NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/27

May 27th 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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (illness) — Available

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Boston Celtics News

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

  • Jrue Holiday (illness) — Available

  • Luke Kornet (wrist) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (calf) — Injured

Porzingis will remain out for Game 4 when Boston will have a chance to close out the Eastern Conference Finals with a sweep of Indiana. He will miss his 10th consecutive outing, but it's been apparent that the Celtics wouldn't rush him back, and they've managed to win games without him consistently since he went down. Horford should continue to have a heightened role and minutes ceiling in Game 4, and Kornet will receive backup center minutes if he is available.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Andrew Nembhard, Ben Sheppard, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring) — Out

  • Jalen Smith (illness) — Out

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder) — Out for season

Without Haliburton in the previous outing, Nembhard stepped up in a big way, posting 32 points, nine assists, and four rebounds. Still, the Pacers lost the game and are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs. If Haliburton misses his second consecutive outing, Nembhard and Siakam will likely retain their recent high-usage roles. The pair combined to take 39 shots in Game 3, and Siakam has averaged 19.3 field goal attempts per game throughout the series.