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NBA starting lineups, injury news for Thursday, March 11th

We update you with all the latest lineup and injury news for the 11-game slate.

James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket during the game against the Houston Rockets on March 3, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via Getty Images

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 vs. Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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 vs. Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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 vs. Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, John Collins, Clint Capela

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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 vs. Heat, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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 vs. Bulls, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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 vs. Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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

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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 vs. Thunder, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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 vs. Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

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

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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

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Rockets vs. Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

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.