NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/14
NBA Player Updates 2/5: Pacers, Timberwolves, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 5, 2014
After a relatively slow evening last night in the NBA, we’ll be getting things going again in the coming hours with 12 games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a look at a few of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
David West, PF, Indiana Pacers: West surged forward yesterday with a big performance against the Hawks. He led the way for the Pacers with 22 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block during the 89-85 victory. That’s one of West’s better stat-lines this year. He’s now got eight double-digit scoring performances in his last nine games.
That’s three wins in a row for Indiana, who currently sit at 38-10 on the season. Up next, they’ll host Portland on Friday in a pretty good-looking matchup.
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Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Here’s the good news: Love was once again great in last night’s win over the Lakers, posting 31 points and 17 rebounds in the 109-99 victory. The bad news is that he appeared to hurt himself on a hard fall . Love stayed in the game, but was visibly shaken. We’ll have to see how he’s feeling today before trying to gauge where he’s at.
That’s three wins in the last five games for the up-and-down Timberwolves, who have clawed back to .500 again at 24-24. The team has a two-game road trip ahead: tonight in Oklahoma City and Friday in New Orleans.
Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls: After a two-game lull, Boozer seems to be back in form once again. He posted 19 points and 12 rebounds in the Bulls’ 101-92 victory over the Suns last night, an effort which comes after he managed just 12 total points in his previous two outings. That’s Boozer’s third double-double in the past five games.
The Bulls have gone .500 so far on their current road trip, and they’re .500 on the season at 24-24. They have stops in Golden State (tomorrow) and at the Lakers (Feb. 9) before coming home.
Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: What a game Jefferson had last night. He put up 30 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the Bobcats’ 91-75 victory over the Warriors. Amazingly, that’s the fourth time in the past five games that Jefferson has reached the 30-point, 11-rebound mark. He’s averaging just under 20 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this season.
It’s been a rough year for Charlotte, but they’re starting to claw back into it. They currently sit at 22-28 on the season, and will appear next in a two-game home-stand against San Antonio (Feb. 8) and Dallas (Feb. 11).
NBA Daily Schedule: A whopping 24 teams will be in action around the NBA today, so it should be pretty easy to find an engaging game. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers (Sportsnet, FSOhio, TWC SN/TWC D)
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSNHD)
San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSSW)
Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, FS Detroit)
8:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, CSNNWHD)
Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets (FSAZ, CSN Houston)
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies (FSSW, SportSouth)
Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, SportSouth)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS North, FS Oklahoma HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
10:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings (Sportsnet One, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, NBATV Canada, Sun Sports, PRIME TICKET)
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