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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/12/15

NBA Player Updates 1/12: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 12, 2015

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The NBA has a relatively quiet night in store for us this evening, with just four games on the schedule. That said, it’s been a busy past few days, so there’s plenty to talk about. Let’s check out some of the morning headlines around the league.

Clippers-Heat: Yesterday in L.A. the Heat stopped a three-game road slide by beating the Clippers 104-90. Hassan Whiteside posted a career night, notching highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds. Chris Bosh put up 34 points and Dwyane Wade managed 17 despite 5-of-15 shooting and also had 10 assists.
On the other side, Blake Griffin put up 26 points and Chris Paul managed 23 with nine assists to his credit.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/12/15

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Suns-Grizzlies: This one was a barn-burner, as it took two overtime periods to decide the winner between the Suns and Grizzlies. Marc Gasol scored the first seven points in the second overtime, while Zach Randolph put up 27 points and 17 rebounds in the 122-110 Grizzlies victory.
Gasol would finish with 12 points, and had a rough time in the first five periods, going just 2-of-10 from the field. Mike Conley also had a good night with 25 points and eight assists.

Cavaliers-Kings: The phrase “LeBron-less” has come to hold a bad meaning for the Cavs, and that was fully evident last night in Sacramento. The Kings thrashed the Cavs 103-84 behind DeMarcus Cousins’ 26 points and 13 rebounds. It was Cleveland’s seventh loss in the last eight games with no LeBron. He’s out due to a strained back and ailing knee.
The Cavs are now back to .500 at 19-19 and still searching for an identity. They’ve got some new faces on the roster and can’t get their chemistry quite right just yet.

Lakers-Blazers: Damian Lillard was on fire in the fourth quarter against the Lakers last night. He posted 17 of his 34 points in the final 8:16, and the result was a 106-94 Blazers win in Los Angeles.
The Blazers are, well, blazing right now. They’re the first team to 30 wins, recording a 30-8 record on the season and leading the Northwest.
Portland had five players in double figures last night.

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.

Monday, January 12, 2015:

7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics (NBATV, CSNHD)
Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets (YES, ROOT)
Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FS DETROIT)

8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls (FS FLORIDA, CSN-CHICAGO)

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