NBA News: Player News and Updates for 9/13/14
NBA Player Updates 9/13: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 13, 2014
We’ve still got one more day to wait for the gold-medal game in the 2014 World Cup. Team USA will be back in action in the ultimate matchup tomorrow, and in the meantime we’ve got to fill our hours with other NBA talk. That said, let’s take a look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
World Cup Latest: We’ve got our gold-medal game set for tomorrow’s World Cup final, and it should be a great matchup. Team USA will be taking on Serbia in the championship, as they took care of France yesterday 90-85 in what was ultimately a nail-biting affair.
Early on, it looked like Serbia would run away with it, but late in the third, France started making a run. They outscored Serbia 39-29 in the final quarter, thanks to a game-high 35 points from Nicolas Batum. Boris Diaw added 18 more with 10 rebounds and five assists.
For Serbia, Milos Teodosic posted a team-high 24 points (18 in the first half).
Today at 12:00 ET will be the bronze-medal game, featuring France and Lithuania.
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Ferry Absence: Last night, word broke that Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team, effective immediately. While he’s gone, coach Mike Buldenholzer will be assuming the duties of overseeing the basketball operations department.
Ferry’s departure from the team comes after much controversy surrounding his scouting report on Luol Deng, back when Deng was a free agent.
USA World Cup Schedule: With the World Cup tipping off, it’s time to start checking out the first round of games. Here’s a quick look at the Americans’ schedule for the opening matchups.
August 30: USA-Finland 3:30 PM ET (W 114-55)
August 31: USA-Turkey 3:30 PM ET (W 98-77)
September 2: USA-New Zealand 11:30 AM ET (W 98-71)
September 3: USA-Dominican Republic 3:30 PM ET (W 106-71)
September 4: USA-Ukraine 11:30 AM ET (W 95-71)
September 6: USA-Mexico 10:00 AM ET (W 86-63)
September 9: USA-Slovenia 3:00 PM ET (W 119-76)
September 11: USA-Lithuania 3:00 PM ET (W 96-68)
September 14: USA-Serbia 3:00 PM ET
NBA Daily Schedule: Let’s start looking forward to the upcoming 2014-15 NBA regular season. Here’s a look at opening night on October 28.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
NBA 2014 Off-Season Schedule: It's been a long off-season, but we've had plenty of happenings (and rumors) around the league to keep us busy. Here’s a look at what we’ve got left.
October 4: Pre-season begins
October 28: First game of the 2014-15 season
April 18, 2015: Playoffs begin
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