NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/13/14
NBA Player Updates 2/13: Heat and Mavs Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 13, 2014
After last night’s busy schedule, most of the NBA teams have finished up their pre-All-Star games and are now taking a well-deserved break. That said, we’ve still got a pair of matchups left for tonight, so the action isn’t finished quite yet. While we’re waiting on those tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings out there and see who’s making headlines. Here’s the latest.
Marco Belinelli, SG, San Antonio Spurs: Belinelli had a heavy hand in the Spurs’ victory over the Celtics last night, coming inches away from a triple-double. He posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the 104-92 win, which was his fifth consecutive double-digit scoring outing.
This is technically a nine-game road trip for the Spurs, but they’ll get the All-Star break to rest before their last three. San Antonio is 38-15 on the season and will pick up Feb. 18 against Boston.
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Monta Ellis, PG, Dallas Mavericks: In something of a surprising victory, the Mavericks were able to overcome the Pacers on the road last night, thanks largely to Ellis’ efforts. He posted 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists (all team-highs) in the 81-73 victory, which is his fourth time hitting the 20-point threshold in the last seven games.
That’s wins in six of the last seven games for the Mavericks, who own a 32-22 record this season. Out of the break, they’ll get a tough test at home against the Heat on Feb. 18.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Harden was in fine form last night against the Wizards, and it ended up being just enough for his team to hold off Washington. He posted 35 points, six rebounds and six assists in the 113-112 win last night, buoyed by a perfect 16-of-16 mark from the foul line.
Houston is on quite a roll heading into the All-Star break. They’ve won seven straight and are the proud owners of a 36-17 record. Coming out of the weekend, they’ll have a five-game road trip to look forward to, starting in L.A. (Lakers) on Feb. 19.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: LeBron was, well, LeBron-ish last night, putting up another nice line against Golden State. He managed 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for a near-miss triple-double in the Heat’s 111-110 nail-biter last night. Over the past seven games, James has hit the 30-point mark five times now.
The Heat have now won five of their last six games for a 37-14 record and some nice momentum heading into the break. They’ll continue their road trip in Dallas when play resumes Feb. 18.
NBA Daily Schedule: We’ll see just four teams out there on the court tonight, but both games are nationally televised. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV listings.
Thursday, February 13, 2013:
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
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