NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/27/14
NBA Player Updates 12/27: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 27, 2014
We’ve got another big day of NBA action on tap for today, as there are 10 matchups coming in the next several hours. Before we settle in, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the headlines this morning.
Nets-Celtics: Down in Boston yesterday, the visiting Nets were able to eke out a victory 109-107 over the home team. The Celtics had a chance to tie in the waning seconds of the game, but Jared Sullinger’s shot rimmed out.
Alan Anderson posted 15 points, while Mason Plumlee put up 14 points and 12 rebounds. This was the Nets’ third straight win, which is the first time this year they’ve done that.
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Cavaliers-Magic: Coming off a disappointing loss against the Heat, LeBron James and the Cavaliers posted a nice win over the Magic in Orlando, 98-89. James put up 29 points, eight assists and five boards in the victory, while Kevin Love put up 22 in three quarters of action. (He sat out the fourth due to defensive struggles on Nik Vucevic.)
Kyrie Irving was out of commission for this one, suffering from a bruised knee.
Bucks-Hawks: The Bucks were rolling last night, thanks to a perfect effort from Jared Dudley. He made all 10 shots he took in the 107-77 blowout (including four 3-pointers), notching a season-high 24 points.
Brandon Knight chipped in with 16 points here, and the Bucks were able to stop Atlanta’s five-game win streak.
The Bucks are now back to .500 with the win, at 15-15. They had previously lost seven straight to the Hawks.
Rockets-Grizzlies: The debut of Josh Smith as a member of the Rockets came last night, and the result was an overtime win for Houston against Memphis. Smith put up 21 points and eight rebounds, while James Harden put in another solid effort himself on 32 points and 10 assists.
Smith was instrumental down the stretch in this one, grabbing a few important rebounds and sinking a pair of clutch free throws late. If this experiment works out for the Rockets, they’ll be an even more formidable foe in the talent-stacked West.
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 27, 2014:
3:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers (SNN, PRIME TICKET)
7:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets (FS FORIDA, SPORTSOUTH)
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSNHD)
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat (NBA TV, SUN SPORTS, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, FSNOLA)
Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets (FSI, YES)
Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks (SPORTSOUTH, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Utah Jazz (ROOT, TCN-PHI)
10:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA, MSG)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors (FS NORTH, CSN BAY AREA)
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