NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/16/14
NBA Player Updates 12/16: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 16, 2014
The NBA will be continuing a pretty steady run of games this evening, as there are a half-dozen matchups to look forward to in the coming hours. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the noteworthy teams and players who are making headlines out there right now.
Cavaliers-Hornets: With LeBron James and Kevin Love working together at full capacity, fans got to see what the Cavs could be capable of last night. James put up 27 points with 13 assists in the 97-88 win over the Hornets, while Love posted 22 points and 18 rebounds of his own.
Cleveland was up 21-0 in this one but never really put the game away until the late stages of the third quarter.
Kyrie Irving added 16 points for the Cavs and Kemba Walker managed 25 for Charlotte.
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Pacers-Lakers: Rodney Stuckey was the man in this one, posting 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for his second double-double in the past couple of days. The result was a 110-91 Pacers win over the Lakers, which broke an eight-game losing streak for Indiana.
A half-dozen Pacers were in double-figures for this one, with CJ Miles managing 20 and Roy Hibbert posting 10.
On the Lakers’ side, Kobe Bryant was the high man with 21 points on 8-of-26 shooting. Nick Young would add 18.
Celtics-Sixers: Kelly Olynyk had a red-letter date in his career last night. He posted 30 points--a career-high--in Boston’s 105-87 win over Philly. He came into this one averaging just 10.3 PPG but came out firing, recording 18 in the first half alone. He would end 12-of-17 shooting all together.
Adding to the 8-14 Celtics’ line were Avery Bradley (15 points), Brandon Bass and Jeff Green (14 points each). The win broke a three-game slide for Boston.
Blazers-Spurs: Portland got the win last night against the defending champion Spurs, but it came at a cost. Robin Lopez, the team’s starting center, broke his hand in the second half and will be gone from the lineup for a while.
The Blazers did get a 108-95 victory, however, buoyed by LaMarcus Aldridge’s 23 points and 14 rebounds. It was his 13th double-double of the year.
Portland has now won seven of their last nine.
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 16, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards (TSN2, CSN, FOX SPORTS NORTH PLU)
7:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (YES, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN, CSN BAY AREA)
Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans (ROOT, FSNOLA)
Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks (MSG, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings (ESPN, CSN-CA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
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