NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/8/14
NBA Player Updates 2/8: Knicks Win, Griffin Stays Hot, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 8, 2014
We’re in for another pretty active evening of NBA action today, with seven matchups on the upcoming schedule. While we’re waiting on tonight’s tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the players everyone is talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Anthony Davis, C, New Orleans Pelicans: Now that he’s all set to replace Kobe Bryant in the All-Star Game this year, Davis is showing why he earned the selection. He had another great game against Minnesota last night, posting 26 points and 10 rebounds. That gives Davis a string of three straight double-doubles. (Also of note on the other side was Kevin Love’s beastly 26 points and 19 rebounds.)
As for the Pelicans, their next game will be in Brooklyn tomorrow to kick off a three-game road trip. They’ve won two in a row and stand at 22-27 this season.
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Steve Nash, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: Over to the aforementioned Bryant’s Lakers, we’ve got to mention Nash this morning. He got his second dose of action since returning from his back injury last night against Philly, and promptly led the way in points. Nash scored a game-high 19 points, adding four rebounds and five assists. He’s played just eight games so far this year.
The Lakers have won their last two, and have a 18-32 record on the year. A much-needed six-game home-stand begins tomorrow against the incoming Bulls.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: When the Knicks are shooting well, they can hang with just about anyone in the league--even though they don’t rebound well or play consistent defense. That said, they were on point during a 117-90 win over the Nuggets last night. Anthony led the way as usual, tossing up 31 points, three rebounds and two assists. It’s his second time breaking the 30-point mark in the last three games.
New York stops a three-game skid with that win, and they’re 20-30 so far. Next up is a tough test in OKC against the Thunder.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Everyone’s been talking about Griffin lately, and it’s easy to see why. He’s been going off over the last handful of games, with the trend continuing last night on 36 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in the Clips’ 118-105 win over the Raptors. That’s three straight games with at least 36 points for Griffin.
The Clippers had lost the previous two games to this one, so they’re back on track now. Their record on the year is 35-18. Next up is the middle of their five-game home-stand tomorrow against Philadelphia.
NBA Daily Schedule: There will be 14 teams out on the court tonight, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find an intriguing matchup out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Saturday, February 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Bobcats (FSSW, SportSouth)
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks (SportSouth)
Denver Nuggets at Detroit Pistons (NBATV, Altitude, FS Detroit)
8:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves (CSNNWHD, FS North)
8:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN Houston, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, CSN Bay Area)
Miami Heat at Utah Jazz (Sportsnet One, Sun Sports, ROOT Sports)
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