NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/14

May 14th 2024

Cooper Boni

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

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Mike Conley (Achilles) — Out

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Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder) — Out for season

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Miles McBride, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • OG Anunoby (hamstring) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

  • Julius Randle (shoulder) — Out for season

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

Anunoby remains out for Game 5 and will miss his third consecutive contest. The Knicks have won both games with Anunoby in this series and have lost both without him. In Game 4, they were beaten by 32 points in an outing that was never close. Achiuwa started both contests that Anunoby missed, but Miles McBride started the second half of the previous match ahead of Achiuwa. Regardless of who is in the first unit, the Knicks must defend better, as the Pacers shot 56.8% from the field and 45.2% from deep in Game 4.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Mike Conley (Achilles) — Out

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Murray continues to be listed as questionable on Denver's official injury reports but doesn't appear to be in danger of missing any games. Like the Pacers, the Nuggets have tied their second-round series by winning two consecutive contests after going down 0-2. The series has now shifted back to Denver where the Nuggets are 3-2 this postseason. Jokic has led the team in scoring in three of four games this series. Thus far, he's averaged 26.8 points, 8.3 assists, and 11.3 rebounds per contest.