NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/9/14
NBA Player Updates 2/9: Grizzlies, Rockets, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 9, 2014
It’s been a pretty good weekend of NBA basketball so far, and our steady diet of games will be continuing today. We’ve got eight matchups to look forward to, extending from the afternoon into the evening hours. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at some of the noteworthy players out there in the league. Here’s the latest.
Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs: We don’t get to talk about Mills all that much, but last night’s breakout performance definitely deserves mention. He was stellar off the bench, pouring in 32 points in just 25 minutes against the Bobcats. The Spurs needed the help, as they were able to squeak by 104-100. That’s Mills’ third double-digit scoring performance in a row.
Next up for the Spurs is a trip to Detroit as their lengthy road trip continues. They’re 3-1 on this current swing (with a 37-14 mark overall) with five more games to go.
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Brandon Jennings, PG, Detroit Pistons: Jennings was on point from behind the arc last night. He nailed six three-pointers in the Pistons’ 126-109 win over the Nuggets, resulting in a season-high 35 points. Jennings also provided 12 assists, a rebound and two steals in the victory. He now has at least 26 points in three of the last four games.
The Pistons have won two in a row and currently sit at 21-29. Next up for them is tomorrow’s game against San Antonio, then another home game against Cleveland on Wednesday.
Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: The Rockets used a big first half (including a 27-19 second quarter) to take care of the Bucks last night. Howard tallied 27 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in the 101-95 win, which was his fifth straight outing with at least 20 points.
Let’s take a look at the Rockets’ immediate future. They’ve got a five-game winning streak going, which has brought them to 34-17 on the season so far. Their short two-game road trip concludes tomorrow night in Minnesota.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: If nothing else, last night’s Grizzlies-Hawks game will go down in history. Memphis set a new NBA record by attempting just one single free throw during the entire game (which they made) in an eventual 79-76 win. Randolph carried his heavy load as usual, with 20 points, six rebounds, an assists, two steals and three blocks.
Memphis will get right back to it in Cleveland tonight. They currently sit at 27-22 and have won seven of their last nine games.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action today, so make sure you reserve that spot on the couch extra-early. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, February 9, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder (ABC)
3:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers (ABC)
6:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics (NBATV, FSSW, CSNHD)
New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSNOLA)
Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOhio, SportSouth)
Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic (FSI, FS Florida)
Sacramento Kings at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSN-CA)
9:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN, PRIME TICKET)
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