NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/8/14
NBA Player Updates 3/8: Nuggets and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 8, 2014
We’re still dizzy from last night’s hectic NBA schedule, and we’ve got more on the way to kick off the weekend. There are six matchups on the slate for tonight, and we should be seeing some pretty good basketball out there. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players who are making headlines right now and see what they’ve been up to. Here’s the latest.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: If you can be the first team to 80 points against the Bulls (which is easier said than done), you’ve got a pretty good chance of winning. That’s what the Grizzlies did last night, taking Chicago 85-77 on the road. Randolph led the way for his team, posting a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. That’s his fourth straight double-double and his sixth in the last seven.
That’s an important win for the Grizzlies, who have won three of their last four to get to 35-26. Up next is a pair of home games, starting tonight against Charlotte.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: The Knicks’ dim playoff hopes just won’t extinguish themselves, as they picked up another win last night over the Jazz. Anthony dished out a season-high eight assists in his team’s 108-81 win, adding 29 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block. He’s logged at least 28 points in his last three games.
That’s two wins in a row for the Knicks, which seems like a lot more than it is following their seven-game losing streak. They’re 23-40 and not out of contention yet, but pretty close. They’re in Cleveland tonight.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Love started out a new double-double streak last night, helping his team get a win over the Pistons. He put up 28 points and 14 rebounds in the 114-101 victory, which is his 51st double-double of the season. Love also added five assists and a pair of steals in 36 minutes on the floor.
The T-Wolves have won four of their last five games and currently stand at 31-30 on the season. They’re halfway through a four-game home-stand that will pick up against Toronto tomorrow.
Ty Lawson, PG, Denver Nuggets: Well, no one can call Lawson selfish after this one. He handed out a whopping 17 assists and scored 32 last night, becoming the latest player to slay the woeful Lakers. As if that weren’t enough, Kenneth Faried also added 32 points and 13 rebounds in the 134-126 victory.
After dropping six straight, the Nuggets have now won their last two. They’ll set out on a five game trip to try and improve on their 27-34 record now, starting in New Orleans tomorrow.
NBA Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be out there on the court tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a couple of solid matchups. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Saturday, March 8, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers (NBATV, MSG, FSOhio)
Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers (TCN-PHI, ROOT Sports)
8:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Memphis Grizzlies (SportSouth)
8:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FS Florida)
9:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN+)
10:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers (SportSouth, PRIME TICKET)
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