NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/29/14
NBA Player Updates 3/29: Thunder and Timberwolves Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 29, 2014
After last night’s hectic NBA schedule, we’ll be seeing a rather subdued set today, with just six games on tap for the coming hours. Still, there are plenty of good matchups mixed in there, so before we get settled in and wait for those tip-offs, let’s take a look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.
John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: Wall has been pretty hot during most of his games lately, and he kept that streak going against Indiana last night. He put up 20 points, eight assists, two rebounds, two steals and a block in the Wizards’ 91-78 victory. That gives him at least 20 points in four of his last five games.
The Wizards will close out their week tonight against Atlanta. Up next after that is a trip to Charlotte on Monday, followed by a visit from Boston on Wednesday.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James was up to his usual LeBron-y ways yesterday, helping the Heat to get a big win over the Pistons. He locked in his first triple-double of the season in the 110-78 victory, with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. It was his ninth triple-double in his Heat tenure. He also had just one turnover.
After the Heat travel to Milwaukee tonight, they’ll head back home all next week. They’ll see Toronto Monday, Milwaukee Wednesday and Minnesota on Friday.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Not to be outdone, Love also put up a sensational performance in the T-Wolves’ drubbing of the Lakers. He managed 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the 143-107 blowout, which was the second triple-double of his career thus far. Both of those have come this season. That breaks a string of two straight sub-20-point outings for Love.
The Wolves will take today off before starting out a busy five-games-in-seven-days stretch. That’ll start in Brooklyn tomorrow and at home against the Clippers on Monday.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: It seems we can’t go too long without discussing Durant in this space, and today is no different. He had a pretty good line against Sacramento yesterday, logging 29 points and six assists in the 94-81 Thunder win. Durant also added one rebound, two steals and two blocks to round out his evening.
The Thunder are off today, then they’ll begin another three-game week. They host Utah tomorrow, then the Spurs on Thursday before heading to Houston on Friday.
NBA Daily Schedule: 12 teams will be in action today, so fans should be able to find at least a couple of competitive matchups. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Saturday, March 29, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FS Detroit Plus)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (NBATV, CSN Houston, PRIME TICKET)
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (CSN, SportSouth)
8:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, News10)
Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks (Sportsnet One, Sun Sports, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FSNOLA)
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