NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/24/14
NBA Player Updates 2/24: Heat and Nets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 24, 2014
After a busy weekend, the NBA will be easing off the proverbial gas pedal a bit tonight, with just five matchups on the schedule. Still, we should be seeing some pretty good basketball mixed in there, so before we get settled in let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the news-making players out there. Here’s the latest.
Jamal Crawford, SG, Los Angeles Clippers: Crawford went nuts against the Thunder yesterday, and he ended up carrying the Clippers to a win. He put up 36 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal in L.A.’s 125-117 shootout win against the Thunder. Crawford had a nice 5-of-8 line from three-point land to help things along.
The win stops a two-game slide for the 38-20 Clippers, but they’ve won four of their last six overall. Their road trip will finish up in New Orleans tonight.
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Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: With LBJ down due to a broken nose, someone had to step up for the Heat. That someone was Bosh, who put up 28 points and 10 rebounds in a 93-79 win over the rival Bulls. He also added three assists, three steals and a block in the victory. Bosh has now managed at least 21 points in three of the last four games.
That’s five straight wins for the 40-14 Heat, who keep trucking along in their quest for a three-peat. They’ll get a few days off before another rivalry game against the Knicks on Feb. 27.
Isaiah Thomas, PG, Sacramento Kings: Thomas was the picture of efficiency in his outing yesterday. He went 12-of-16 overall--including 4-of-5 from three-point range--on his way to 33 points in a 109-95 win in Denver. Thomas rounded out his line with six assists, three rebounds and three steals.
That’s two wins in a row for Sacramento, and they’ve won three of their last four to get to 20-36 on the season. Houston comes to town tomorrow.
Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Williams, but he certainly deserves some recognition after his performance yesterday. He put up 30 points against the Lakers, leading the way in a 108-102 victory. His line also included seven rebounds and five assists.
Williams and the gang have won two of their last three and stand at 26-28. This West Coast road trip continues on Wednesday in Portland.
NBA Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be in action tonight, so there should be at least a couple of good matchups out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, February 24, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, CSN Bay Area)
Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks (NBATV, MSG, FSSW)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans (Sportsnet One, FSNOLA, PRIME TICKET)
9:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz (CSNHD, ROOT Sports)
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