- 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
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May 4th NBA Projected Starting Lineups
Suns vs Cavaliers Projected Lineups
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.