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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/20/13

NBA Daily Updates 11/20: Knicks Continue Skid, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

November 20, 2013

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It’s a packed schedule in the NBA this evening, with 13 games on tap in the coming hours. There’s not much happening tomorrow so get your fill of the on-court action while you can. With that said, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players out there who are making waves this morning. Here’s the latest.

Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: It’s officially time for Knicks fans to panic. They did the unthinkable last night, losing to the Detroit Pistons, a team they had previously beaten during their last seven matchups. Anthony had another off-night, going just 8-for-20 from the field and getting frustrated by an aggressive defense in New York’s 86-92 loss. With Tyson Chandler out, the Knicks are in dire need of another defensive presence, as well as a secondary scorer.
It won’t get any easier tonight, as New York’s rival Pacers will be coming to town in a nationally-televised game. The Knicks will have to shoot the lights out to stand a chance.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/20/13

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Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: Even with the quiet night from LeBron James (6-of-13), and the fact that they were playing without Dwyane Wade (knee), the Heat didn’t have too much trouble with the Hawks. Bosh led the way in this one, posting 19 points and five rebounds on 8-of-9 shooting in the 104-88 win. The Heat have now won five straight against Atlanta.
Miami will play a home-and-home against the Magic to finish off this week. They’ll begin tonight in Orlando.

Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard and the gang showed off their stout defense and hot shooting in a wall-to-wall victory over the Celtics yesterday. The big man posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the 109-85 win. It was Howard’s fifth double-double in the last eight games. He also added three blocks.
Up next for the Rockets, they’ll head to Dallas tonight for a Lone-Star-State battle, then they’ll head back home for a Saturday game against Minnesota.

DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings: The Kings haven’t had too much to be happy about recently--they’d previously lost seven of their last eight games--they posted a solid effort against the Suns. Cousins was the hero here, with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the come-from-behind 107-104 win. He now has three double-doubles in the last five games.
The Kings will head to Phoenix tonight for a rematch, then they’ll move on to L.A. for a Saturday game against the Clippers.

NBA Daily Schedule: 26 teams will be out there on the court this evening, so it’s a good day to be a basketball fan. Here’s a look at the full schedule of games, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the matchups.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Bobcats (YES, SSO-CHA)
Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers (CSN, FSOhio HD)
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, FSIHD)
Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (SunSpM, FS Florida)
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (Sportsnet One, CSN-P)

7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (FS Detroit, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks (CSNNWHD, FSN Wisconsin)
Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS North, PRIME TICKET)
Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, ROOT Sports)

8:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSN-NE)

9:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns (CSN-CA, FSAZ HD)

9:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, Sportsnet One, FSSW-DAL, CSN Houston)

10:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (SSO-MEM, CSNBayHD)

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