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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/1/14

NBA Player Updates 3/1: A Pair of Triple-Doubles, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 1, 2014

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After the NBA got back to business last night with seven matchups on the schedule, we’ve got another nine to look forward to today as we kick off the weekend. Before we get settled in and await those tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.

Kyrie Irving, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Irving will remember last night’s game for a long time to come. He tallied his first career triple-double against the Jazz, notching 21 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in Cleveland’s 99-79 win. Irving has now scored at least 21 in his last three straight games.
That’s two straight wins for the Cavs, after they’d previously dropped three straight. They’re 24-36 on the season so far. Tonight, they’re in Memphis to see the Grizzlies.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/1/14

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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Another day, another big line from Durant. He was a scoring machine once again last night against the aforementioned Grizzlies, logging 37 points in a 113-107 victory. He also filled out his stat sheet with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and a blocked shot. It’s the fourth time in the last seven games Durant has scored at least 37 points.
The win stops a three-game skid and puts the Thunder at 44-15 on the year so far. Their home-stand continues tomorrow against Charlotte.

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: The woefully awful and out-of-sync 2013-14 Knicks squad allowed another red-letter performance last night against the Warriors. Curry’s big line in the Garden included 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 126-103 blowout, which marks his third triple-double of the year. It was a nice bounce back from his ugly five-point mark his last time out.
The Warriors have won five of their last six to get to 36-23 on the season. They’re cruising right now, and we’ll see if they can keep it going tomorrow in Toronto.

Goran Dragic, PG, Phoenix Suns: Dragic sat out against the Jazz with an ankle injury, but was back in full effect last night against the Pelicans. He poured in 40 points (a career-high for him) with three rebounds and five assists in the Suns’ 116-104 victory. That’s his second time hitting at least 35 points in his last three appearances.
The win stops a three-game skid for the Suns and puts them at 34-24 overall. Their four-game home-stand continues tomorrow night against Atlanta.

NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be out on the court today, so we should be seeing plenty of can’t miss action in the NBA. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Saturday, March 1, 2014:

7:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (Sportsnet, FS Florida, Sun Sports)
Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers (NBATV, CSN)

8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets (FS Detroit, CSN Houston)
Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics (FSI, CSNHD)

8:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks (YES, Fox Sports Wisconsin)

9:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies (FSOhio, SportSouth)

10:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers (NBATV, KGWHD, Altitude)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, FS North)

10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers (FSNOLA, PRIME TICKET)

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