NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/10/14
NBA Player Updates 3/10: Nets, Lakers and Celtics Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 10, 2014
After a pretty busy weekend, the NBA is keeping the activity high with seven more games set for tonight. Before we get settled in on the couch and wait for those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look across the league and see which players everyone is talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: Yesterday’s marquis matchup didn’t fail to disappoint. The Heat and Bulls went overtime (with Chicago overcoming a 12-point deficit in the fourth) and Noah helped his team pull out the 95-88 victory. He tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in what’s become the most important role on the Bulls team. That gives him six straight double-digit scoring outings.
As for Chicago, they’ve won two of their last three games and stand at 35-28 on the season. They’ll have another tough test at home tomorrow as the Spurs come to town.
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Jodie Meeks, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: A lot of people expected the Lakers to just roll over against the Thunder yesterday (and for the rest of the season), but we guess Meeks didn’t get the memo. He poured in a whopping 42 points against OKC, helping the Lakers notch an unexpected 114-110 win. Overall, Meeks was 11-of-18 from the floor in the victory.
The win breaks a three-game skid for the Lakers and puts them at 22-42 on the year. They’re just playing out the schedule at this point, but can spoil playoff dreams for some teams along the way. They’re in OKC on Thursday.
Rajon Rondo, PG, Boston Celtics: Rondo was certainly in a generous mood yesterday. He tallied a season-high 18 assists against the Pistons, which helped his team to a 118-111 victory. Rondo also scored 11 points to complete the double-double, which was his fourth in the last six games.
That’s two straight wins for the Celtics, who are sitting at 22-41 on the year. They’re in Indianapolis tomorrow night, then will host the Knicks on Wednesday.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings: Last night’s Kings-Nets game was pretty odd. We’ll start with cousins, who went beast-mode with 28 points and 20 rebounds. He now has four double-doubles in his last five games played. The strange thing, however, is that the Nets won--despite logging an NBA season-low one offensive rebound. Deron Williams and two others led the team in boards with, um…four. Still, the Nets won 104-89.
As for the Kings, they’ve lost five of their last seven outings to sink to 22-41. After they play Detroit tomorrow night, they’ll be halfway through their current six-game road trip.
NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a good matchup or two. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, March 10, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Charlotte Bobcats (Altitude2, SportSouth)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (TSN2, YES)
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (CSN+, Sun Sports)
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Milwaukee Bucks (FS Florida, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
9:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz (SportSouth, ROOT Sports)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, FSAZ, PRIME TICKET)
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