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NBA starting lineups, injury news for Thursday, March 18th

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

Cody Martin of the Charlotte Hornets and LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets look on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 17, 2021 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

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 vs. Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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

Lineup notes:

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

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

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

Lineup notes:

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

Lineup notes:

Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — TBD

Lineup notes:

Hornets vs. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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.