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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/16/14

NBA Player Updates 3/16: Knicks and Hawks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 16, 2014

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After a relatively light Saturday in the NBA (six games), we’ll be kicking it up a notch today with nine matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in and check out some of the on-court action out there, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening with your favorite players. Here’s the latest.

Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: The Knicks are running through this particular (and relatively soft) portion of their schedule with little difficulty. They posted another win yesterday against the Bucks, coming out on top 115-94. Anthony was the big contributor once again, logging 23 points, seven rebounds and one assist. He’s got at least seven rebounds in his last four straight games.
That’s six straight wins for the 27-40 Knicks, who have turned things around after an ugly losing streak (and ugly season altogether). Next up is Indiana on Wednesday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/16/14

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John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: After a 19-26 first quarter, things looked bleak for the Wizards. They were able to push back throughout the course of the game yesterday against the Nets, however, and eventually came out on top 101-94. Wall did the heavy lifting with 33 points, six assists and four rebounds. He’s got at least 21 points in his last three straight.
That’s two straight wins for the 35-31 Wizards. Up next, they’ll head out on a four-game west coast road trip starting Tuesday in Sacramento.

Paul Milsap, PF, Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks got a much-needed win last night over the Nuggets, and their triumph owed a lot to Milsap. He put up 24 points and 11 rebounds in the 97-92 victory, adding five assists and three steals to round out his line. Milsap has posted at least 23 points in two of his last three outings.
The Hawks have now won three straight games to make their record 29-35 on the year. Tomorrow, they’ll head to Charlotte before returning home to host Toronto on Tuesday.

Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies: Last night was a historic evening for the Sixers…and not in the good way. The Grizzlies handed them their 20th straight loss, which tied the team record for consecutive futility. Conley was the big contributor with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists. That gives him six straight double-digit scoring outings.
Up next for the Grizzlies is a home game against Utah on Wednesday. Memphis has won five of their last six games to get to 39-27 on the season so far.

NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action today, so it won’t be too hard to find a good game or two to watch. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Sunday, March 16, 2014:

1:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Milwaukee Bucks (SportSouth)
Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors (Sportsnet One, FSAZ)

3:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Miami Heat (ABC)

6:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans (CSNHD, FSNOLA)

7:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves: (CSN-CA, FS North)
Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSSW, FS Oklahoma HD)
Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, ROOT Sports)

9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, CSN Bay Area)

9:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, FSOhio, PRIME TICKET)

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