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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/1/14

NBA Daily Updates 1/1: Pacers Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 1, 2014

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The NBA will be continuing its heavy schedule of games this evening, with five matchups on the schedule. There’s plenty of optimism around the league as we flip to a new year today, so with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the players who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Paul Millsap, PF, Atlanta Hawks: Millsap has been going off lately. He posted another season-high in points last night against the Celtics, with 34 points in the 92-91 road win. He also added 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. That’s five double-doubles in the last six games for Millsap.
That’s three wins in the last four games for the Hawks, who sit at 18-14 right now. They’re at home against the Warriors on Friday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/1/14

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Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George continued his strong run last night against the Cavaliers, and he was instrumental in logging yet another win. He posted 21 points, eight rebounds and two assists on the way to a 91-76 victory, yet another notch in the Pacers’ collective belt this year. He now has six consecutive games with at least 21 points.
That’s five wins in a row for Indiana, giving them a 25-5 record. They’ll be back in action today on the road against Toronto.

Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: Noah didn’t do much in the way of shooting last night against the Raptors, and the result was another loss for Chicago. He posted just seven points on 2-of-10 from the floor, but was able to pull down 16 rebounds and six assists in the 85-79 win. Noah now has double-digit rebounds in eight of the last 10 games.
The Bulls are 3-2 in their last five games, and they’ll try to improve on their 12-18 record as their home-stand continues tomorrow against Boston.

LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: Aldridge had another beastly game last night against the Thunder, and the Blazers were able to reassert their dominance because of it. He put up 25 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the 98-94 win, which gives him seven double-doubles in the last 10 games.
Aldridge and the Blazers have won three of five and sit at 25-7. Charlotte comes to town tomorrow, then Philly will visit on Jan. 4.

NBA Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be out there today, so we should be seeing some pretty good basketball to kick off 2014. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014:

6:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSSW-DAL)

7:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors (TSN, FSIHD)

8:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS North)

9:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets (CSN-P, Altitude)

9:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Los Angeles Clippers (SSO-CHA, PRIME TICKET)

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

 

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