NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/27/14
NBA Player Updates 3/27: Pacers and Grizzlies Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 27, 2014
After a furious 10-game set in the NBA last night, things will be quieting down a bit in the coming hours. We’ve got just four games to look forward to, but that doesn’t stop the important news from trickling in as always. Let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The game everyone was watching last night featured the two presumed titans of the East in an all-out battle. The Pacers came out on top in a great back-and-forth game, with George leading the way. He posted 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in the 84-83 comeback victory.
The win stops a two-game skid for the 52-20 Pacers, who will hit the road for the next two outings. They’ll be in DC tomorrow and in Cleveland Sunday.
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Tim Duncan, PF, San Antonio Spurs: It looks like all these maintenance games are doing some good. We got vintage Duncan last night against Denver in a 108-103 victory for San Antonio. He put up 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in the win, which was his fourth double-double in the last 10 games.
That’s 15 straight for the 55-16 Spurs, who are steamrolling the competition right now. They’ll finish off the home-and-home tomorrow against the Nuggets, then host New Orleans on Saturday.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: After two embarrassing losses in a row, the Knicks needed to make a statement against the Kings last night. They did that in the first half, but made things interesting in the second during a 107-99 win. Anthony led the way with 36 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block, and he’s now passed the 30-point mark in four of the last seven games.
The Knicks continue their important west coast swing tomorrow in Phoenix. They’ll visit the Warriors Sunday and the Jazz Monday before heading back home.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Randolph has been a double-double machine over the last few games (and the entire season, really), and he did it again last night against the Jazz. He put up 22 points, 13 rebounds and three assists in the Grizzlies’ 91-87 win. That gives him four double-doubles in his last five outings.
The Grizzlies will visit Golden State tomorrow to try and improve on their 43-28 record. They’ve won three in a row and five of their last six.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be in action tonight, but we should be seeing at least a couple of good matchups in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Thursday, March 27, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Atlanta Hawks (CSNNWHD, SportSouth)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets (CSN, CSN Houston)
Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks (TWC SN/TWC D, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, PRIME TICKET)
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