NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/30/14
NBA Player Updates 10/30: Bulls, Blazers, Suns, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
October 30, 2014
We’re still reeling from last night’s packed NBA schedule, and we’ve got more on the way. We’ll be seeing five matchups this evening as the 2014-15 season continues, but in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there right now.
Knicks-Bulls: Chicago didn’t have too much trouble with New York in both teams’ season opener last night. The Bulls led for the entire game, save for a few minutes in the first quarter, en route to a 104-80 blowout at the Garden.
It made sense, as the Bulls were running an established system with veteran players, and the Knicks are still getting used to their triangle offense and figuring out if the guys on their roster will be able to run it. There will be plenty of growing pains along the way.
The Bulls’ new big man Pau Gasol posted 21 points and 11 rebounds, while the returning Derrick Rose managed 13 points. Carmelo Anthony had just 14 points for New York.
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Wizards-Heat: In another meeting of notable Eastern Conference teams, the Heat were able to prevail over the Wizards 107-95 on the strength of a nice performance from Chris Bosh. He posted 26 points and 15 rebounds in the victory, while Norris Cole added a career-high 23.
Dwayne Wade managed 21 points and had Heat fans holding their collective breath after he left the game with a calf injury. He was able to return, however.
Miami looked pretty good inside as well, posting a 44-36 rebounding advantage over the Wizards.
Trail Blazers-Thunder: Let’s head out west to check out a couple of games now, starting with the Blazers and Thunder. Portland came up with the win here 106-89 against an injured Oklahoma City team that dressed only nine players.
LaMarcus Aldridge posted 27 points, with his first basket of the season being a nice 3-pointer. We’re sure to see plenty more of them down the stretch, as he’s been working on his long-range shots.
The Blazers trailed much of the game, but Brian Westbrook--who had 38 points--and company couldn’t close it out. OKC was outscored 31-12 in the fourth quarter.
Suns-Lakers: There’s not much to dissect in the Lakers-Suns game. Phoenix seemed like they couldn’t miss a shot, and L.A. continued to experience growing pains in a 119-99 Suns win.
Isaiah Thomas posted 23 points and Marcus Morris dropped five 3-pointers in the victory. On the other side, Kobe Bryant was about the only notable bright spot for the Lakers with his 31 points. He’ll be carrying a very heavy load this season, even at his advanced age.
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.
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic (CSN, FS FLORIDA)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS NORTH, FS DETROIT)
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
8:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, ROOT SPORTS)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)
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