NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/4/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/4: T-Wolves Keep Rolling, LeBron and Company Shine, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 4, 2013
The first full weekend of NBA action has come to a close, and there were plenty of interesting happenings out there on the court. Only time will tell whether or not the trends we’re seeing in this young 2013-14 season will hold, and we’ll have a lot of fun finding out. That said, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names out there as we get ready for tonight’s games. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: The Big Three accounted for most of the damage in Miami’s 103-93 win over the Wizards last night. James himself posted 25 points and five assists on 9-of-14 shooting, joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with at least 20 points. James did have six turnovers, however, so his evening wasn’t perfect. That makes 11 in just the last two games.
It’s a busy week for the defending champs, with games every other day. They’ll head to Toronto tomorrow, then host the Clippers Thursday and the Celtics Saturday.
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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: With Russell Westbrook back in the lineup, Durant went off against the Suns. He managed 33 points and 10 rebounds in the victory, resulting in his first double-double of the season. The Thunder took the game 103-96. It’s a nice comeback performance for Durant, who posted just 13 points in a road loss to Minnesota last Friday.
The Thunder have two more games this week: Wednesday at home against the Mavericks, and Friday against the Pistons in Detroit.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: The T-wolves are off to a spectacular start, and Love has had a big role in the success thus far. He posted a stellar 34 points and 15 rebounds in a big road win over the Knicks last night, taking the game 109-100. That brings Minnesota to 3-0 on the season. Love now has three straight double-doubles to open up the year.
The Timberwolves will go for 4-0 in Cleveland tonight, then they’ll head back home to host the Warriors on Wednesday and the Mavericks on Friday.
Xavier Henry, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Henry has played his way into the starting lineup, and the new setup is already paying dividends for the Lakers. He posted 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting against the Hawks yesterday, knocking down two of his four three-point attempts in the 105-103 victory. The Lakers were in control for most of the game, withstanding a late rally by Atlanta.
Next up, L.A. will hit the road this week. They’ll be in Dallas on Tuesday, then Houston on Thursday and New Orleans on Friday.
NBA Daily Schedule: There are just four teams in action tonight, which is a pretty thin schedule compared to what we got over the weekend. Here’s a look at the full slate of games, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Monday, November 4, 2013
7:00 PM ET Games:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers (RSN, FS North, FSOhio HD)
Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, CSNBayHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies (CSN-NE, SSO-MEM)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, CSN Houston, PRIME TICKET)
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