NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/9/14
NBA Player Updates 12/9: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 9, 2014
After a busy seven-game set last night in the NBA, we’ve got eight more coming our way this evening. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there that everyone is talking about this morning.
Hawks-Pacers: The Atlanta defense held strong last night (unlike their NFL counterparts), and the team got a solid road win 108-82 against Indianapolis. The team is now 14-6 on the year and have won seven straight. That’s their longest win streak since ‘09-10.
Al Horford was the high man here, posting a season-high 25 points with eight rebounds. Jeff Teague managed 21 points and sharpshooter Kyle Korver posted 13.
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Wizards-Celtics: This was a tight one. It took two overtimes to decide a winner between Washington and Boston, but in the end the Wizards came through with a 133-132 win.
John Wall willed the team to a win on 26 points, much needed after the Wizards blew a 23-point lead they had in the third. He also had a career-high 17 assists.
Paul Pierce aided the cause on 28 points while Marcin Gortat doubled up with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Jeff Green had the high total for Boston with 28 points.
Cavs-Nets: With Prince William and Kate in the audience, the Cavaliers rolled over the Nets in Brooklyn last night, taking a win 110-88.
This game was actually tight most of the way, but the Cavaliers pulled away on 18 points from LeBron and 19 points with 14 rebounds from Kevin Love.
On the other side, Deron Williams managed 13 points and 11 assists but was a miserable 3-of-14 from the field. Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson were both out with injuries.
Clippers-Suns: Now let’s check out the night’s other overtime decision, a 121-120 Clippers win over the Suns. Blake Griffin posted a season-high 45 points in this one, including a last-second 3-pointer that clinched the game. J.J. Redick managed 17 points, while Chris Paul added 20 with 10 assists. DeAndre Jordan also doubled up with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
For the Suns, Eric Bledsoe got into a triple-double with 27 points, 16 assists (a career-high) and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.
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 9, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers (TSN1, 2, 5, FSOHIO)
7:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Detroit Pistons (CSNNWHD, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies (NBATV, FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans (MSG, FSNOLA)
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS OKLAHOMA HD, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, SUN SPORTS)
San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, CSN-CA, TWC SN/TWC D)
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