NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/11/14
NBA Player Updates 12/11: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 11, 2014
After a long run of busy evenings in the NBA, we’ve got just two games on the schedule tonight, but both are nationally televised and look like pretty good matchups. Before we get settled in to check those out, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what everybody’s up to.
Clippers-Pacers: Los Angeles is on quite a nice run recently, and they were able to keep it going with a strong showing down the stretch against the Pacers last night.
The team blew a 15-point lead in the first half and almost blew a 20-point lead in the second, but kept things going for a 103-96 win in Indianapolis. It was L.A.’s ninth straight win.
Jamal Crawford managed 18 points, while Blake Griffin posted 17 with 10 rebounds and five assists. DeAndre Jordan had a monster night himself with 12 points and 19 rebounds.
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Bulls-Nets: The Bulls put together a stellar defensive effort in the second half last night against the Nets, and the end result was a 105-80 victory.
The Bulls held Brooklyn to just 29 points on 26.2 percent shooting in the third and fourth quarters. The Nets went 11-of-42 in that stretch.
All five of Chicago’s starters got into double figures, with Jimmy Butler (18 points) and Pau Gasol (16 points; 16 rebounds) leading the way.
On the other side, Deron Williams had 17 points in Brooklyn’s third straight loss.
Spurs-Knicks: The status quo wasn’t upset much at all in last night’s Spurs-Knicks game: San Antonio kept winning, and New York kept losing.
Marco Belinnelli posted 22 points (a season-high) in the 109-95 win, with the Spurs keeping the Knicks at bay in the first and pulling away in the second half. They were playing without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, but still went 10-for-19 on 3-pointers.
New York was playing without Carmelo Anthony, losing their 10th straight.
Nuggets-Heat: Miami looked pretty tired last night in Denver, and the final score (102-82) reflected that.
Wilson Chandler put up 17 points in the win, while Arron Afflalo added 16 of his own.
Chris Bosh led the defending Eastern Conference champs with 14 points, but Miami still lost its fourth in the last five road games. They’re in a period of playing eight of 10 games away from home right now.
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 11, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings (TNT)
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