NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/4/14
NBA Player Updates 12/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 4, 2014
After a two-day stretch in which we enjoyed 10 NBA games each night, it’s time to pump the brakes a bit with just three matchups this evening. That said, two of them are nationally televised so basketball fans won’t have to look far to get their fixes. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable happenings out there right now.
Bulls-Hornets: The Bulls were coming off a double-overtime loss to the Mavericks this week, so it was crucial that they get back on track against the Hornets last night. They did just that, taking a 102-95 win on the strength of Pau Gasol’s 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Joakim Noah and Nikola Mirotic both had double-doubles in the game as well, which marked Charlotte’s 10th straight defeat.
Both Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose added 15 points apiece and the team was 12-of-28 from behind the three-point line.
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Wizards-Lakers: At the beginning of last night’s Lakers-Wizards game, it appeared Kobe Bryant would be flirting with a season-high in scoring. It wasn’t to be however, as Bryant slowed down significantly after his 15-point first quarter. He ended with 29 in the 111-95 Wizards win.
Bradley Beal posted 27 points, while Paul Pierce added 14 more. Pierce would leave with a jammed toe in the third quarter and said later that it had been bothering him for the last few days.
Nets-Spurs: Not too many people saw this one coming. The Spurs went into Brooklyn last night on an 8-game win streak, but after an intense game and overtime session the Nets emerged with a 95-93 victory.
Mirza Teletovic posted a season-high 26 points along with 15 rebounds--a career high as he took Kevin Garnett’s place in the starting lineup.
Brooklyn had been out to a 14-point lead, but blew it in the last five minutes of the fourth. The team was able to tighten up in the extra period to get the win.
Hawks-Heat: Here’s an interesting matchup of potential playoff teams. The Hawks got the better of the Heat last night, posting a 112-102 win in Miami. Jeff Teague posted 27 points while Kyle Korver added 18. Atlanta is now 2-0 over the Heat this year so far.
Atlanta went on a 18-5 run at the end of the third and really weren’t in much danger of dropping this one. They’ve won four straight games and six of their last seven.
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, December 4, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks (TNT, FSOHIO)
10:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers (FSI, CSNNWHD)
10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors (TNT)
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