NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/15/14
NBA Player Updates 12/15: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 15, 2014
We had a pretty stacked weekend of NBA basketball over the past couple of days, and we’ll be getting another eight games on the slate for tonight. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players out there across the league.
Warriors-Pelicans: This matchup had all the makings of a great game, and it certainly delivered. It took overtime to do it, but in the end the Warriors emerged victorious 128-122 for their 16th straight victory.
Stephen Curry led the way here, logging 34 points overall and eight of those in the overtime period (including a pair of clutch three-pointers). Klay Thompson added 29 in helping extend the franchise’s longest winning streak.
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Bulls-Heat: Here’s another one that had the makings of a tight battle, but the Bulls were on it most of the way. Chicago would finish with a 93-75 win in their lowest-scoring game since November 21. The team was ahead by as many as 26 points in the second half.
Mike Dunleavy put up 22 points while Jimmy Butler added 17. Derrick Rose managed 14 for the Bulls, who lead the Central Division.
The Heat really didn’t have much hope here, what with Chris Bosh missing out on the game.
Lakers-Timberwolves: Kobe Bryant has one more thing on his résumé he can point to that’s better than Michael Jordan. He posted 26 points last night against Minnesota to pull into third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, one slot ahead of Jordan.
As a bonus, the Lakers won the game 100-94. Entering play, Kobe needed just nine points to pass Jordan, and he’s now looking up at only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. He’s still got four or five thousand more points to go before he’s on that level, however.
Knicks-Rockets: It took overtime for them to do it, but the Raptors managed to dispatch the lowly Knicks last night 95-90. Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists in the game, as Toronto overcame a sloppy regulation to cruise through the extra period.
Carmelo Anthony led the charge for New York on 34 points and nine rebounds. The team was without Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith due to injury. The Knicks are now just 5-21.
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 15, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, SPORTSOUTH)
Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers (FSI, TWC SN/TWC D)
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSNHD)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH, CSN-CHICAGO)
Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FS FLORIDA)
9:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (FSSW, CSNNWHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers (FS DETROIT, PRIME TICKET)
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