NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/25/14
NBA Player Updates 11/25: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 25, 2014
After seven games in the NBA yesterday, we’ve got another pretty good-sized dose coming tonight, with five more on the schedule. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on tip-offs, let’s check out some of the notable players out there and see who’s making headlines right now.
Clippers-Hornets: With the Clippers out east and playing much earlier than usual, it was interesting to see how they’d respond to the trip. Things went very well in Charlotte, as L.A. took a 113-92 victory thanks to a solid pick-and-roll game.
Blake Griffin led the way on 22 points and 16 rebounds (a season-high), while Chris Paul posted 22 points as well and pumped in 15 assists (a season-high). The Clippers move to 8-5.
This was Charlotte’s sixth straight loss, and they were outscored by 39 points from behind the 3-point line.
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Knicks-Rockets: The Knicks began a very tough stretch in their schedule last night, starting things off by heading to Houston. Although New York had a six-point lead with less than nine minutes remaining, the Rockets were able to surge down the stretch to get a 91-86 win.
James Harden scored 36--12 of those coming in the last five minutes of play--to lead Houston to a 11-3 record, even without Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley, who were both out.
The Knicks had injury issues too: Carmelo Anthony left the game with back spasms in the first half.
Cavaliers-Magic: The Cavs got back on the same page last night against the Magic, putting up a solid effort in the 106-74 win. LeBron James led the way with 29 points (16 in the first quarter alone) which gave Cleveland a win for the first time in five games.
Backing James up were Anderson Varejao (14 points), Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving (12 points each).
On the other side, Victor Oladipo notched 22 points while Nikola Vucevic recorded a double-double on 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Blazers-Sixers: The Sixers still don’t have a win just yet, but it’s not from lack of trying. They got relatively close to Portland, losing 114-104, going to 0-14 on the year so far. That’s one game less than the franchise record for futility to start a season, which the Sixers will get a chance to avoid on Wednesday against the Nets.
On the other side, LaMarcus Aldridge helped the Blazers move to 11-3 with 33 points. Wesley Matthews had 17 and Damian Lillard added 16.
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 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Falcons at Washington Wizards (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat (NBATV, SUN SPORTS, CSN BAY AREA)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks (FS DETROIT, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans (CSN-CA, FSNOLA)
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, CSN-CHICAGO)
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