NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/6/14
NBA Player Updates 3/6: Bobcats and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 6, 2014
After a busy evening in the NBA last night, we’re easing off the gas pedal tonight, with just three games on the schedule. That said, there should be at least a couple of good matchups out there, so it’ll be a nice evening to kick back and watch the stars around the league. With that in mind, let’s look in on some of the headlines out there and see what everyone’s up to right now. Here’s the latest.
Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: Jefferson has been on quite a tear recently, and his big lines continued last night in a surprising victory over the suddenly vulnerable Pacers. He put up 34 points, eight rebounds, three assist, a steal and a block in the 109-87 blowout. It was Jefferson’s fifth time hitting the 30-point mark in the last 10 games, and his second in a row.
The win halts a three-game skid for the Bobcats, bringing them to 28-33 on the season so far. They’ll get a chance to keep it going against Cleveland tomorrow at home.
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James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Speaking of being on a tear, Harden has been doing just that himself. He put up another great game last night against the Magic, pouring in 31 points, three rebounds and six assists in the 101-89 victory. That’s the fourth time in the last nine games that he’s broken the 30-point barrier.
That’s three straight wins for the Rockets, who now stand at 42-19 on the season. They’ll be in action again tomorrow night in a big home matchup against the Pacers.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Whaat? The Knicks won? It’s been a while since we’ve been able to say that, but yes, they did. New York put down a hot Timberwolves team 118-106, thanks to a solid effort from Anthony. He put up 33 points, five rebounds and five assists, giving him five 30-plus points outings in his last nine games.
The win finally ends a seven-game slide for New York, who have pretty much played themselves out of the playoff picture. The good news is that Utah comes to town tomorrow.
Kyle Korver, SG, Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks fell to the Trail Blazers last night by a score of 102-78, but that’s not the game’s most noteworthy story. Korver failed to hit a three-point shot in the game, which was the first time in his last 127 appearances that he hasn’t drained one from long range. He went just 1-of-9 on a cold shooting night, including 0-of-5 from three-point land. Korver still leads the league in 3-point percentage, though, at 47.6.
The Hawks are in a tailspin right now; They’ve lost 12 of their last 13 games. This tough road trip continues tomorrow night against Golden State.
NBA Daily Schedule: Only a half-dozen teams are in action tonight, but two of the games are nationally televised. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Thursday, March 6, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs (TNT, TSN2, Sun Sports)
9:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FS Oklahoma HD)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, TSN2)
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