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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/24/14

NBA Player Updates 3/24: Cavaliers and Kings Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 24, 2014

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We’ll certainly be getting our fill of NBA basketball tonight. There are 10 games set up on the schedule this evening, so there should be plenty to occupy our attention come tip-off time. With that said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.

Kyle Lowry, PG, Toronto Raptors: Lowry has enjoyed a run of productive play recently, and that trend didn’t stop yesterday against the Hawks. He and DeMar DeRozan combined for 23 points in the fourth quarter to overcome Atlanta 96-86. Lowry alone had 25 points, two rebounds, four assists and four steals. It was his sixth straight game with at least 20 points.
That’s two wins in the last three games for the Raptors, who are 39-30 on the year. Tomorrow starts out a two-game trip in Cleveland.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/24/14

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Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Okay, we know the Timberwolves didn’t win yesterday--they fell 127-120 to Phoenix after leading by 22 points in the first half--but we’ve got to acknowledge Love’s line. He finished with 36 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, just missing a triple-double. It wasn’t all good news, though; Love committed a crucial turnover in the final minutes that helped turn the tide in Phoenix’s favor.
Let’s check out the T-Wolves upcoming schedule. They’ll try to improve on their 34-34 record tonight in Memphis, then it’s back home Wednesday against Atlanta.

DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings: Every few games or so, Cousins shows everyone just how good he really is. He had one such game yesterday against Milwaukee, posting 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 124-107 victory. That gives Cousins seven straight double-doubles. He also added four assists, two steals and a block to round out his line.
The Kings have won two of their last three to get to 25-45 on the year. Up next is a home game against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Jarrett Jack, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers: The NBA is a second-half league, and the Cavaliers certainly owned the last two quarters against the Knicks yesterday. They fell behind early, but rallied back to tally a 106-100 victory on the strength of Jack’s season-high 31 points and 10 assists. He’s been in double-figures during four of his last five games.
Next up for the 27-44 Cavaliers is trying to string together some wins now that they’ve snapped their four-game skid. They’ll get the chance tomorrow night at home against Toronto.

NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action tonight, so there will be no shortage of games to check out. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Monday, March 24, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Charlotte Bobcats (SportSouth, CSN Houston)

7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks (FSAZ, SportSouth)
Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat (NBATV, CSNNWHD, Sun Sports)

8:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls (FSI, CSN-Chicago)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies (FS North, SportSouth)
Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans (YES, FSNOLA)
Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder (Altitude, FS Oklahoma HD)

8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, TCN-PHI)

9:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz (FS Detroit, ROOT Sports)

10:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV Canada, PRIME TICKET, Fox Sports Wisconsin)

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