NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/14
NBA Player Updates 11/18: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 18, 2014
After a pretty stuffed NBA schedule yesterday, the league will be dialing it back a bit tonight, with just four games on tap. That said, there’s plenty to look forward to, so let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines right now.
Nuggets-Cavaliers: The Nuggets got a much-needed win yesterday, coming against one of the Eastern Conference’s elite teams. They beat the Cavaliers 106-97, propelled by Ty Lawson’s 24 points and Arron Afflalo’s 23. The victory ended Cleveland’s four-game win streak.
On the other side, LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with 22 points, but had been suffering from a cold earlier in the day that caused him to miss the morning shoot-around.
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Suns-Celtics: This game was tight right up until the end, and the result was some very entertaining basketball he Suns’ Markieff Morris posted a career-high 30 points as Phoenix beat Boston 118-114, spurred on late by a key steal and fast break dunk by Eric Bledsoe in the waning seconds.
The win stopped a two-game skid for the Suns, who got solid contributions from Goran Dragic (22 points), Alex Len (19 points; seven rebounds) and Bledsoe (15 points; seven assists).
Heat-Nets: The Heat haven’t been playing well lately, so it was good for them to buckle down and get a win over the Nets yesterday. Mario Chalmers led the way for Miami with 22 points in the 95-83 win, while Chris Bosh posted 15 of his own along with nine rebounds. The win ended a three-game losing streak.
Dwayne Wade was out of this one for his third straight missed game, thanks to a strained hamstring.
On the other side, Bojan Bogdanovic led the way for the Nets with 22 points, but the team still ended up with its lowest points total of the year so far.
Spurs-Sixers: The Spurs’ Big Three were able to sit out a little extra last night and get some rest, while the rest of the team carried on for a victory over the hapless 76ers. Matt Bonner led the way in the 100-75 win, and San Antonio never trailed en route to Philly’s 10th straight loss.
Though they didn’t play too much, Tim Duncan posted 16 points and nine rebounds while Kawhi Leonard added five points and 11 boards. The defending champion Spurs are now 6-4 on the year.
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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH, TWC SN/TWC D)
8:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks (MSG, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz (ROOT-RM, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
10:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA, FSNOLA)
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