NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/2/14
NBA Player Updates 2/2: Lin's Career Night, Heat Win, Today's TV Schedule and More
February 2, 2014
The NBA (and just about everything else) will be giving way to the NFL today, as there’s just one game on the schedule. That said, we’ve still got a heavy slate of games coming our way tomorrow (11) and a lot of recent action to go over in the meantime. Let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy players out there in our daily update. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: After a couple games of sub-par points production, George once again got himself to the top of the heap last night against Brooklyn. He put up a team-high 20 points in his team’s 97-96 nail-biter victory, following a 13-point average over his previous two games. George also added eight rebounds, an assist and two steals.
That gives the Pacers wins in two of their last three, and a season record of 36-10. Next up is a home game against the Magic tomorrow night, then it’s off to Atlanta on Tuesday.
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Kyle Korver, SG, Atlanta Hawks: Speaking of Atlanta, let’s take a look at Korver. He led the way against the Timberwolves last night, putting up a team-high 24 points in the 120-113 victory. The sharpshooter added four rebounds, three assists and a block, helping to overcome a beastly performance by Kevin Love (43 points, 19 rebounds) on the other side.
The Hawks have had their share of difficulties this season, but all things considered they’re doing pretty well at 25-21. After the Pacers game, they’ll be in New Orleans on Feb. 5.
Jeremy Lin, PG, Houston Rockets: Lin had himself a very memorable outing last night against Cleveland. He posted his first career triple-double, with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the 106-92 win. In doing so, Lin became the 14th player this season to record a triple-double, doing it in 29 minutes on the floor.
That’s three wins in a row for the Rockets, who stand at 32-17 so far. Next up is a home game against Phoenix (Feb. 5) before they hit the road for a two-game trip later this week.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Last night’s big showdown between the Heat and the Knicks was a Miami-controlled affair for virtually the entire stretch. James led the way for the Heat, posting 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals from some careless Knicks passing. Miami would eventually take the game 106-91.
The Heat have won four of their last five, giving them a 33-13 record on the year. They’ll host Detroit tomorrow before setting off on a grueling six-game west coast road trip that will test their skill against the other conference. That one starts in L.A. (Clippers) on Feb. 5.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just two teams will be in action in the NBA today, as most people’s attention will be focused elsewhere. Here’s a look at the schedule for this afternoon if you’re in need of a basketball appetizer before the Super Bowl.
Sunday, February 2, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS Florida)
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