NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/20/14
NBA Player Updates 11/20: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 20, 2014
Last night’s NBA schedule was pretty heavy, and tonight the league is taking things easy with just two matchups on tap. We’ll be getting back to being busy with basketball tomorrow, but in the meantime there’s plenty to go over. Let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there right now.
Pacers-Hornets: This one came down to the last second--well, the last 0.7 second, anyway. That’s when Solomon Hill tipped in Rodney Stuckey’s shot, giving the Pacers an 88-86 victory over the Hornets last night. Roy Hibbert led the way for Indy with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Luis Scola added 15 points and seven boards. Donald Sloan nearly posted a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
This was a game of runs, especially in the first half. The Pacers jumped out to a 17-10 lead before Charlotte went on a 28-8 tear. It was 49-43 at halftime.
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Knicks-Timberwolves: It’s getting to where it’s not newsworthy anymore: another day, another Knicks loss. This one was at the hands of Minnesota. Even though the Timberwolves were severely depleted in their lineup, they still cruised to an easy victory 115-99 over the Knicks.
The team was missing Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and Thaddeus Young, so Kevin Martin took the reins for 37 points. The win broke Minnesota’s five-game losing streak.
On the other side, Carmelo Anthony put up 20 points and Amare Stoudemire added 19. New York coughed it up 23 times.
Mavericks-Wizards: This game had its fair share of drama. Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki twisted his ankle in the fourth quarter and had to head to the locker room to get it taped up. A short time after that, he nailed a clutch 3-pointer to help his team to a fifth consecutive win, this one over the Wizards 105-102.
Monta Ellis logged 34 points, with 24 coming in the first half. J.J. Barea and Brandan Wright also logged 14 points each.
Nuggets-Thunder: The woes continue for the Thunder, who dropped another game last night. This one was at the hands of the Nuggets, who took the game 107-100 on the strength of Wilson Chandler’s 21 points. Timofey Mozgov added a season-high 17, while Ty Lawson put up 15 points and 15 assists for his team.
Serge Ibaka played well, posting 22 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. The Thunder have now lost four straight.
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 20, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat (TNT, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings (TNT, WGN-TV)
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