NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/10/14
NBA Player Updates 2/10: Bulls and Thunder Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 10, 2014
We’ve just finished a pretty busy 15-game weekend in the NBA, and the action won’t be stopping anytime soon. There are a half-dozen more matchups to look forward to this evening, so there will be plenty of on-court happenings to monitor in the near future. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Well, Durant did it again; this time on the national stage. He posted another nice line at home against the visiting Knicks yesterday afternoon, with a game-high 41 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and a steal in a lopsided matchup with New York’s Carmelo Anthony (15 points; seven rebounds; five assists). The Thunder were in control the entire second half and took it 112-100.
That makes three wins in the last four games for the Thunder, giving them a record of 41-12 on the season. They’re in Portland tomorrow to start a two-game trip.
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Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: Noah didn’t blow a gasket at the officials this time, but he did put up a solid performance against the Lakers yesterday. He managed a stat-sheet-filling 20 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in the Bulls’ 92-86 victory. That’s three straight double-doubles for Noah.
With wins in two of their last three games, the Bulls are back up to .500 again (25-25). They’ll be coming home tomorrow to take on Atlanta as part of a two-game home-stand.
Mason Plumlee, PF, Brooklyn Nets: In a result that just about no one saw coming, Plumlee carried the load for the Nets yesterday. He put up the second double-double of his career with 22 points and 13 rebounds, helping his team to a 93-81 win over the Pelicans. That’s the second straight appearance with Plumlee scoring double figures; he’s done it three times in six games.
After a brief three-game losing skid, the Nets have won three of their last four to get to 23-26. Up next is Charlotte at home on Wednesday.
DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers didn’t have too much trouble with the 76ers yesterday, and the result was a big win. They took Philly 123-78, with Jordan pouring in 10 points, four blocks and 20 rebounds. He did all that in just three quarters, too, as he sat for the final frame in the blowout.
Up next for the Clippers is the visiting Trail Blazers on Wednesday. That’s the second-to-last game of their current home-stand. L.A. is currently 36-18 on the season.
NBA Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be out on the court tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a good game or two. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, February 10, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers (FSI, Altitude)
New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FSNOLA)
7:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons (FSSW, FS Detroit)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks (CSNHD, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves (NBATV, FS North, CSN Houston)
10:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors (CSN, CSN Bay Area)
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