NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/8/14
NBA Player Updates 11/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 8, 2014
After a healthy dose of NBA action last night, we’ve got more basketball coming our way in the next several hours. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s check in on some of the notable players out there who are making headlines right now.
Knicks-Nets: The first Battle of New York didn’t amount to much, as the Nets easily took care of the sputtering Knicks, ending things in a 100-99 rout that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.
Deron Williams seems to be healthy again; he bounded around on his way to 29 points while Brook Lopez posted 20 points and nine rebounds of his own. The Knicks had won their three previous meetings on Brooklyn’s home floor, but once again struggled in their third straight loss.
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Hawks-Hornets: In the most competitive and exciting game of last night’s schedule, the Hornets took care of the Hawks 122-119 on the strength of Lance Stephenson’s three-point game-winner in double overtime. It was his first double-double with Charlotte: he had 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Al Jefferson (34 points) and Gary Neal (23 points) helped the Hornets climb to 3-3 and beat Atlanta at home for the first time since 2011.
Bulls-Sixers: The Bulls got a big night from an unexpected source against the Sixers, and rode that hot hand to a 118-115 win. Mike Dunleavy led the team in scoring with a season-high 27, scoring 12 of those in the third quarter alone. Jimmy Butler posted 23 points and Pau Gasol logged another double-double with 17 points and 12 boards.
The Bulls are 4-0 on the road this year, which is their best mark since going 6-0 in 1996-97.
One downside here: Derrick Rose sat out again with his sprained ankles. He’s day-to-day.
Celtics-Pacers: The Celtics got some good news and bad news yesterday. The good news is that they beat the Pacers 101-98 on a very important Jeff Green rebound as the clock wound down.
Unfortunately, rookie Marcus Smart was hurt after a hard foul early in the fourth. He was taken off the court on a gurney with what looked like an injury to his left ankle.
It was the fifth straight loss for the Pacers, who are 1-5.
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.
Saturday, November 8, 2014:
3:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers (CSNNWHD, PRIME TICKET)
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks (MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat (FS NORTH, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls (CSNHD, WGN-TV)
Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets (CSN HOUSTON, CSN BAY AREA)
8:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks (SPORTSOUTH, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, FSSW, FSNOLA)
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