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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/21/14

NBA Player Updates 3/21: Warriors and Rockets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 21, 2014

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Last night was a pretty calm one around the NBA, with just four games on the schedule. That will change tonight, as we’re set to see 10 more matchups in the coming hours. Before we settle in and check out the tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings out there on the court. Here’s the latest.

Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant has done this so much this season, it’s not really even news anymore. He posted 30-plus points for the 41st time this year last night against the Cavs, lifting his team to a 102-95 victory. He put up 35 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a block in all.
The Thunder have won four of their last five and currently stand at 50-18 on the season. Their road trip wraps up tonight in Toronto.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/21/14

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James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Harden was on fire from long range last night against the Timberwolves, and his outside shooting helped the Rockets nab a win. He drilled six three-pointers on the night, resulting in 28 points, five rebounds, eight assists and a steal in the 129-106 victory. He’s reached 28 points in six of his last eight outings.
After dropping three, the Rockets have won their last two. They’re 46-22 on the year so far. Up next is a two game road trip: Cleveland tomorrow and Charlotte on the 24th.

Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers: Even though there were some solid individual performances on the other side (such as Dieng’s 21 rebounds), the Blazers got the win over Washington last night. Lillard was one of the big contributors, logging 23 points, six rebounds and 10 assists in the 116-103 victory. He’s scored at least 20 in his last seven straight.
The Blazers have turned the corner after a troubling losing skid, taking three of their last four to arrive at 45-24. They’ll hit the east coast for five games now, starting tomorrow in Charlotte.

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Curry has been on quite a run lately, and he continued his stretch last night against Milwaukee. He put up 31 points, three rebounds, 11 assists and a steal in the Warriors’ 115-110 victory, which was his fourth straight game with at least 23 and his second double-double in the last five.
The Warriors have a thin schedule coming up: They’ll play tomorrow at home against the Spurs, then don’t hit the floor again until Memphis comes to town on the 28th.

NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action tonight, so it won’t be too difficult at all to find a good matchup. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Friday, March 21, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (FSI, WGN-TV)
New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers (MSG, CSN)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors (Sportsnet One, FS Oklahoma HD)

7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks (FSNOLA, SportSouth)
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNHD)
Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat (Sun Sports, SportSouth)

8:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, Altitude2)

10:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FS Detroit)
San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings (FSSW, CSN-CA)

10:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers (CSN, TWC SN/TWC D)

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