NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/12

May 12th 2024

Jay Persson

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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — In

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (abdomen) — Available

  • Aaron Nesmith (shoulder) — In

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New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • OG Anunoby (hamstring) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

  • Julius Randle (shoulder) — Out for season

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (foot, wrist) — Out for season

Anunoby received a straight out status for the second consecutive game. The Knicks haven't revealed a timetable for his strained left hamstring, but it's possible he could miss the rest of the series.

Precious Achiuwa should once again draw a start in Game 4 after playing 22 minutes in Friday's loss. Despite Anunoby's absence, the Pacers were "held" to a series-low 111 points. The Knicks will look to even the series up with Jalen Brunson leading the way. Brunson has scored 30.9% of the team's total points this offseason -- more than any other player so far.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — In

  • Aaron Nesmith (shoulder) — In

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder) — Out for season

Haliburton is now dealing with three injuries after suffering a sprained ankle in Game 3. Despite being banged up, the expectation should be that he'll suit up. He has been on the injury report in each game of the postseason but is averaging over 36.0 minutes per contest. After scoring just six points in Game 1, Haliburton has totaled 69 points over the last two gams.

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (abdomen) — Available

  • Reggie Jackson (calf) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

The Nuggets responded in a big way on the road with a 27-point victory on Friday. Murray set things in motion with 18 points in the first half. He previously scored zero points in the first quarter of the first two games of the series, and it appears the long break between games helped his calf heal.

He should fully be expected to suit up in Game 4 despite the questionable tag, as the Nuggets look to tie the series up.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert