NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/19/15
NBA Player Updates 1/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 19, 2015
We’ve got a huge day ahead in the NBA, as there are a whopping 12 games on the upcoming schedule. Before we get settled in for the action this afternoon and evening, let’s check out some of the headlines and see what everyone’s talking about this morning.
Pelicans-Raptors: The Pelicans got their first win in seven games against the Raptors last night, thanks to a Tyreke Evans layup with time winding down in the fourth. The final score was 95-93.
Evans put up 26 points and Alexis Ajinca posted 22 of his own. It was a big win, especially without both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, who were out with injuries.
On the other side, DeMar DeRozan led the way in the losing effort with 22 points. Amir Johnson posted a double-double.
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Thunder-Magic: The Thunder didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Magic last night, and they got a big road win out of it.
Kevin Durant posted 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the 127-99 blowout. Russell Westbrook managed 17 points and six helpers of his own.
The Thunder were ahead wire-to-wire in this one, and they break a four-game road losing streak with the victory. They were up by as much as 38 at one point. Orlando allowed 79 points in the first half alone, which is a new franchise record.
Spurs-Jazz: San Antonio overcame an injury scare from NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to post an 89-69 win over the Jazz last night. Leonard was instrumental in the victory, with 12 points and nine rebounds to his credit.
Tiago Splitter led the way with 14 of his own, while Tim Duncan added 11 points in his 23 minutes of action.
Rudy Gobert put up 13 points and 18 rebounds (a season-high) for the Jazz in the losing effort.
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 19, 2015:
2:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH)
Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards (CSN)
2:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (ESPN)
3:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers (SSN, CSNHD, PRIME TICKET)
4:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors (ALTITUDE, CSN BAY AREA)
5:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies (NBATV, FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
5:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets (FSI, ROOT)
New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks (MSG, FSNOLA)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
8:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks (SPORTSNET ONE, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers (CSN-CA, CSNNWHD)
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns (TNT)
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