks
Kyrie Irving PG Jrue Holiday
Joe Harris SG Donte DiVincenzo
Jeff Green SF Khris Middleton
Kevin Durant PF Giannis Antetokounmpo
DeAndre Jordan C Brook Lopez

Nets SG James Harden (hamstring) remains out indefinitely. PG Chris Chiozza (hand surgery) and PG Spencer Dinwiddie (torn ACL) are out.

Bucks PG Jeff Teague (abdomen) won’t play Tuesday. C Bobby Portis (illness) and SG Axel Toupane (strained oblique) are day-to-day.

Mavericks vs Heat Projected Lineups

Mavericks
VS
Heat
Luka Doncic PG Kendrick Nunn
Josh Richardson SG Jimmy Butler
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Duncan Robinson
Maxi Kleber PF Trevor Ariza
Dwight Powell C Bam Adebayo

Mavericks PF Maxi Kleber (lower leg) is day-to-day, but is expected to play. C Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is listed as doubtful. PG Tyrell Terry (personal) is out.

Heat SF Andre Iguodala (hip) is listed as day-to-day. PG Tyler Herro (foot) and SG Victor Oladipo (knee) have both been ruled out of Tuesday’s game.

Warriors vs Pelicans Projected Lineups

Warriors
VS
Pelicans
Stephen Curry PG Eric Bledsoe
Kent Bazemore SG Lonzo Ball
Andrew Wiggins SF Brandon Ingram
Draymond Green PF Zion Williamson
Kevon Looney C Steven Adams

The Warriors will be without SG Kelly Oubre Jr (wrist) PF Eric Paschall (hip), SG Damion Lee (COVID-19 protocols), C James Wiseman (knee). and SG Klay Thompson (Achilles).

Pelicans C Steven Adams (toe) is questionable. SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle), SG Josh Hart (thumb) and guard Marcos Louzada Silva (COVID-19 protocols) are out.

Kings vs Thunder Projected Lineups

Kings
VS
Thunder
Delon Wright PG Theo Maledon
Buddy Hield SG Luguentz Dort
Maurice Harkness SF Darius Bazley
Marvin Bagley Jr PF Aleksej Pokuseveski
Richaun Holmes C Moses Brown

Kings PF Chimseie Metu (back) is listed as questionable. SF Harrison Barnes (groin) is listed as doubtful. PG De’Aaron Fox (COVID-19), PG Tyrese Haliburton (knee) and SF Robert Woodard II (back) are all out.

Thunder PF Aleksej Pokuseveski (knee) is questionable. SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot), C Mike Muscala (ankle) and C Al Horford (team decision) are out.

Raptors vs Clippers Projected Lineups

Raptors
VS
Clippers
Fred VanVleet PG Reggie Jackson
Kyle Lowry SG Paul George
OG Anunoby SF Kawhi Leonard
Pascal Siakam PF Marcus Morris Sr
Khem Birch C Ivica Zubac

Raptors SF OG Anunoby (calf) is doubtful, while PG Fred VanVleet (hip) is day-to-day. SG Gary Trent (lower leg) is doubtful. SG Paul Watson (knee) and PF Chris Boucher (knee) are out.

For the Clippers, C Serge Ibaka (back), SG Amir Coffey (COVID-19), S Jay Scrubb (foot) and PG Patrick Beverley (fractured hand) are out.

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