NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/3/14
NBA Player Updates 12/3: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 3, 2014
We’ve got another heated round of 10 NBA games on tap for tonight, so it’ll be a good evening for basketball fans. While we’re getting settled in, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players and teams everyone’s talking about this morning.
Cavaliers-Bucks: The Cavs have now won four straight games after snagging a 111-108 victory over Milwaukee last night. Mike Miller was the spark plug late that the team needed, pouring in a pair of threes, snagging seven boards and registering a block in just 18 minutes of play off the bench.
Kyrie Irving led the way with 28 point, while Kevin Love managed 27. LeBron James put up 26 points and 10 assists for his double-double.
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Lakers-Pistons: Kobe Bryant didn’t exactly look like himself last night in a 106-96 win over the Pistons, but he did enough to get the job done. He wasn’t able to score in the first half, but got his rhythm back by scoring 12 in quick succession in the second half. It was a departure from Bryant’s near-27-PPG output thus far, but a win is a win.
The Lakers had a half-dozen players hit double-figures in scoring, with Jordan Hill leading the way on 22.
On the other side, Josh Smith was the high man with 18.
Nets-Knicks: Not too many people outside the New York area were interested in the Knicks-Nets game last night, but it was still a pretty close game. Brooklyn fed the Knicks yet another loss, emerging victorious 98-93 on the strength of Brook Lopez’s 23 points and Joe Johnson’s 22. They’ve won both games against New York so far.
Carmelo Anthony managed 20 points, nine boards and six helpers for the Knicks, but went a tepid 7-of-22 shooting as the Knicks dropped to 4-15. They’ve lost five straight games.
Mavericks-Bulls: Last night’s most competitive game was the Mavericks-Bulls affair in Chicago. It took double-overtime to get there, but in the end Dallas was victorious 132-129. Monta Ellis took a whopping 35 shots to get just 38 points, but some of those points were at clutch times in the game.
Derrick Rose hit a couple clutch shots himself, including a three at the end of OT that kept the game going.
Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points but went just 8-of-22 from the field, while Pau Gasol was the man on his team with 29 points and 14 boards.
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, December 3, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, CSN-CHICAGO)
Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards (CSN, TWC SN/TWC D)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS DETROIT)
San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSSW)
Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat (SPORTSOUTH, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets (ROOT, SPORTSOUTH)
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks (FSSW, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves: (CSN, FOX SPORTS NORTH PLU)
9:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Utah Jazz (ROOT)
10:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers (FS FLORIDA, PRIME TICKET)
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