NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/16/15
NBA Player Updates 1/16: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
After a pretty thin schedule last night, the NBA is back with a vengeance this evening. We’ve got a whopping 13 games to look forward to, so there will be no shortage of basketball action out there. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations in the headlines today.
Bucks-Knicks: After a performance like this, we wouldn’t be surprised if the British don’t allow the Knicks back into their country for a long time. In the NBA’s annual London game, New York fell 95-79 to the Bucks, dropping their 16th straight (a franchise record) and 26th of 27. They’re now an NBA-worst 5-36.
O.J. Mayo posted 22 points in the blowout that featured the Knicks missing their first 10 field goal attempts. New York also gave up 14 offensive rebounds despite the returns of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.
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Rockets-Thunder: After a blistering first quarter, the Rockets were able to take care of the Thunder 112-101 last night in Houston. James Harden ended up with 31 points overall, with 15 of those coming in the first frame alone. He also had 10 assists and nine rebounds, coming up just short of a triple-double.
The Rockets led 40-18 after that decisive quarter and didn’t lose the lead after that.
On the other side, Kevin Durant put up 24 points and 10 rebounds. Oklahoma City has lost three of their last four.
Cavaliers-Lakers: It was the LeBron and Kobe show last night in Los Angeles, and this time James came out on top. He scored 36 points to help Cleveland break a six-game losing skid by a final score of 109-102 over the Lakers at Staples Center.
Bryant, meanwhile, had a notable outing of his own. He put up 19 points and a career-high 17 assists. This was his second straight outing after he sat three of four to rest.
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 16, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS DETROIT)
Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, SPORTSOUTH)
New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSNOLA)
Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards (CSN, YES)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, CSN-CHICAGO)
Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, CSN BAY AREA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
8:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, ALTITUDE)
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSNNWHD)
9:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FS NORTH)
Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz (ROOT, TWC SN/TWC D)
10:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, SUN SPORTS)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, TSN2, FSOHIO, PRIME TICKET)
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