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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/3/14

NBA Player Updates 2/3: Celtics Win, League Leaders, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

February 3, 2014

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Thanks to a little thing called the Super Bowl, we got just one game in the NBA yesterday. Not to worry, however, hoops fans: The league will be back in full effect this evening with 11 matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players and situations around the league. Here’s the latest.

Jared Sullinger, C, Boston Celtics: Sullinger was the man in the paint yesterday in the NBA’s lone game. He put up a strong performance against the Magic, accounting for 21 points and 12 rebounds in the 96-89 victory. That’s Sullinger’s 14th double-double of the season, his second in a row and his fifth in his last 10 appearances.
Last night’s win stops a four-game losing streak for Boston. They’re currently 16-33 on the season so far. Up next is a road trip to Philadelphia on Wednesday, then the team will head back home for a pair of games.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/3/14

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Rajon Rondo, PG, Boston Celtics: It’s good to see Rondo getting back to his old self. In yesterday’s victory over the Magic, he logged over 25 minutes for only the fourth time since he came back from his injury (torn ACL). The extra work was worth it: Rondo posted his first double-double of the season, scoring 19 and dishing 10 assists in 27 minutes of action.
He’s still recovering, but it shouldn’t be too much longer before we see the restrictions lifted from Rondo.

Current NBA Leaders: Considering the slow schedule yesterday, it’s now a good time to check in on some of the NBA leaders in the key categories out there. Here’s a snapshot of the way things look right now.

Points Per Game: Kevin Durant, OKC (31.1)
Rebounds Per Game: DeAndre Jordan, LAC (14.0)
Assists Per Game: Stephen Curry, GSW (9.0)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Kyle Korver, ATL (46.9)
Steals Per Game: Ricky Rubio, MIN (2.64)
Blocks Per Game: Anthony Davis, NOP (3.34)

NBA Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, which will provide some respite for basketball fans reeling from yesterday’s near-nonexistent schedule. Here’s a look at the full slate, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Monday, February 3, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS Florida)
Portland Trail Blazers at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSNNWHD)

7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets (CSN, YES)
Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat (Sun Sports, FS Detroit)

8:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks (MSG, FSN Wisconsin)
San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, FSSW, FSNOLA)
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS Oklahoma HD)

8:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FSOhio)

9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, PRIME TICKET)
Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz (Sportsnet One, ROOT Sports)

10:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, CSN-Chicago)

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