NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/28

May 28th 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

  • Maxi Kleber (shoulder) — Available to play

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Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

The Wolves are one loss away from being swept in the Western Conference Finals, and if they want to stay alive, they'll need more production from their two best players. Through the series' first three games, Edwards has averaged 22.0 points on 38.6% shooting. Towns has played noticeably worse, posting 15.0 points per contest while shooting 27.8% from the field and 13.6% from beyond the arc. After Game 3, Edwards acknowledged the historical lack of success from teams in Minnesota's position but didn't seem deterred when speaking to his teammates. "We're here now," Edwards said. "Time to make history, fellas."

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Maxi Kleber (shoulder) — Available to play

  • Dereck Lively II (neck) — Out

  • Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle) — Out

Lively II had a scary moment in Game 3 when he was kneed in the back of the head and neck area by Karl-Anthony Towns. He was then helped off the floor and left the arena to get scans done on his neck. While Lively II is unavailable for Game 4, the Mavs may get some reinforcements back, as Kleber could return after missing the previous nine contests. With a win, the Mavs will advance to the NBA Finals for the third time in franchise history.