NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/18: Hill's Career Night, Randolph Rolls, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 18, 2013
With just three games on the NBA schedule, yesterday was a pretty calm day on the hardwood. Things will pick up again this evening, however, as we’ve got six matchups to look forward to. In the meantime, let’s check in on some of the noteworthy names out there and see what everyone’s up to.
Rudy Gay, SF, Toronto Raptors: Clutch. Gay nailed a lay-up to send the Raptors to overtime against the Trail Blazers last night, but Portland would prevail in the extra period. He managed a total of 30 points and 10 rebounds in the 118-110 loss, resulting in his fourth double-double of the year thus far. Gay now has four straight games with at least 20 points, but the lines haven't necessarily translated to wins.
It’s been a rough start for the 4-7 Raptors, who have lost three of their last four. They’ll be in Philadelphia for their next game on Wednesday, followed by a four-game home-stand that begins against Washington on the 22nd.
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Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Randolph continued his double-double domination yesterday against Sacramento, posting 22 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes of action. The Grizz would take the game 97-86, with Randolph adding two assists and three turnovers to the victory. As for the double-double, it was his third straight and his fourth in the last five outings.
The Grizzlies have won their last two games and are back to .500 on the year (5-5). They’ll continue their California tour tonight in L.A. (Clippers), then finish up in Oakland on Wednesday.
Jordan Hill, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: Yesterday was a day Hill will remember for a very long time. He managed career-high marks in points (24) and rebounds (17) in 35 minutes out on the floor during his team’s 114-99 victory over the Pistons. The double-double is Hill’s third in the last four games, and his second time surpassing the 20-point mark in that span. He’s been shining with the extra minutes L.A. has given him.
The Lakers have lost four of their last six, but have seen a few bright spots along the way, especially considering the fact that they’re without Kobe Bryant. Looking ahead, they’ve got a few days off before hosting Golden State on the 22nd, then they’ll host Sacramento on the 24th.
NBA Daily Schedule: A dozen teams will be in action this evening, but none of the games will be nationally televised. That said, let’s take a look at the full schedule and see where and when you can catch the matchups airing in your area.
Monday, November 18, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNNWHD)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Charlotte Bobcats at Chicago Bulls (SSO-CHA, CSN-Chicago)
Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder (Sportsnet One, Altitude, FS Oklahoma HD)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks (CSN-P, FSSW-DAL)
9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz (CSNBayHD, ROOT Sports)
10:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers (Sportsnet One, SSO-MEM, PRIME TICKET)
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