NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/27/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/27: John Wall, Stephen Curry, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 27, 2013
The NBA will be kicking into high gear tonight before the league shuts down for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ve got 13 games on the schedule, so there will be no shortage of distractions for basketball fans. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and storylines out there. Here’s the latest.
Andray Blatche, C, Brooklyn Nets: Thanks to a battered Nets lineup, Blatche has had to step up his game over the past week or so. That solid play continued last night against the Raptors, as he posted 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting in the 102-100 victory, adding five rebounds and two steals along the way. The Nets are now 4-0 when outscoring their opponents in the third quarter.
Looking ahead, Brooklyn now sits at 4-10, and will look to get a winning streak going when the Lakers come to town tonight.
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John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: Statistically speaking, Wall has broken out over the last three games. He posted 31 points in the Wizards’ 116-111 victory over the Lakers last night, and also managed six rebounds and nine assists. Wall has put up at least 31 points in each of his last three outings, notching 16 rebounds and 18 assists in that span as well.
The Wizards are playing pretty well right now and have won four of their last five. They’ll hit the road for a pair of games this week: in Milwaukee tonight and Indiana on Friday.
Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic: Vucevic contributed across the board last night against Atlanta, hoisting 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in his team’s 109-92 win. That’s the second straight double-double for Vucevic, and he has six in his last 10 outings.
That brings the Magic’s four-game losing streak to a halt, and they’ll try to keep it going tonight at home against the Sixers. The Spurs will come to town Friday.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Curry experienced some shooting woes yesterday against the Pelicans, but his team still got the victory. He went just 7-of-20 from the floor, but nabbed 16 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in the 102-101 win. Curry still has some cobwebs to shake after his concussion. He’s only made four of his last 14 three-point attempts.
The 9-6 Warriors will look to keep the good vibes running strong on this four-game road trip. It continues tonight in Dallas. After that, they’ve got stops in OKC and Sacramento before they’ll head home.
NBA Daily Schedule: The NBA action will be coming fast and furious tonight, so get your fill before the void of games on tomorrow’s holiday. Here’s a look at this evening’s schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Bobcats (FSIHD, SSO-CHA)
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic (TCN-PHI, FS Florida)
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, SSO-MEM)
Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, TWC Sportsnet)
Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, NBATV Canada, SunSpM, FSOhio HD)
Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons (CSN-Chicago, FS Detroit Plus)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets (SportSouth, CSN Houston)
Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN+, FSN Wisconsin)
Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves (Altitude, Fox Sports North Plu)
San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSSW, FS Oklahoma HD)
8:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks (CSNBayHD, FSSW-DAL)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns (CSNNWHD, FSAZ HD)
10:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, MSG, PRIME TICKET)
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