NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/9

Nov 9th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) — Available

  • Damian Lillard (calf) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — In

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Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Cam Payne, Malik Beasley, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) — Available

  • Damian Lillard (calf) — Out

After finishing last season with the league's fourth-best Defensive Rating (110.9), the Bucks have the sixth-worst mark (115.8) this season. They've held their opponent under 114 points in one of seven games. They'll need to change something quickly for their meeting with Indiana, whose 121.1 Offensive Rating leads the league.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Bruce Brown, Bennedict Mathurin, Obi Toppin, Myles Turner

The Pacers' 126.0 points per game lead the league, and they've averaged 143.0 points over their last two contests. Haliburton has led the way, posting career-highs in points (22.9) and assists (11.9) per game. Indiana's offense has an opportunity to keep up its hot start, as they'll face the Bucks, whose opponents score the sixth-most points per game (119.4) league-wide.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De'Andre Hunter, Jalen Johnson, Clint Capela

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Out

  • Wesley Matthews (calf) — Injured

  • Kobe Bufkin (thumb) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Goga Bitadze

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — In

  • Jonathan Isaac (hamstring) — Available

  • Gary Harris (groin) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (hand) — Injured

Fultz missed the last three outings, and the Magic had the third-most turnovers per game (18.0) league-wide. Before he went down, they averaged 14.3 turnovers per contest. Despite turning it over more often in the last three, Orlando has averaged 4.7 more assists per game (27.7) than when Fultz was available (23.0). They'll match up with the Hawks, whose opponents have had the eighth-most assists per contest (27.6) through seven games.