NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/15
NBA Player Updates 1/15: News From Around the League, Daily Schedule and More
January 15, 2015
The NBA is doing things a little differently today, with three nationally-televised contests on the slate. That includes one from London this afternoon between the Knicks and Bucks. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players who are in the news this morning.
Spurs-Hornets: The Spurs haven’t looked much like the defending champions lately, but they had a good showing last night against the Hornets. San Antonio took it 98-93, thanks to Manu Ginobili’s 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting. The win ended Charlotte’s five-game win streak.
Danny Green added 18 points and Tim Duncan put up 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Spurs have now won eight straight against the Hornets.
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Magic-Rockets: The Magic are just coming out of a six-game losing streak, and they kept their good vibes going last night against the Rockets. Victor Oladipo posted 32 points while Nikola Vucevic put up 25 points and 12 rebounds in the 120-113 win, which was Orlando’s second straight victory. It was also the second 30-plus points game for Oladipo.
The loss breaks a four-game win streak for Houston, and gives Orlando an 11-1 record when they score at least 100 points.
Nuggets-Mavericks: The Nuggets got off relatively easy last night, with Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki sitting out.
Ty Lawson put up 29 points and 12 assists in the 114-107 Denver win, with Kenneth Faried posting 22 points and 14 rebounds. It was the Nuggets’ fifth straight win.
In addition to Nowitzki, both Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo were resting for this one. The replacement starters weren’t able to do a whole lot in the stars’ absences.
Warriors-Heat: Speaking of star players sitting out, Dwyane Wade did just that against the surging Warriors last night. The result was a 104-89 Golden State win, with Stephen Curry posting seven 3-pointers and finishing with 32 points. Klay Thompson added 19.
Golden State is now on an eight-game win streak and is 31-5 overall. During this streak, they’ve won by an average of 19.8 points per game.
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.
Thursday, January 15, 2015:
3:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks (NBATV, MSG)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets (TNT, TSN2, ROOT)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, TSN2, FSOHIO)
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