NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/13/14
NBA Player Updates 12/13: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 13, 2014
The NBA is coming off a busy evening last night, and today will be pretty steady as well. We’ve got eight matchups to look forward to in the coming hours, so before we get settled in let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there to see what everyone’s talking about this morning.
Blazers-Bulls: Derrick Rose was looking like he was back to his former self last night against Portland, pouring in a season-high 31 points at the United Center.
The end result was a 115-106 Bulls victory, thanks to Rose scoring over 30 points for the first time since March of 2012.
Portland got a big effort from LaMarcus Aldridge, who posted 21 points in the first quarter alone. He had 10 field goals in that one, which tied a franchise record. He finished with 35.
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Knicks-Celtics: News flash: the Knicks won a game. Carmelo Anthony led New York on 22 points as the Knicks halted their epic 10-game losing streak in beating the Celtics 101-95 last night in Boston. Amare Stoudemire added 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. managed 16 of his own.
This was the Knicks’ first win in almost three weeks, halting the team’s longest skid since the 2005-06 season.
Thunder-Timberwolves: The Thunder are rolling like, well, thunder right now. They were able to record yet another victory last night against the Timberwolves 111-92 on the strength of Russell Westbrook’s 34 points. It was the team’s fifth straight win.
Kevin Durant backed up his teammate with 16 points of his own, overcoming 18-point efforts from both Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad on the other side.
OKC scored a season-high 70 points in the first half.
Cavaliers-Pelicans: This was a good matchup, featuring two up-and-coming teams in the NBA. Even without Anthony Davis in the game (he left during the first quarter due to chest pain), New Orleans overcame LeBron James’ return to the lineup and beat Cleveland 119-114.
Tyreke Evans led the way with 31 points and 10 assists, while Ryan Anderson poured in eight 3-pointers (a career-high) en route to 30 of his own.
On the other side, James posted 41 points in his return from a one-game absence (sore knee).
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 13, 2014:
2:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, CSN BAY AREA)
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets (YES, SPORTSOUTH)
Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSNNWHD)
Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic (SPORTSOUTH, FS FLORIDA)
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks (PRIME TICKET, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Memphis Grizzlies at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets (ROOT, ALTITUDE2)
10:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, FS DETROIT)
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