NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/14
NBA Player Updates 1/30: Bulls, Wolves and Thunder Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 30, 2014
After a heavy set of games last night in the NBA, we’re in for a relatively quiet evening tonight, with just three matchups on the schedule. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look at some of the noteworthy players around the league and see who’s making headlines this morning.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: In last night’s much-hyped Thunder-Heat matchup, Durant’s team got the better of LeBron James and company. OKC was outscored 21-30 in the first quarter, but buckled down in the second (34-20) and third (36-25) for an eventual 112-95 victory. Durant posted 33 points and seven rebounds as his stellar streak continues.
That’s nine straight wins for the Thunder, who are rolling at 37-10. Their three-game road trip continues in Brooklyn tomorrow night.
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Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Love has been on quite a roll lately, and he’s been carrying the Timberwolves with him. Just last night, he put up 30 points and 14 rebounds against the Pelicans during an 88-77 victory, which gives him seven double-doubles in the last eight games. He’s averaging 25 points and 12.9 rebounds per game so far.
The T-Wolves have won five of their last six games, bringing them to 23-22 so far. Up next is a home game against the Grizzlies tomorrow evening.
Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls: The Bulls continued their run of strong play last night against the Spurs, posting a nice victory against a tough Western Conference foe. Boozer notched a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the 96-86 win, which is his second double-double in a row. He also added an assist and two steals to nearly fill up the stat sheet.
The short-handed Bulls have been pretty impressive for most of the season, clawing their way to a 23-22 record. They’ve won five of their last seven. The six-game road trip continues on Feb 1 in New Orleans.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin had his shot working pretty well last night against the Wizards, going 12-of-20 for a team-high 29 points. He also provided nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in the 110-103 victory. One bad thing, however: Griffin coughed it up six times, which is the most he’s turned the ball over in January so far.
That’s four straight wins for the Clippers, who are currently 33-15. Tonight, they’ll go back on the road to face Golden State.
NBA Daily Schedule: Six teams will be out on the court tonight, and we’re in for two nationally-televised games. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Thursday, January 30, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FSAZ HD)
8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks (TNT, MSG)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angels Clippers at Golden State Warriors (TNT)
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