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

NBA Daily Updates 12/12: Knicks Take Bulls, Love Doubles Up Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

December 12, 2013

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Last night was a pretty busy one in the NBA, with nine games on the league’s schedule. Things will be slowing down quite a bit this evening, with just two matchups out there. That said, the action will be picking back up again tomorrow. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names across the league this morning and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.

Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin was a workhorse in last night’s 96-88 win over the Celtics, logging 42 minutes of action and tallying 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists. That said, he’s also dealing with a minor injury issue. Griffin rolled his ankle during the game and had to get it taped up afterward. By most indications (including his own), he should be able to take the floor this evening against Brooklyn.
After the Nets game, the 15-8 Clippers will head to DC to take on the Wizards in the final game of their road trip.

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

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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Even though the Knicks have been absolutely dreadful for the most part this year, Anthony has played relatively well. He notched another solid outing last night against the rival Bulls, with 30 points and 10 rebounds in an 83-78 win. New York had built up a 23-point lead late in the third, but allowed the Bulls to claw back into the game and eventually tie it up.
The Knicks have won three of their last five games and currently sit at 6-15. They’re in Boston tomorrow night.

Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Love has been a hot topic of conversation in NBA circles this year due to his stellar play. He posted another good one last night against Philly, logging 26 points and 15 rebounds in a 106-99 victory. Minnesota was dominated in a 39-20 first quarter, but turned things around in the final three frames.
The win brings the T-wolves back to .500 (11-11) on the year. Their upcoming schedule features games in San Antonio (Dec. 13), Memphis (Dec. 15) and Boston (Dec. 16).

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Curry and the Warriors got blasted in the first half against the Mavericks, but were able to overcome the odds and get a 95-93 win with a strong second half. As for Curry’s part, he notched 33 points, 10 assists and four rebounds for his fourth double-double in the last six games.
That makes the Warriors 13-10 on the year. Here’s a look at their upcoming schedule: tomorrow at home against the Rockets, Sunday in Phoenix and back home to host the Pelicans and open up a three-game home-stand on Dec. 17.

NBA Daily Schedule: There are just two games on the slate for tonight, but both of them will be nationally televised. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and where you can catch the games.

Thursday, December 12, 2013:

8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets (TNT)

10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, CSN Houston)

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