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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/19/14

NBA Player Updates 2/19: LeBron, Jefferson, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

February 19, 2014

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The NBA was back in a big way last night, with a heavy evening of action. We’ll be getting another prime dosage of on-court action tonight, with 11 more matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.

Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George and the Pacers got right back to business in their first post-All-Star break game, taking a win over the Hawks. For his part, George scored a game-high 26 points on 8-of-18 from the floor in the 108-98 win. He also added three steals, three assists and two rebounds. Even more impressive, George has now converted 35 straight free throw attempts this month after going 6-of-6 from the line last night.
That gives the Pacers a 41-12 record so far this year. They’ll pick it up again tonight in Minnesota.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/19/14

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Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies: Before last night, Conley had missed the Grizzlies previous seven straight games due to a sprained ankle. The team was glad to have him back against the Knicks, however, since he delivered a team-high scoring performance. He put up 22 in the Grizzlies’ 98-93 win, also adding five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
That’s three straight wins for Memphis, who stand at 30-23 now. They’ve got a couple days to rest before a Friday home game against he incoming Clippers.

Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: Jefferson did all of the heavy lifting for the Cats last night against the Pistons in their post-All-Star debut. He scored 32 points in the 108-96 victory, then added 12 rebounds and seven assists to his line. That’s Jefferson’s second straight double-double and his third in the last five games.
The Bobcats have won three of their last five, bringing them to 24-30 on the season so far. Tonight, they’ll finish off the home-and-home against the Pistons in Charlotte.

LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James got right back to business last night as if he had been itching to get out there on the court again. He dropped four three-pointers on the way to a season-high 42 points, adding nine rebounds and six assists in a 117-106 win over the Mavericks. That’s James’ third straight game with at least 36 points.
Let’s check out the 38-14 Heat’s upcoming schedule. They’re in OKC for a good one tomorrow night, then will return home for a four-game stand beginning with the Bulls on the 23rd.

NBA Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be out on the court tonight, so we should see plenty of good basketball in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

7:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Bobcats (SportSouth, FS Detroit)
Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOhio, FS Florida)
Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, CSN-Chicago)

7:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks (CSN, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves (ESPN, NBATV Canada, FSI, FS North)
New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans (MSG, FSNOLA)

9:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, CSNHD)
Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz (YES, ROOT Sports)

10:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (FSSW, CSNNWHD)
Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, CSN Bay Area)

10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSN Houston, TWC SN/TWC D)

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