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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/14

NBA Player Updates 3/5: Thunder Dominate, Rockets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 5, 2014

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We’ve got a packed NBA schedule coming up this evening (10 games), so there will be lots of on-court action to distract us basketball fans. While we’re waiting on the tip-offs, let’s check in on some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.

Klay Thompson, SG, Golden State Warriors: Thompson had a huge game last night against the Pacers, and hit the game-winning jump-shot with less than a second left. When the dust settled, he finished with 25 points, five rebounds and two assists in a 98-96 victory over East powerhouse Indiana. He’s now scored 25 in two of his last three outings.
The Warriors have won two of their last three games to get to 37-24 on the year. This road trip will get finished up tonight in Boston.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/14

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Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard was listed as a game-time decision last night against the Heat, thanks to his back injury. Once he got on the floor, however, there was no trace of any ailment. He dominated the Miami front, tossing up 22 points and 16 rebounds in the Rockets’ 106-103 victory. It was his 10th game with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds this season.
The Rockets have won four of their last five games to surge to 41-19 this year. Their next game is tonight in Orlando.

Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant needed just three quarters to do his scoring damage last night against the Sixers, as he was pulled out with the game far from reach. He put up 42 points on 14-of-20 shooting, logging nine rebounds, three assists and three steals as well. Partner in crime Russell Westbrook also decimated Philly, logging 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists in just 20 minutes of work.
OKC has now won three straight after dropping three games in a row. They’re 46-15 on the season and will head to Phoenix tomorrow.

Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Davis was the Pelicans’ dominant force last night against the Lakers. In 42 minutes on the floor, he put up 28 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a block in the Pelicans’ 132-125 shootout win over L.A. Davis’ outing breaks a string of four straight games without a double-double.
The Pelicans had previously lost eight straight, so this one’s been a long time coming. They’re 24-37 on the season, and will begin a six-game home-stand on Friday against Milwaukee.

NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the court tonight, so there’s a good chance we’ll be able to find plenty of compelling games. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Wednesday, March 4, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Bobcats (FSI, SportSouth)
Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, CSN Houston)
Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards (CSN, ROOT Sports)

7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, CSN Bay Area)
Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets (YES, SportSouth)
Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, CSN-Chicago)

8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN-CA, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves: (MSG, FS North)
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets (ESPN, NBATV Canada, FSSW, Altitude)

10:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, NBATV Canada, CSNNWHD)

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