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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/12/13

NBA Daily Updates 11/12: Stephenson's Triple-Double, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

November 12, 2013

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Tonight will be relatively calm compared to the NBA’s nine-game set last night, with just four games on the schedule. That said, there are still plenty of headlines and noteworthy players to check in with, so we’ll have plenty to talk about until things get busy again. That said, let’s take a peek at the storylines and names everyone’s focusing on right now.

Lance Stephenson, SG, Indiana Pacers: During their impressive win streak to start the season, the Pacers have been getting contributions from the entire team. Last night it was Stephenson’s turn, and he was great in the 95-79 win over the Grizzlies. He notched his first career triple-double, with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists (a career high). Stephenson has scored in double figures in all but one game this year.
How long can the Pacers keep rolling? We’ll find out soon. They’ve got Milwaukee at home on Friday, then head to Chicago for a big game on Saturday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/12/13

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Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls: Speaking of Chicago, Boozer led them to victory last night with a game-high 17 points against the Cavaliers. He also managed seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the 96-81 win.
Perhaps of more concern was the late injury to PG Derrick Rose. He exited the game with what was deemed a “minor” hamstring issue and will be re-evaluated today. It’s the latest hurdle for him as he attempts to bring himself back to form following his knee injury. We’ll keep you posted.

Jeremy Lin, PG, Houston Rockets: We haven’t talked about Lin much this season, but he definitely deserves some recognition. He gave the team a huge lift off the bench in a nail-biting 2OT 110-104 victory over the Raptors yesterday, with 31 points and five rebounds. He also added two steals, a block and five turnovers.
Lin and the 5-3 Rockets will get back to it tomorrow night in Philadelphia, then they’ll head up to New York for a Thursday game.

Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin notched yet another double-double (his fifth of the season) in the Clippers’ 109-107 victory over the Timberwolves last night. He totaled 25 points and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes, adding five assists for good measure. It was his first game of the year without a turnover.
With the victory, Griffin and the Clippers sit at 5-3. They’ll continue their current home-stand tomorrow night when the Thunder come calling. After that, they’ll see Brooklyn (Nov. 16) and Memphis (Nov. 18).

NBA Daily Schedule: There are eight teams in action around the NBA tonight, which is a pretty reasonable number for a weeknight. Here’s a look at the full schedule of games, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013:

7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat (SNET360, SunSpM, FSN Wisconsin)

8:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks (CSN+, FSSW-DAL)

10:30 PM ET Games:
Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, CSNBayHD, FS Detroit)
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers (SNET360, FSNOLA, TWC Sportsnet)

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