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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/22/13

NBA Daily Updates 11/22: Faried Doubles Up, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

November 22, 2013

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The NBA was pretty quiet last night, with just two matchups on the schedule. The weekend action will kick into high gear this evening, however, with a full 22 teams taking to the court. While we’re waiting on the tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there across the league. Here’s the latest.

Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: Now that the trade talks surrounding Faried have died down, his game remains as sharp as ever. It was on full display last night during a 97-87 victory over the Bulls, during which Faried posted 12 points and 11 rebounds. It was his fifth double-double of the year and his fourth in the last six games.
Denver (5-6) has won four of their last six games after a 1-4 start to the season. Next up, they’ll host the incoming Mavericks tomorrow night in the first game of a home-and-home set.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/22/13

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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant’s line from last night wasn’t quite as impressive as it was Monday against the Nuggets, but it was still pretty nice. He notched 28 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the Thunder’s 105-91 victory over the Clippers, which was his ninth straight game with at least 20 points.
Let’s take a look at the 8-3 Thunder’s upcoming schedule. They’ve got three wins in a row under their collective belt, and they’ll try to make it four on Sunday against Utah. That’ll be the third installment of their six-game home-stand, and they’ll host the Spurs, Warriors and Timberwolves before hitting the road again.

Current NBA Leaders: As we head into an active weekend of basketball, let’s stop for a moment and take a look at some of the league’s leaders in the key statistical categories. These rankings are sure to change many times over the course of the season, but here’s an idea of the current trends emerging so far.

Points Per Game: Kevin Durant, OKC (29.5)
Rebounds Per Game: Dwight Howard, HOU (13.7)
Field Goal Percentage: Andre Drummond, DET (65.0%)
Assists Per Game: Chris Paul, LAC (12.5)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Anthony Morrow, NOP (57.1%)
Steals Per Game: Ricky Rubio, MIN (2.92)
Blocks Per Game: Roy Hibbert, IND (4.36)

NBA Daily Schedule: It’ll be a busy evening tonight, with 11 matchups on the NBA schedule. Here’s a look at the full slate, as well as the start times and TV stations you can catch the games on.

Friday, November 22, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Bobcats (SSO-CHA, FSAZ HD)
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P)
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, CSN+)

7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics (FSIHD, CSN-NE)
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN, FSSW, SSO-MEM)
Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves (YES, FS North)
Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FSOhio HD)

8:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW-DAL, ROOT Sports)

10:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, CSN-Chicago)

10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSNBayHD)

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