NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/5/14
NBA Player Updates 11/5: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 5, 2014
The NBA season is just over a week old, and we’ve already seen some great things out there on the court. We’ve got a stacked 12-game schedule on the way tonight, so before we get settled in let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and stats out there across the league.
Wizards-Knicks: It seems the Washington Wizards have the Knicks’ number. New York fell once again to Washington last night 98-83, marking the fourth straight time the Wizards have been the victors against the Knicks. Things were close for the first half, but after the break the home team imploded, leaving Washington to steadily plow ahead.
Paul Pierce and Garrett Temple posted 17 points apiece, while Kevin Seraphin notched 15 bench points. The Wizards are now 3-1 while the Knicks fall to 2-2.
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Rockets-Heat: Houston has taken a bit of criticism for their unbeaten start this season, with dissenters saying the wins came against bad teams. The Rockets got a chance to prove themselves yesterday against the Heat, however, and the results were the same.
Houston pulled to 5-0 on the year with a 108-91 victory in Miami on the strength of James Harden’s 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Dwight Howard also had a huge game with 26 points and 10 boards of his own.
Chris Bosh led the way for 3-1 Miami with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Rockets 17-of-37 mark from downtown.
Thunder-Raptors: The injured Thunder took another loss last night, falling to 1-4 at the hands of the Raptors. Demar DeRozan notched 16 points while Patrick Patterson added 14 more in the 100-88 victory, marking OKC’s worst start since their 1-15 debacle in 2008-09.
The Thunder had just eight active players to begin the game, and lost two more in the second half. Perry Jones injured his knee, and Sebastian Telfair was ejected for a flagrant foul late in the game.
Magic-Bulls: The pregame announcement that Derrick Rose wouldn’t be playing against the Magic seemed like a bad omen for Chicago, especially since Joakim Noah was out with an illness as well.
The Bulls rode Pau Gasol (16 points; 13 rebounds) and Jimmy Butler (21 points) to a 98-90 win, despite being shorthanded, to prove how deep their roster really is.
Rose missed the game due to sprains in both ankles, and Noah was ill. Both guys seem to be game-to-game.
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, November 5, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, SUN SPORTS)
Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FS FLORIDA)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics (CSNHD)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FS NORTH)
New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons (MSG, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN-CHICAGO, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards (ESPN, FSI, CSN)
8:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Falcons at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
9:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, SPORTSOUTH)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz (FSOHIO, ROOT SPORTS)
10:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, ALTITUDE)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors (ESPN, CSN BAY AREA, PRIME TICKET)
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