NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/29/14
NBA Player Updates 1/29: Grizzlies and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 29, 2014
Last night gave us seven pretty good NBA games, and the action will be ramping up a notch with 11 matchups this evening. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the players who are making waves out there. Here’s the latest.
Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Davis has had a few noteworthy games in his young career already, and last night was definitely one of them. He put up 30 points seven rebounds, three assists and a whopping eight blocked shots in the 100-89 victory over the Cavaliers. Davis has been great so far this calendar year, averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds in January.
That’s three wins in a row for the 19-25 Pelicans. They’ll be in action again in Minnesota tonight.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Last time the Knicks played the Celtics, they got blown out in a forgettable and embarrassing game. Last night was New York’s turn to do the blowing out, however, with the Knicks posting a 114-88 victory over Boston at MSG. Anthony led the charge with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. He has at least 20 in his last nine straight.
That’s three straight wins for the 18-27 Knicks, with two more games to go on this home-stand. Next up, the Cavs come to town tomorrow.
Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard attempted a ton of free-throws against the Spurs yesterday--25 to be exact, making 13 of them. The foul-line effort led to a 23-point, 16-rebound outing in a big 97-90 win for the Rockets. The 25 attempts were Howard’s third-highest in his career (he’s attempted 39 twice).
The win stops a two-game slide for the Rockets; They’ve won four of their last six to get to 30-17. Tonight, it’s a short jaunt over to Dallas to take on the Mavs.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: In another big matchup out west last night, Randolph led the way for the Grizzlies. He managed 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 98-81 win over the Trail Blazers, which gives him six double-doubles in his last nine games.
After some up-and-down play last month, the Grizzlies have caught fire lately. They’ve won eight of their last nine games to reach 23-20 on the season so far. Their three-game road trip continues in Sacramento tonight.
NBA Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be out on the NBA court tonight, so there should be plenty for fans to do. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (ESPN, Sun Sports, FS Oklahoma HD)
Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FS Florida)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (FSSO, FS Detroit)
Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics (CSN, CSNHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks (FSAZ HD, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves (FSNOLA, FS North)
8:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW-DAL, CSN Houston)
9:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, SportSouth)
9:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, Sportsnet One, KENS HD, CSN-Chicago)
10:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, SSO-MEM)
10:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN, PRIME TICKET)
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