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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/18/14

NBA Player Updates 1/18: Lakers and Heat Break Streaks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 18, 2014

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After a very busy evening in the NBA, we’re in for another heavy round of action today, with eight more games on the schedule. Before we get settled in and check out all the on-court happenings, let’s take a moment to visit with some of the noteworthy players who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin and the Clippers took advantage of a soft interior defense and some poor shooting from the Knicks to take a 109-95 victory at the Garden last night. The game was close at halftime, but Griffin helped blow things open in the third on his way to 32 points, seven rebounds and two assists. It’s his fourth consecutive game with at least 23 points.
The Clippers have won five straight to sit at 28-13. They’re on a tough road trip now, with six of the seven games left. They’re in Indianapolis tonight.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/18/14

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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: The Heat showed that everyone was overreacting over their three-game losing streak by beating the 76ers last night. James did his part as usual, with 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, just missing a triple-double in the 101-86 win. That gives LBJ 96 double-doubles with Miami, which is 5th in franchise history.
That’s Miami’s first win in the last four, but they’re still sitting pretty at 28-11. They’re in Charlotte tonight and Atlanta on Monday.

John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: Wall got himself a double-double last night as well, which ended up being his 12th of the season. He put up 23 points and 11 assists in a 96-93 victory over Chicago, adding four rebounds and a steal as well. Wall has at least 23 points in three of his last four outings.
The Wizards have won three in a row and their season-long record stands at 19-19. They’ll try to get above .500 today against the incoming Pistons.

Pau Gasol, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: While we’re on the subject of everyone tallying double-doubles, let’s look at Gasol, who got one last night against Boston. He put up 23 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in the 107-104 win, which was his third game in a row scoring at least 20 points.
Gasol and the gang stand at 15-25 on the year and just got their first win in seven tries. Their road trip continues in Toronto tomorrow and will run through Jan. 26.

NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action today, so there should be plenty for NBA fans to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Saturday, January 18, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, FSIHD, PRIME TICKET)
Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards (CSN, FS Detroit Plus)

7:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats (RSN, SunSpM, SSO-CHA)

8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls (CSN-P, WGN-TV)
Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets (CSN Houston, FSN Wisconsin)
Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves (ROOT Sports)
Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, CSNBayHD)

8:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks (CSNNWHD, FSSW-DAL)

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

 

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