NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/15

May 15th 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

  • Donovan Mitchell (calf) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (rib) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (knee) — Out

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Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Max Strus, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Evan Mobley

  • Donovan Mitchell (calf) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (rib) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (knee) — Out

  • Craig Porter Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

The Cavs are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, and they could be without multiple key players again. Cleveland competed for parts of Game 4 but couldn't get the win as Mitchell and Allen watched from the sideline. Garland scored 30 points in 40 minutes in that contest, and he could be in line for a high-usage outing again depending on who is ultimately available. If Allen remains sidelined, Isaac Okoro will be the top candidate to start in the frontcourt alongside Evan Mobley.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford

  • Kristaps Porzingis (calf) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

  • Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle) — Out

  • Maxi Kleber (shoulder) — Injured

Washington has led Dallas in scoring in three of four contests this series, including the Game 4 loss. The Mavs were in control for most of that outing but were stunned by a late comeback. They haven't been able to slow Shai Gilgeous-Alexander down yet as he's scored 29 or more points in each of the series' first four games. Doncic will suit up despite battling lingering ailments and may need an efficient night to lead Dallas past Oklahoma City. He shot just six-of-20 from the field and had seven turnovers in Game 4.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Isaiah Joe, Lu Dort, Jalen Williams, Chet Holmgren