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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/15/14

NBA Player Updates 3/15: Nuggets and Bobcats Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 15, 2014

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After a very busy 10-game set last night in the NBA, we’ll be taking the proverbial foot off the gas pedal a bit in the coming hours, with only a half-dozen matchups scheduled today. That said, there should be a few competitive games out there. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening in the headlines.

Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: The Bobcats got a victory over the Timberwolves last night in Charlotte, and Jefferson was the team’s main contributor. He put up 25 points and 16 rebounds in a stellar performance during Charlotte’s 105-93 win. That’s Jefferson’s third straight double-double, with at least 25 points coming in each.
The Bobcats are making a late-season charge; They’ve won five of their last six games. They’ll be in Milwaukee tomorrow night to try and improve on that.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/15/14

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Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The Pacers didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the 76ers last night, handing them yet another loss. George was the big contributor for his team, with 25 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in the 101-94 victory. He does have 10 turnovers in the last two games, though, so he’ll need to clean up his ball security before the playoffs.
After dropping four straight, the Pacers have now won two in a row. They’re 48-17 on the season and will head to Detroit today.

Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: In the surprise finish of the evening, the Nuggets out-dueled the Heat in a 111-107 victory. Faried helped carry his team, with 24 points and 10 rebounds. That makes three double-doubles for him in the last five games (and he missed it by one rebound in the two others).
This month, the 29-36 Nuggets have lost two, won two, lost two, and now won two again. They’re in Atlanta today to try and buck that trend.

Nicolas Batum, SF, Portland Trail Blazers: Even though Anthony Davis dropped 36 points and nine rebounds on them, the Blazers came up with a win against the Pelicans last night. Much of that was thanks to Batum, who posted 22 points alongside 18 rebounds in the 111-103 victory. That was his 10th double-double of the year so far.
The much-needed win stops a four-game slide for the Trail Blazers. They’ll be in action against the Warriors at home tomorrow.

NBA Daily Schedule: A dozen teams will be in out on the court today, with the action beginning extra-early this afternoon. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Saturday, March 15, 2014:

12:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks (MSG, Fox Sports Wisconsin)

7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards (CSN, YES)

7:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks (NBATV, Altitude, SportSouth)
Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons (FSI, FS Detroit)
Memphis Grizzlies at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, News10)

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