NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/19/14
NBA Player Updates 3/19: Heat and Warriors Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 19, 2014
After a pretty light NBA schedule last night (five games), we’ll be doubling that output this evening, with a full 10 matchups on the schedule. Before we get settled in and start picking out the games we’ll be focusing on, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what some of the big names are up to right now. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James just plain owned the first quarter last night against his former team the Cavaliers. He dropped 25 (a career-high) in just the first frame alone, en route to 43 points in the 100-96 victory. He also added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks to his line to round things out.
That’s two straight wins for the Heat, which follows two straight losses. They’re 46-19 on the season thus far. Tonight, they’ll head to Boston to visit the Celtics.
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Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Last night’s late game featured the Warriors and the Magic. As usual, Curry was the big contributor for Golden State, logging 23 points in the 103-89 victory. He also put up three rebounds and five assists. It was Curry’s third straight game with at least 23 points.
On the year, the Warriors stand at 43-26 and have won two after losing two. That was the beginning of a five-game home-stand, and Milwaukee will continue that tomorrow night when they come to town.
Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers: One of three overtime games yesterday, the Blazers and Bucks certainly gave fans their money’s worth. Lillard’s layup with less than five seconds left sent the game to the extra period, where Portland drilled a franchise-record 22 points to edge Milwaukee 120-115. Wesley Matthews scored 26 to lead the way for the Blazers.
Up next for Portland is one more home game against the Wizards tomorrow night, which will be their last one for a while. After that they’ll hit the road for a five-game east coast trip.
Paul Millsap, PF, Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks need to keep on winning in order to secure a playoff berth, and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing. Millsap led the charge last night in an OT thriller, logging his first career triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the 118-113 victory.
That’s five games in a row for the Hawks, who stand at 31-35 and could be over .500 by season’s end. Their next game is Friday against the incoming Pelicans.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the floor tonight, so it shouldn’t be a problem finding a solid matchup to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSN-Chicago)
7:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, Sun Sports)
Charlotte Bobcats at Brooklyn Nets (YES, SportSouth)
8:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies (SportSouth, ROOT Sports)
Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans (Sportsnet One, FSNOLA)
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, FSI)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FS North)
9:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, FS Detroit)
10:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FS Florida)
10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, FSSW, TWC SN/TWC D)
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