NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/8/14
NBA Player Updates 12/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 8, 2014
We’ve got another pretty steady dose of NBA action headed our way tonight, which will continue the run of solid action we’ve had over the past few days. Before we get into tonight’s games, let’s check out some of the notable players out there and see what everyone’s up to.
Celtics-Wizards: Yesterday afternoon, the Celtics were able to hold off a rally by the Wizards to eke out a closer-than-it-should-have-been 101-93 victory. Boston was up 25 points in the middle of the third quarter, but Washington surged the gap closed behind Rasual Butler, who scored 14 of his 22 in the final frame.
Rajon Rondo was diesel for the Celtics, locking in a triple-double on 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Jeff Green (25 points) and Marcus Thornton (21 points) led the way.
Boston has now won three straight after dropping their previous five.
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Grizzlies-Heat: The Grizzlies showed some nice variation in their game last night against the Heat, posting a 103-87 victory in Memphis. Jon Leuer managed a season-high 20 points and a career-best (tie) 12 rebounds for a stellar and unexpected double-double. He went 7-of-12 from the floor, and 2-of-3 from 3-point range.
The victory breaks a two-game slide for the Grizzlies.
Zach Randolph pitched in for 17 points, while Tony Allen went 6-of-8 shooting for 14 of his own.
Knicks-Blazers: The Knicks’ miserable season continued last night against the Blazers at home. LaMarcus Aldridge had a great night at the Garden here, going for 24 points--with six of those in the final 2:46 of the game. The end result was a 103-99 Blazers win that was their fourth straight victory. It dropped the Knicks to 4-18.
On the other side, Carmelo Anthony managed 23 points while the Knicks lost their eighth straight game and 12th of their last 13. J.R. Smith added 20 bench points but New York still sunk to their worst start in franchise history.
Pelicans-Lakers: New Orleans got another big effort from Anthony Davis last night and was able to beat the Lakers 104-87 in Los Angeles. Davis got 23 points, with eight coming in the last six minutes of the game. Jrue Holiday added 22 points of his own and peppered in eight assists. Ryan Anderson gave a nice lift off the bench, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The win ended New Orleans’ four-game losing streak on road games.
On the other side, Kobe Bryant managed 14 points in 31 minutes for the 5-16 lakers.
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 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (FSI)
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSNHD)
7:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSOHIO)
Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors (NBATV, TSN2, ALTITUDE)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves: (FS NORTH, CSN BAY AREA)
10:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (ROOT, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers (FSAZ, PRIME TICKET)
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