NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/27/14
NBA Player Updates 1/27: Heat, Knicks, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 27, 2014
We’re coming off a pretty busy 16-game weekend in the NBA, and we’ve got another half-dozen matchups to look forward to tonight. Before we get settled in and wait on the tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: One of yesterday’s marquis matchups was a Finals rematch between the Heat and Spurs. History repeated itself in this one, with Miami coming out on top 113-101. Bosh led the charge for the defending champs, logging 24 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
The Heat have won five of their last six games to come out at 32-12. They’ve got another big test ahead on Wednesday when the Thunder come to town.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Another one of yesterday’s big matchups consisted of two historic but bad teams in the Lakers and Knicks. New York would eventually come out on top of a pretty close game 110-103, with Anthony following his record-breaking performance with a 35-point, four-rebound, five-assist outing.
The Knicks have won two straight, but still have a lot of work to do at 17-27. They have three games left on their current home-stand, starting tomorrow against the Celtics.
Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Davis was on fire yesterday, continuing a string of strong play. He posted 22 points and 19 rebounds, doubling up in the Pelicans’ 100-92 win over Orlando. Davis also notched an incredible seven blocks, and has posted double-doubles in three of his last five outings.
That’s three wins in the last four games for the Pelicans, who are currently 18-25. Their two-game road trip starts tomorrow in Cleveland.
Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Nowitzki had a big day himself, posting 28 points against the Pistons. He also notched nine rebounds and four assists in the 116-106 victory. It was Nowitzki’s highest points total since dropping 40 on New Orleans on Janary 11.
The Mavs are 2-2 in their last four games for a record of 26-20 on the season. Their four-game home-stand continues against the Rockets on Wednesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be in action tonight, so there should be a few good games out there if you’re looking for something to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, January 27, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSAZ HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (TSN, YES)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls (NBATV, FS North, CSN-Chicago)
Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks (PRIME TICKET, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSSO, FS Oklahoma HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz (CSN-CA, ROOT Sports)
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