NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/15
NBA Player Updates 1/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 6, 2015
We’re coming off a busy 11-game evening in the NBA, and today things will be slowing down. There are just two matchups on the schedule, but not to worry; the league will pick back up again soon. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the key players and headlines out there.
Sixers-Cavaliers: Coming into this one, the woeful Sixers had a 14-game losing streak at home. That all changed with the absences of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters (who was traded) and LeBron James, however, as Philly overcame a 17-point deficit to get a victory 95-92 last night. They are now 1-14 at home this year.
Kevin Love posted 28 points and 19 rebounds here, but it wasn’t enough. They’re now 19-16 on the year.
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Bulls-Rockets: Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler ran the show for the Bulls once again last night, and the result was another Chicago win. Gasol put up 27 points and 14 rebounds and Butler managed 22 points in the 114-105 win, which was Chicago’s 13th victory in the last 15 games. Derrick Rose would add 19 points in the comeback win.
Over the final 3:19 of the game, the Bulls outscored Houston 19-5.
Knicks-Grizzlies: The Knicks lost again. That’s not big news at this point, but they’re doing it at a franchise-worst clip. This was their 12th loss in a row, which ties a franchise mark for futility. They’ve lost 22 of the last 23 games and are 5-32.
This latest loss came against Memphis by a score of 105-83, with Mike Conley posting 22 points to lead the way. Quincy Acy led the Knicks with 19 points while Jose Calderon managed 13.
Blazers-Lakers: This was a pretty competitive game. Damian Lillard put up 39 points, including the go-ahead score late, while Portland overcame a 10-point deficit to get a win at home against the Lakers 98-84. Lillard hit four 3-pointers and put up 16 points in the fourth alone.
The Blazers are now 27-8, thanks mostly to Lillard, who has put up at least 39 points in three of the last nine outings. The Lakers fall to 11-24 and were without Kobe Bryant here.
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, January 6, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks (NBATV, FSAZ, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
8:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FS DETROIT)
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