NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/21/14
NBA Player Updates 12/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 21, 2014
We’re coming off a pretty busy seven-game set in the NBA yesterday, and we’ve got nine more matchups to look forward to in the coming hours. Before those tip-offs hit the air. Let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league in our daily wrap-up.
Knicks-Suns: The Knicks haven’t won at Madison Square Garden in almost a month, and they kept that streak going yesterday against the Suns.
New York dropped another one 99-90, with Eric Bledsoe accounting for 25 points and 10 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas posted 22 points of his own, including a game-clinching three late.
The Knicks were without Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith for this one.
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Trail Blazers-Pelicans: The Blazers didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Pelicans last night in New Orleans. They were ahead by 32 points heading into the fourth quarter, bagging an easy 114-88 victory.
It was the Blazers’ 10th win in the last 12 games, with LaMarcus Aldridge leading the way on 27 points and 12 rebounds. Damian Lillard posted 17 points and seven assists of his own for the 22-6 Blazers.
Hawks-Rockets: Speaking of teams on winning streaks, the Hawks certainly qualify for that designation. They won their 12th in the last 13 last night against the Rockets by a final score of 104-97. They now have 19 wins on the year.
Kyle Korver posted seven of his 22 points late in the game to help seal the victory. Along the way, Korver set the record for consecutive free throws made (49).
Spurs-Mavericks: Rajon Rondo’s debut with the Mavericks last night was overshadowed by fellow guard Monta Ellis, who put up 38 points in the 99-93 victory over the Spurs. He was 15-of-23 from the floor.
That makes four straight losses for the Spurs, with a pair of triple-overtime games mixed in there.
As for Rondo, he posted six points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
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.
Sunday, December 21, 2014:
3:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors (SNN, MSG)
4:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO SPORTSOUTH)
6:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, TWC SN/TWC D)
Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets (NBATV, YES, FS DETROIT PLUS)
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (CSNHD, SUN SPORTS)
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic (CSN, FS FLORIDA)
Phoenix Suns at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSAZ)
7:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves (FSI, FS NORTH)
New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder (SNN, FSNOLA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
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