NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/19/14
NBA Player Updates 12/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 19, 2014
We’ve got a heavy schedule of NBA action happening tonight, with 10 games coming in the next several hours. While we’re waiting, it’s a good time to check out some of the notable players and stats in the headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Knicks-Bulls: This game was without Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, but as matchups between the Bulls and Knicks usually go, it was still compelling.
Jimmy Butler led the way for Chicago with a career-high 35 points to help earn a 103-97 win over New York at United Center last night. He also had five rebonds, seven assists, four steals and four 3-pointers.
The Knicks have now lost three straight and 13 of their last 14. They lead the league in losses by five points or less.
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Rockets-Pelicans: Another big night for Anthony Davis, another big win for the Pelicans. The big man poured in 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in New Orleans’ 99-90 win over Houston last night, helping his team overcome the absence of Tyreke Evans (who was out with a bruised knee).
Jrue Holiday helped out offensively with 16 points and 10 assists, while Ryan Anderson added 16 points of his own.
On the other side, James Harden posted 21 points and Dwight Howard doubled up on 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Bucks-Kings: With DeMarcus Cousins out there once again, a lot of NBA fans expected the Kings to roll here. The Bucks spoiled that party, however, and came away with a 108-107 victory.
The Bucks used the mid- and long-range game to secure this one, going 10-of-14 from 3-point rage in the first half. They stayed away from the paint if they could, losing that points battle 48-26.
Jared Dudley posted 19 points while Jerryd Bayless posted 17.
Warriors-Thunder: The Thunder lost last night’s game to the Warriors 114-109, but that’s not the big story here. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant was injured during the game, sustaining a mild ankle sprain.
Good thing for the Warriors that Durant was out in the second half: he had posted 10-of-13 shooting before his exit.
Golden State would go on to rally and win 114-109 as Stephen Curry scored 34 to lead the way.
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.
Friday, December 19, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic (ROOT, FS FLORIDA)
Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
7:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS NORTH)
Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers (YES, FSOHIO)
Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons (SPORTSNET ONE, FS DETROIT PLUS)
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (CSN, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies (WPWR, SPORTSOUTH)
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, FSSW, CSNNWHD)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, FS OKLAHOMA HD, TWC SN/TWC D)
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