This article describes where and when SportsDataIO API subscribers can get NBA starting lineups.
This endpoint provides projected and starting lineups for NBA games. Approximately 24 hours before tip-off, this feed will indicate the projected starting lineups for all teams. Then, on game day, these projections will be monitored throughout the day as news & information are made public that affects the projections. On gameday, as soon as possible after starting lineups are officially confirmed by a team, this feed will be updated accordingly with the confirmed starting lineups and the confirmed (LineupConfirmed) flag will flip to true.
Our data operations team monitors credible and trustworthy sources throughout the day and will confirm an entire NBA game lineup (starters, substitutions, and inactive players) once it is announced by the team, beat reporters, or other verifiable sources. Teams are expected to release lineups 30 minutes before game time and we will confirm these lineups as soon as possible after the announcement. Operations will monitor the event and news surrounding it until tip-off to maintain the integrity of the lineups and catch changes due to late game scratches and inactives.
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