NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/1/14
NBA Player Updates 12/1: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 1, 2014
After a pretty busy weekend, the NBA is scaling things back a bit tonight, with just four games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on those matchups to get going, let’s take a look around the league at the major news items out there in our daily wrap-up.
Spurs-Celtics: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was back on the bench for last night’s game against the Celtics, and the defending champs posted a 111-89 victory, their seventh win in a row. Popovich had been out for a medical procedure, though the exact nature was undisclosed.
Danny Green led the way for San Antonio with 18 points, while Boris Diaw added 15 and Tim Duncan had 14.
On the other side, Jeff Green bagged 16 points while Evan Turner had 12. Boston is 1-7 in their last eight.
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Bulls-Nets: Jimmy Butler had another stellar night for the Bulls, and Chicago took it to the Nets 102-84 in New York. He posted 26 points, which is his 11th game thus far with at least 20. Pau Gasol had a nice outing as well, totaling 25 points and 13 rebounds. Derrick Rose added 14.
The Nets were led by Bojan Bogdanovic with 13 points, while Jarrett Jack had 12 of his own.
Chicago is 9-3 on the road this year so far.
Knicks-Heat: Another star player returned after an absence to face the Knicks last night, and that returning star player had a huge game once again. This time, that player was Dwyane Wade, who had missed seven games with a hamstring injury, but returned in New York to bag 27 points and an 86-79 Heat win. Chris Bosh posted 20 of his own.
The loss dimmed the return of Carmelo Anthony, who had 31 points after missing time with back issues. Amare Stoudemire had 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Lakers-Raptors: Kobe Bryant notched his 20th career triple-double last night, as the Lakers stunned the visiting Raptors 129-122 in overtime. He managed 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, atoning for his missed free throw in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
Bryant entered this game with a 26.4 PPG average, which was best in the league. In just the first half, he had eight assists.
For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry had 29 points, nine assists and six rebounds. He fouled out late in the game.
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.
Monday, December 1, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSSW)
Miami Heat at Washington Wizards (CSN, SUN SPORTS)
9:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz (ROOT, ALTITUDE2)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers (FS NORTH, PRIME TICKET)
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