NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/31/14
NBA Player Updates 1/31: Knicks, Suns and Warriors Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 31, 2014
After a pretty slow night in the NBA yesterday evening, we’re getting right back to it tonight with eight games on the schedule to close out the month. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Goran Dragic, PG, Phoenix Suns: The Suns have the Pacers’ number. They’ve now won both games against Indiana this season, thanks to a 102-94 victory last night. Phoenix got out to a big lead early, but the Pacers made it interesting in the second half. Dragic helped fend them off, accounting for 28 points, seven assists and three rebounds in the win. He fought off an injury scare before the game, with X-rays on his ailing elbow coming up negative.
The Suns have won six of their last seven games and are one of the big surprises in the NBA this season at 28-18. Up next, they’ll head back home for a two-game set. Tomorrow they’ll play Charlotte and on Feb. 4 Chicago comes to town.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: After an embarrassing loss their last time playing the Cavaliers, the Knicks got their revenge last night to even the season series. Anthony led the way as usual, with 29 points and five rebounds in the 117-86 win. It wasn’t really close after a 38-point first quarter by the Knicks. As for Anthony, he became the 50th player in the history of the NBA to record at least 19,000 career points.
The Knicks are a little more confident now with their four-game winning streak. They’ve still got all kinds of work to do, however, sitting at 19-27. Tomorrow marks a big home showdown against the Miami Heat.
Andrew Bogut, C, Golden State Warriors: The Warriors came up with two huge quarters last night against the Clippers. The first (32-21) and third (26-11) frames were integral in getting a win, which they eventually did 111-92. Bogut had a strong outing, putting up 14 points, 17 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in the victory. He has 15 blocks in his last four games.
The Warriors have won two of three to get to 28-19. Tonight, they’re in Utah before returning home for a pair of games next week.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be out there on the court tonight, which should make for some pretty interesting viewing. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, January 31, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
7:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSSO)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves (SSO-MEM, FS North)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN, YES, FS Oklahoma HD)
8:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks (CSN-CA, FSSW-DAL)
9:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets (Sportsnet One, Altitude)
10:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Los Angeles Lakers (SportSouth, TWC SN/TWC D)
Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz (ESPN, NBATV Canada, CSNBayHD, ROOT Sports)
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