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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/21/14

NBA Player Updates 1/21: Nets, Rockets, Mavs, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 21, 2014

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After a pretty busy 10-game schedule yesterday in the NBA, things are slowing down a bit today with just five matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in and wait on tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings out there and see who’s making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: As improbable as it may seem, Nowitzki only has two double-doubles this season. The second one came yesterday against the Bobcats, when he put up 17 points and tied a season-high with 10 rebounds in the 102-97 win. Nowitzki was 0-for-5 from three-point range, though, so it wasn’t all positive.
The Mavs have won two of their last three to pull to 25-18 on the year. Next up is the second installment of their current three-game road trip. That’s tomorrow in Toronto.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/21/14

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DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: Jordan continued to impress yesterday against the Pistons, putting up a huge double-double in the victory. He managed 16 points and 21 rebounds (which ties a season-high) in a 112-103 win for the Clippers. That makes 20 straight games with double-digit rebound totals. Jordan could have hit 20 points as well, but went 0-for-6 from the line.
That makes wins in six of the last seven for the Clippers, and they’re off to a good start on their road trip. They’ll be in Charlotte tomorrow to try and improve on their 29-14 record.

Joe Johnson, SG, Brooklyn Nets: Johnson and the Nets took advantage of a listless Knicks team to thoroughly embarrass their inter-city rivals on their own court. Johnson led the way with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 103-80 blowout, which included a 4-of-8 mark on three-pointers. He has at least 23 points in five of the last six games.
The Nets keep rolling and have won seven of eight en route to a 17-22 mark. They’ll get right back to it by hosting Orlando tonight.

Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard and the Rockets stopped the Trail Blazers in their tracks with a nice offensive outing yesterday. He put up 24 points and 12 rebounds in the 126-113 win, which was his sixth double-double in the last eight games. Howard also chipped in with three assists and a steal.
The Rockets are 28-15 and have won five of the last six. They’ll host Sacramento tomorrow.

NBA Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be in action today in the NBA, so there should be at least a couple good matchups out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014:

7:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FS Florida)
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (NBATV, Sportsnet One, SunSpM, CSN-NE)

8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans (CSN-CA, FSNOLA)
Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder (CSNNWHD, FS Oklahoma HD)

9:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz (FS North, ROOT Sports)

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