NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/6/14
NBA Player Updates 12/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 6, 2014
We’ve got a half-dozen NBA games to look forward to tonight, which continues a pretty steady run of heated competition around the league. Before we get set for game time, let’s take our daily look at some of the key headlines and players to see what everyone’s talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Knicks-Hornets: Coming into last night’s game against the Knicks, the Hornets were the not-so-proud owners of a 10-game losing streak. New York seems to be the cure for ailing teams this season, however, and Charlotte was able to get a win 103-102 on Kemba Walker’s last second layup.
Walker was just 4-of-15 shooting, but was able to help pull a win out of a blown 20-point lead by blowing past Pablo Prigioni and Amare Stoudemire on the last play of the game.
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Thunder-Sixers: With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back in the lineup, the Thunder got things rolling against the Sixers last night.
Westbrook dropped 27 points in the 103-91 win, getting OKC to 6-13 on the season so far. It was just Durant’s second game back in the lineup since missing his team’s first 17 contests. He put up 10 points in this win.
The Thunder were out front 70-50 midway through the third quarter and never looked back.
Lakers-Celtics: The Celtics took a 113-96 win over the Lakers in Boston yesterday, led by a career-high 24 points and a season-high 14 rebounds. from Tyler Zeller. Rajon Rondo was a big factor here too with 12 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds.
On the other side, Kobe Bryant had a rough night shooting (9-of-21), but still posted 22 points. L.A. got within nine points with a little less than eight minutes remaining in the game, but that’s as close as they could get it as the Celtics pulled away for good.
Bucks-Heat: Kendall Marshall posted a career-high (tie) 20 points on a very efficient 7-of-8 shooting night during the Bucks’ 109-85 win over the Heat in Milwaukee last night. It was the Bucks’ second time beating Miami this year, and the team broke a three-game skid with the victory.
The Bucks reserves were huge in this one, out-pacing Miami’s reserves 60-18 in points. Khris Middleton had 14; Jerryd Bayless had 12 and Jared Dudley had eight.
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.
Saturday, December 6, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons (TCN-PHI, FS DETROIT PLUS)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls (NBATV, WGN-TV, CSN BAY AREA)
Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FSAZ+)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FS NORTH)
10:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, FS FLORIDA)
10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers (FSNOLA, PRIME TICKET)
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