NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/26/14
NBA Player Updates 3/26: Mavericks and Lakers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 26, 2014
We’re in for a busy, busy Wednesday on the NBA slate today, with 10 games set for this evening. Before we get settled in and figure out which games we’ll be watching, let’s take our daily look at some of the headlines from around the league and see who everyone’s talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Dion Waiters, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Waiters has been flexing his scoring muscle over the last several games, and showed his stuff in last night’s game against Toronto. He put up 24 points, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two blocks in the Cavs’ 102-100 win. That gives Waiters at least 24 points in his last four straight games.
That makes two straight wins for the Cavs, following a four-loss streak. They’ll hit the road for two games next, starting tonight in Detroit.
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Tobias Harris, SF, Orlando Magic: Harris has quietly become one of the hottest bench players in the league, and his solid play continued last night against the Trail Blazers. He put up 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 11 rebounds and a block in the 95-85 victory, which was his 11th double-digit scoring outing in the last 12 games.
At 20-52, this season is a lost cause, but the Magic have some reasons to be optimistic. They’ll continue their four-game home-stand against Charlotte on Friday.
Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Yesterday’s most competitive game was the one between the Mavericks and the Thunder. The game went to overtime, and Nowitzki carried his team to an eventual 128-119 victory. He put up 32 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. That’s a big turnaround following his ugly 2-of-12 performance a couple days ago.
The 43-29 Mavericks have won two of their last three, and their schedule looks fairly favorable heading down the stretch. They’ll be at home against the tough Clippers tomorrow, though.
Xavier Henry, SF, Los Angeles Lakers: The Knicks need wins in a desperate way, but the Lakers had other ideas in the late game last night. Henry led the way, torn wrist ligament and all, in the 127-96 blowout (featuring a 51-point third quarter by the Lakers--a franchise record all the way around) on 22 points, three rebounds, two steals and a block.
The Lakers need a stretch push to avoid flirting with the franchise record for losses; They’re 24-46 so far but have won their last two. Up next is a two-game road trip starting in Milwaukee tomorrow.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out there on the court tonight, so it won’t be a problem finding a good game or two. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Bobcats (YES, SportSouth)
Phoenix Suns at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSAZ)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics (Sportsnet One, CSNHD)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons (FSOhio, FS Detroit)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves: (SportSouth, Fox Sports North Plu)
Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, PRIME TICKET)
Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (ESPN, NBATV Canada, FSI, Sun Sports)
8:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, Altitude)
10:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings (MSG, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz (ESPN, NBATV Canada, ROOT Sports)
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