NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/4/14
NBA Player Updates 3/4: LeBron Goes Off, Knicks Lose Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 4, 2014
After a pretty full set of matchups last night, the NBA is easing off things a bit tonight, with a six-game schedule on the way. That said, there should be plenty of interesting things happening out there on the court, so before the tip-offs start up, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons: Drummond became the latest opposing player to victimize the nonexistent interior of the Knicks, cruising his way to a career night. He posted 17 points and a whopping 26 rebounds in the Pistons’ 96-85 victory, which gives him 44 double-doubles on the year so far and six in his last 10 games.
That win stops a four-game slide for the Pistons and puts them at 24-36 on the season. Tomorrow night, the Bulls will come to town.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about LeBron and his monster night against the Bobcats. He set a career-high and franchise-high mark with 61 points, nailing his first eight shots from downtown in the Heat’s 124-107 win over Charlotte. Almost as an afterthought, he also had seven rebounds and five assists. Looks like he should keep that clear mask.
The Heat have now won eight games in a row and look like they mean business again. They’re 43-14 on the year and will try to better that in Houston tonight.
Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: The Nets got the better of their rival Bulls last night, thanks in large part to Williams’ contributions. He put up 20 points and six assists in Brooklyn’s 96-80 victory, with the team utilizing a strong defensive presence to keep the Chicago scorers at bay. Williams has reached 20 points in three of his last six outings.
With this three-game win streak, the Nets are back to .500 for the first time since November. They’re 29-29 with the chance to reach the plus side against Memphis tomorrow.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: When it comes to snagging double-doubles, no one does it better than Love. He racked up 33 points and 19 rebounds in the T-Wolves’ 132-128 victory over Denver last night, which was his league-leading 50th double-double of the year so far. He also put up four assists and two steals to round out his line.
Minnesota has now won six of their last seven games, and are currently at 30-29 on the year. They’ll start out a four-game home-stand tomorrow against a horrible Knicks team.
NBA Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be in action tonight, so there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see at least a few good games. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSSW, FSOhio)
Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN Bay Area)
8:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Houston Rockets (NBATV, Sun Sports, CSN Houston)
Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder (CSN, FS Oklahoma HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, FSNOLA, TWC SN/TWC D)
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