NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/6/14
NBA Player Updates 11/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 6, 2014
After a very active evening last night, the NBA will be hitting the brakes a bit tonight, with just two games on the schedule. Both are nationally televised, however, which should keep us basketball fans entertained. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there.
Knicks-Pistons: Detroit finally has a win, getting it at the hands of the Knicks last night. Thanks to some potent three-point shooting, the Pistons came away with a 98-95 win that should have been a lot more lopsided than that.
New York crawled back into the game with a big fourth quarter, but the Pistons held them off for their first win of the year. The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony came up with just 13 points on 5-of-21 shooting on an uncharacteristically off-night. Greg Monroe led the way for the Pistons with 23 points and 18 rebounds.
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Hornets-Heat: The Hornets had long been a punching bag for the Heat, but no longer. Charlotte emerged with a 96-89 victory for their first win after dropping their last 16 games to Miami. That total encompasses the entire LeBron James era.
Al Jefferson notched a season-high 28 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, dominating the low post with Chris Andersen out on a rib injury. That makes double-digit scoring in 30 straight regular-season games for Jefferson.
Nets-Timberwolves: Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez had a rough night against Nikola Pekovic, as evidenced by a three-point play late in this game. That surge helped Minnesota to a 98-91 victory against the Nets.
Kevin Martin led the way for the T-Wolves on 26 points while Andrew Wiggins posted 17 of his own in a promising performance. Deron Williams tallied 19 for the Nets.
Brooklyn certainly had their chances in this one. Minnesota had a six-point lead to start the fourth, but the Nets went on a 10-0 run to take the advantage, but faded down the stretch.
Bulls-Bucks: Bulls guard Derrick Rose returned from his recent injury troubles to help Chicago get a 95-86 victory over the Bucks last night. He’d missed two games due to sprains in both ankles but scored 13 points with seven assists here.
Taj Gibson manages 23 points, while new Bull Pau Gasol added 22 of his own. On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 13 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort.
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, November 6, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)
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