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NBA News: Player News and Updates 1/3/14

NBA Daily Updates 1/3: Knicks Finally Get One, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 3, 2014

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We’re coming off a busy nine-game set in the NBA, and we’ve got seven more to look forward to this evening as the busy week continues. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on the tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings around the league. Here’s the latest.

Iman Shumpert, SG, New York Knicks: No one saw this coming, but the Knicks will take it. Shumpert had a career night against the Spurs, posting 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting and guiding New York to an improbable 105-101 victory over San Antonio. Shump made 6-of-8 from beyond the arc with six rebounds and three steals. The win also marked the return of Carmelo Anthony, who added 27 points and 12 rebounds.
The Knicks are 10-21 on the season. They will continue their Texas swing tonight in Houston, then finish things off in Dallas on Sunday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates 1/3/14

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Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Curry had it working last night against the Heat. He posted an excellent line in his team’s 123-114 victory, with 36 points, two rebounds and 12 assists. He also added four steals, which was his most since December 19.
That’s seven straight wins for the Warriors, which brings them to 21-13 on the season so far. Their seven-game road trip continues tonight in Atlanta, then they’ll move on to DC on Sunday.

Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: The Bulls don’t have a lot to be happy about this season, but Noah has shown some flashes of the player he could conceivably be. He was great in the team’s 94-82 win over Boston last night, with team-highs in points (17), rebounds (11) and assists (9). That’s Noah’s second double-double in the last four games.
Let’s check out Chicago’s upcoming schedule and see if they can build some momentum going forward. They’re at home tomorrow night against the Hawks, then finish off their UC stand on Jan. 7 against Phoenix. The Bulls have won two of their last three games and stand at 13-18 on the year.

Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: The Grizzlies haven’t had the greatest luck in the win column so far this year, but they got a nice one last night against the Suns. Randolph was his usual beastly self, with 20 points, 15 rebounds and a block in the 99-91 win. That gives him eight double-doubles in his last 10 outings.
Next up for the Grizzlies is a road game in Denver tonight. They’ll finish up their trip in Detroit on Sunday. Memphis has won four of the last six and sits at 14-17.

NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action this evening, so there should be plenty for basketball fans to do. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Friday, December 3, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards (TSN, CSN)

7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks (CSNBayHD, SportSouth)
New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, FSNOLA)

8:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Houston Rockets (NBATV, MSG, CSN Houston)

8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW-DAL, PRIME TICKET)

9:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets (SSO-MEM, Altitude)

10:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (ROOT Sports, TWC Sportsnet)

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