NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/29/14
NBA Player Updates 10/29: News From Around the League, Tonight's Schedule and More
October 29, 2014
After a three-game appetizer last night, the main course in the NBA is on tap for this evening. We’ve got a stuffed schedule of 12 games coming our way as most of the league kicks off their 2014-15 seasons. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and storylines out there this morning.
Rockets-Lakers: It was a bad night all around for the Lakers. The team lost their opener 108-90 to the Rockets, and also lost rookie Julius Randle to a broken right leg in his NBA debut.
The injury occurred during the fourth quarter, when Randle landed awkwardly after a collision with two Houston players.
Leading the Rockets’ charge was James Harden, who logged 32 points, while Dwight Howard added a double-double on 13 points and 11 rebounds. Trevor Ariza and Terrence Jones managed 16 points each. Throughout the game, there really was no danger of Houston losing.
USA TODAY Sports
Spurs-Mavericks: The defending champions’ opening game was far more competitive, as they took on their in-state rival Dallas for their 2014-15 debut. San Antonio got big efforts from their big three of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan in an eventual 101-100 victory.
Duncan posted 14 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double of his career in a season opener, which is the most in league history. Ginobili added 20 points and Parker logged 23, including a clutch 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining in the game.
Chandler Parsons had a chance to win the game on a last-second three of his own, but missed the shot.
Pelicans-Magic: The Pelicans are expecting to take another big step forward this season, and they got things started off on the right foot in their opener. New Orleans took it to the Magic 101-84, led by the combination of big men Omer Asik and Anthony Davis, who combined for an astounding 40 points, 34 rebounds and 14 blocks. Davis alone managed 26 points, 17 boards and nine blocks, which tied a career high.
Tobias Harris (25 points) and Nikola Vucevic (15 points; 23 rebounds) led the way for Orlando, but the team never really got close after halftime.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games in the 2014-15 NBA season, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets (SportSouth, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics (YES, CSNHD)
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (CSN, Sun Sports)
Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors (SportSouth)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies (FS North, SportSouth)
Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, WGN-TV)
9:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FS DETROIT)
Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz (ROOT SPORTS, CSN HOUSTON)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, TWC SN/TWC D)
Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, CSN BAY AREA)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.