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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/23/15

NBA Player Updates 1/23: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 23, 2015

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The NBA will be back with a vengeance tonight, with 11 games on the evening schedule. While we’re waiting on those tip-offs, there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s check out some of the league news in our daily wrap-up. Here’s the latest.

Bulls-Spurs: The Bulls got their mojo back against the defending champions at United Center last night, and the result was a 104-81 victory for the home team.
Derrick Rose posted 22 points in the big win, which Chicago desperately needed after losing six of eight games coming in. It was San Antonio’s biggest loss of the year so far and broke a four-game win streak.
Pau Gasol would add 12 points and 17 rebounds, proving why he’s going to his first All-Star game as a starter this year.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/23/15

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Jazz-Bucks: The Bucks faded down the stretch in this one, allowing the Jazz to control the game in the late stages and pull out a win. Gordon Hayward scored 13 of his 24 points (a game-high) in the fourth quarter of the 101-99 win, and Milwaukee missed their last five field goal attempts.
Enes Kanter put up another big line here, posting 23 points and 16 rebounds.

Celtics-Trail Blazers: Evan Turner got to play the hero last night against Portland, nailing a last-second 3-pointer to edge the home team 90-89. Four of the Celtics’ starters finished in double-figures here, including Avery Bradley’s 18 and Jared Sullinger’s 17 points. He also had nine boards.
The victory breaks a three-game losing streak for Boston.
Damian Lillard led the way for the Trail Blazers, posting 21 points and seven helpers.

Clippers-Nets: There was carnage on the court in Los Angeles last night, as the Clippers destroyed the Nets 123-84. Blake Griffin put up 24 points (22 in the first half alone) en route to the Clips’ biggest win over Brooklyn ever.
Both Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick added 17 points while DeAndre Jordan doubled up on 14 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Paul put up 17 assists--a season-high for him.
L.A. has won nine of their last 12 and has a three-game win streak right now.

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 23, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (TSN2, CSN)

7:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, SPORTSOUTH)
Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat (FSI, SUN SPORTS)
Orlando Magic at New York Knicks (MSG, FS FLORIDA)

8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, FSSW, WPWR)
New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves (FSNOLA, FS NORTH)

8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, TWC SN/TWC D)

9:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets (CSNHD, ALTITUDE)
Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, ROOT)

10:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors (CSN-CA, CSN BAY AREA)

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