NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/23

May 23rd 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.

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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

Indiana lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite shooting 53.5% from the field and 37.1% from beyond the arc. They'll need to defend better in Game 2 after Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Jrue Holiday combined to score 90 points in that opening contest. More importantly, the Pacers need to limit turnovers and fouls. They had 22 turnovers and 23 fouls in the previous outing, some of which came later in the game and contributed to Boston's late surge.

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Xavier Tillman (personal) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (calf) — Injured

Holiday recorded 28 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in the series opener versus Indiana. He also played suffocating defense and added three steals in the contest. The Celtics can take a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference Finals with a win, and to do so, they'll need to limit the frontcourt of Siakam and Turner after they turned in strong performances in Game 1.