NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/15
NBA Player Updates 1/9: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 9, 2015
After just three games in the NBA last night, the league is kicking things back into high gear with a loaded schedule this evening. We’ve got 11 games to look forward to in the coming hours, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in the headlines this morning.
Hornets-Raptors: The Hornets got big contributions from a couple of key players as they took care of the Raptors 103-95 last night in Toronto. Kemba Walker posted 29 points, including a key long-range jumper with less than 20 seconds remaining. He also put up eight helpers and seven rebounds.
Gerald Henderson was also on point with 31 points, a season-high for him. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would add 10 points with 12 rebounds.
It was the Hornets’ fourth straight victory.
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Rockets-Knicks: The Knicks lost again; that’s not news at this point, obviously. The Rockets went into the Garden and posted a wire-to-wire 120-96 victory on the strength of James Harden’s 25 points and nine assists (he would sit out the fourth quarter).
New York has now lost 14 in a row, which is the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history. They are an NBA-worst 5-34 on the season.
As for Houston, they’re just 4-4 in their last eight.
Blazers-Heat: The Trail Blazers needed a big third quarter to get back into the game last night against the Heat, and that’s what they did. Portland took over the second half at home yesterday, posting a 99-83 victory over the visiting Eastern Conference champs.
LaMarcus Aldridge put up 24 points and 12 rebounds in the victory, with Wesley Matthews adding 18. Damian Lillard registered 16 of his own.
Portland won the third quarter 33-16, turning things around on a 13-3 rebounding edge.
Miami falls to 15-21 on the year, while the Blazers reach 28-8.
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, January 9, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSNHD)
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets (CSN, YES)
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons (SPORTSOUTH, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, SPORTSOUTH)
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (ROOT, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards (ESPN, TSN2, CSN, WPWR)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks (FS NORTH, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FSAZ)
10:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, ALTITUDE)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (ESPN, TSN2, FSOHIO, CSN BAY AREA)
Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers (FS FLORIDA, TWC SN/TWC D)
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