NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/17/15
NBA Player Updates 1/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 17, 2015
Whew. We’re wiped out after last night’s huge 13-game schedule in the NBA, and we’ve got another eight to look forward to tonight. Before we start awaiting tip-offs, let’s check into some of the headlines by taking a look at the notable players and stats out there right now.
Pistons-Pacers: The Pistons aren’t a punching bag anymore. As a matter of fact, they’re one of the biggest success stories in the conference right now. Detroit has wins in 10 of their last 12 games following a 98-96 victory in Indianapolis last night won on an Andre Drummond tip-in with 0.3 seconds left.
Brandon Jennings posted a season-high 37 points on this one, including a whopping eight 3-pointers. Drummond, meanwhile, put up 16 points and 16 rebounds of his own.
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Sixers-Pelicans: Anytime the Sixers win a game, it’s news. So, with that in mind we’re going to check out their victory over the Pelicans last night. Nerlens Noel posted 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in the 96-81 victory, while Michael Carter-Williams put up 22 points of his own.
The Sixers led the entire game en route to their third home win of the year.
That said, the Pelicans were without both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, so they weren’t at full strength.
Nets-Wizards: The Nets came into this one on a seven-game losing streak, but they were able to break that with a 102-80 victory over the Wizards. Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack each scored 26 points, with 25 of Lopez’s points coming in just 18 minutes during the second half.
On the other side, John Wall had 13 points and Kris Humphries posted 12.
For now, this will stave off the Nets’ trade rumors, but a deal (or multiple deals) is likely imminent.
Bulls-Celtics: Derrick Rose was cruising last night against the Celtics, and he looked very much like his old, dominant self. He posted 29 points--with 20 of those coming in the second half--in the 119-103 victory, nailing five 3-pointers in the process.
Chicago had lost four of their last five going in and was without Joakim Noah, who has a sprained ankle.
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.
Saturday, January 17, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets (FSI, SPORTSOUTH)
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons (TCN-PHI, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, SPORTSOUTH)
Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets (NBATV, ROOT, CSN BAY AREA)
Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSN+)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings (SPORTSNET 360, CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
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