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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/10/14

NBA Player Updates 1/10: Nuggets and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 10, 2014

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After a pretty minimal two-game set last night in the NBA, the league will be turning on the gas again tonight with 12 matchups ahead. Before we get settled in and check out all the action, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names and happenings across the league and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.

Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Anthony certainly had his shot working last night, and he led his team to an important (and surprising) victory over the visiting Heat. He put up 29 points on 12-of-24 from the field, adding eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in the 102-92 win. That gives Anthony 25 points in four of his last five outings, and in that timeframe he’s shooting 47.7 percent (and 53.8 percent from three-point range).
Let’s see what’s up next for the 13-22 Knicks as they try to retake the (admittedly bad) Atlantic. They’re in Philadelphia tomorrow, followed by a home game against Phoenix on Monday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/10/14

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Ty Lawson, PG, Denver Nuggets: In Thursday evening’s nightcap, the Nuggets were defending their home floor against the Thunder. Lawson emerged as one of the stars in that game, putting up 16 points and 14 assists in the eventual 101-88 victory. That’s his fifth straight double-double--all coming in the 2014 calendar year. In that span, he’s averaging 17.6 points and 12.4 assists per game.
Last night’s win gets the Nuggets back over .500 at 18-17. They’ve won four games in a row. They’ll play one more home game tonight against the Magic before heading to Utah on Monday.

Current NBA Leaders: With last night’s thin schedule in the books, this morning makes a good time to check in on some of the statistical trends around the league. Let’s take a closer look at the current leaders in some of the major categories out there right now.

Points Per Game: Kevin Durant, OKC (29.5)
Rebounds Per Game: DeAndre Jordan, LAC (13.5)
Field Goal Percentage: DeAndre Jordan, LAC (64.9)
Free Throw Percentage: Ryan Anderson, NOP (95.2)
Assists Per Game: Chris Paul, LAC (11.2)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Marco Belinelli, SAS (50.4)
Steals Per Game: Ricky Rubio, MIN (2.74)
Blocks Per Game: Anthony Davis, NOP (3.15)

NBA Daily Schedule: 24 teams will be out on the hardwood tonight, so it should be a pretty busy evening for basketball fans. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Friday, January 10, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (CSN, FSIHD)
Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, FS Detroit)

7:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Atlanta Falcons (SportSouth, CSN Houston)

8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, FSAZ HD)
Charlotte Bobcats at Minnesota Timberwolves (SSO-CHA, FS North)
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FSSW-DAL)
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN, Sportsnet One, YES, SunSpM)

8:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN-Chicago, FSN Wisconsin)

9:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz (FSOhio HD, ROOT Sports)

10:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, FS Florida)

10:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors (CSN-NE, CSNBayHD)
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, PRIME TICKET, TWC Sportsnet)

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