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 confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Tristan Thompson
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Willy Hernangomez
Lineup notes: Steven Adams (ankle) has been ruled out.
Thunder confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Al Horford
Cavs confirmed lineup — Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Jarrett Allen
Lineup notes: Taurean Prince (ankle) has been ruled out.
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
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
Knicks confirmed lineup — Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel
Lineup notes: Austin Rivers (illness) has been ruled out.
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
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
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