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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/4/15

NBA Player Updates 1/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 4, 2015

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We’ve got a handful of NBA games headed our way today, starting this afternoon and extending into the evening hours. Before we get set for all that on-court action, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there making headlines.

Bulls-Celtics: This one ended up being a pretty good game. The Bulls hosted the Celtics yesterday, and it took overtime to find a winner. That winner was the home team, who emerged victorious 109-104.
Pau Gasol once again made the Bulls happy they signed him this off-season, providing 29 points and 16 rebounds with five blocks to go along with them. Aaron Brooks would pump in 19 more points while the Bulls improved to 24-10.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/4/15

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Rockets-Heat: This one had the makings of a good game, but it ended up being a blowout. Houston destroyed the Heat at home 115-79, with James Harden posting 28 points while Dwight Howard would add 23 more. It was a nice bounce-back for the Rockets, who had lost big at New Orleans on Friday.
Over on the other side, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh put up 15 points each for the skidding Heat, who have lost four straight.

Nuggets-Grizzlies: It seems like the Grizzlies simply want to get off the road and back home. Denver beat Memphis thoroughly last night by a score of 114-85. Ty Lawson put up 25 points while rookie Jusuf Nurkic got his first five-block game. The win breaks a three-game skid for denver.
This is really nothing new for the Nuggets. They own a 32-5 all-time record at home against the Grizzlies.

Hawks-Blazers: The Hawks are playing pretty well these days, as evidenced by a 115-107 victory in Portland last night. Paul Millsap put up 27 points and Jeff Teague would add 22 of his own. The Hawks now has an 11-5 record on the road this year, with a six-game win streak away from Atlanta.
The lead was as much as 20 in this one, but the Blazers rallied behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s 30 points and 12 rebounds to get close.

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, January 4, 2015:

1:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers (SNN, FSSW, FSOHIO)

6:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons (CSN-CA, FS DETROIT)
Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat (YES, SUN SPORTS)

7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks (MSG, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)

8:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns (SNN, FSAZ)

9:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers (FSI, TWC SN/TWC D)

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