NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/2/14
NBA Player Updates 12/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 2, 2014
This evening marks the first of a pair of 10-game sets across the NBA, so there will be lots of activity on the court in the next couple of days. Before we settle in for a long evening of basketball, let’s check out some of the notable players and teams out there in the news this morning.
Spurs-Sixers: The Spurs were able to hand Philadelphia yet another loss last night, extending that team’s futility streak to 0-17 to start the season--the worst mark in franchise history.
With Tim Duncan and Tony Parker sitting out, Kawhi Leonard scored 26 in the 109-103 win, bringing the defending champs to 13-4. Aron Baynes added 15 points, while Cory Joseph and Manu Ginobili managed 14 apiece.
Philly can tie the 2009-10 Nets for the worst start in NBA history with a loss tomorrow in Minnesota.
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Heat-Wizards: There’s really just one statistic that jumps out from this game. The Heat went 2-for-22 on 3-point attempts, falling to the Wizards 107-86 last night.
That total included 0-for-12 on threes in the second half, as Washington produced a front-to-back victory that saw them up by 15 at halftime.
John Wall notched 18 points and 13 assists, with Rasual Butler posting 23. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 10 boards. The Wizards never trailed in this one.
Nuggets-Jazz: Ty Lawson got to play the hero in last night’s Jazz-Nuggets game, burying a clutch jumpshot with less than 30 seconds left and carrying his team to a 103-101 victory.
Arron Afflalo posted 14 points for the Nuggets, but was ejected in the fourth quarter after a hard foul and subsequent shoving match.
The Jazz nearly completed an improbable comeback; they were down 22 before rallying to tie the game late int eh fourth.
Clippers-Timberwolves: The Clippers scored a big victory over the Timberwolves last night, taking it 127-101. J.J. Redick was in fine form here, leading the way with 23 points--a total that included a pair of four-point plays.
Blake Griffin also scored 23; he and Redick sat out the fourth quarter with the large lead. DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 13 rebounds in the Clippers’ fifth straight win. They’ve now beaten the T-Wolves 10 straight times.
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, December 2, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
7:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks (CSNHD, SPORTSOUTH)
Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, TWC SN/TWC D)
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (MSG, YES)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls (FSSW, CSN-CHICAGO)
Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (KGWHD, ALTITUDE)
Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns (FSI, FSAZ)
10:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors (FS FLORIDA, CSN BAY AREA)
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