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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/8/13

NBA Daily Updates 11/8: Wade's Big Night, Nuggets Get a Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

November 8, 2013

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Last night was a pretty laid-back evening in the NBA, but the weekend action will be coming fast and furious tonight. There are a full 12 games on the schedule in the coming hours, but before we get into that, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names from around the league who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Dwyane Wade, SG, Miami Heat: The Heat were able to hold off a dominating performance from the Clippers’ Blake Griffin last night as Wade posted a pretty dominating outing himself in the 102-97 victory. He managed a season-high 29 points, four rebounds and seven assists, helping Miami capture their third win in a row. It’s also the fourth time in a row that Wade has topped the 20-point mark. The aforementioned Griffin, meanwhile, posted 27 points and 14 rebounds.
Next up for the Heat is another home game tomorrow against the Celtics.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/8/13

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Ty Lawson, PG, Denver Nuggets: Lawson hasn’t garnered too many headlines outside of Denver, likely due to their three-game losing streak to open the season. The Nuggets finally got one in the win column against the Hawks last night, however, with a 109-107 victory. Lawson led the way with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. He’s now scored at least 20 in all four games so far, and has eight assists in all but one game. Of note on the other side was PF Paul Millsap, who posted 29 points and 10 rebounds.
Denver will get back to work this evening and try to make it two in a row. They’ll be heading south tonight for a road game in Phoenix.

Pau Gasol, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: Gasol didn’t do much scoring last night during the Lakers’ 99-98 victory over the Rockets in Houston, but he had the boards locked down. He posted a dozen rebounds (nearly out-rebounding Dwight Howard, who had 14) in the win, but was able to tally just two points, bringing his five-game double-digit scoring streak to an end.
The Lakers are now 1-1 in their current three-game road trip this week. They’ll try to get their second victory tonight in New Orleans.

NBA Daily Schedule: The second full weekend of NBA action kicks off tonight, and it’ll be a busy schedule featuring 24 teams out on the court. Here’s a look at the full slate, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Friday, November 8, 2013:

7:00 PM ET Games:
New York Knicks at Charlotte Bobcats (NBATV, MSG, SSO-CHA)
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers (TSN2, FSIHD)
Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic (CSN-NE, FS Florida)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, FSOhio HD)
Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards (CSN, YES)

7:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, FS Oklahoma HD)

8:00 PM ET Games:
Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls (CSN-Chicago, ROOT Sports)
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timber wolves (FSSW-DAL, FS North)
Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, TWC Sportsnet)

8:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs (KENS HD, CSNBayHD)

9:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, Altitude 2)

10:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Portland Trailblazers (NBATV, CSN-CA, CSNNWHD)

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