NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/19/14
NBA Player Updates 11/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 19, 2014
After a pretty light schedule last night, the NBA will be picking back up again this evening, with 11 matchups on the slate. While we’re biding our time until tip-offs, let’s check out some of the notable names out there and see who’s making news this morning.
Knicks-Bucks: It’s been a while since the Bucks were over .500--over a year, in fact. The team is now 6-5 on the season, its best record since being 34-33 on March 20 of 2013.
The latest win came against the hapless Knicks, who nearly came back from 26 points down but fell 117-113 after a late surge. Ersan Ilyasova posted 20 points, while Zaza Pachulia put up 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Knicks were within 115-113 late, but Jerryd Bayless nailed a couple of key free throws to ice the game.
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Lakers-Hawks: It’s not often we get to say this, but the Lakers got a win last night. The rare occasion came on a 114-109 result against the Hawks, and was just L.A.’s second victory of the year so far.
Kobe Bryant led the way as usual, posting 28 points.
Atlanta’s Paul Millsap led the way for his team with 29 points, and Atlanta nearly was able to force overtime with a long three as the clock was winding down. The shot missed, however, and the Lakers were able to celebrate.
Jazz-Thunder: The Jazz were down by as many as 17 points against the Thunder last night, but were able to overcome the deficit to manage a 98-81 victory. Alec Burks posted 20 points and 14 rebounds (a career-high) in the win, with Trey Burke posting 11 of his 17 in the final two quarters--also adding nine assists.
Utah shot 51 percent in the second half and was able to out-rebound the Thunder 55-44 on the way to the win.
On the other side, Jeremy Lamb posted 19 for OKC, who has lost three straight games.
Pelicans-Kings: Ryan Anderson was big for the Pelicans last night, putting up 22 points (15 in the second half) against the Kings in a 106-100 win. Anthony Davis logged 28 points and nine rebounds in another dominating performance on the road.
As for Sacramento, they got good statistical outings from DeMarcus Cousins (24 points; 17 rebounds) and Rudy Gay (15 points) but are now 3-2 at home.
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 19, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, FSSW, FSOHIO)
Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers (FSI, SPORTSOUTH)
Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, PRIME TICKET)
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSNHD)
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSSW)
7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons (FSAZ, FS DETROIT)
Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors (SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves (MSG, FS NORTH)
9:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets (ESPN, ROOT-SW, TWC SN/TWC D)
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