NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/7/15
NBA Player Updates 2/7: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 7, 2015
After a heavy 12-game set last night in the NBA, we’ve got another seven matchups to look forward to tonight. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on tip-off time, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations happening around the league. Here’s the latest.
Nets-Knicks: Even if both teams are bad (which these two are), the battle for New York is usually interesting. This one was no different, and the Nets took the season series with a 92-88 victory over the Knicks last night.
Brook Lopez put up 22 points to lead the way, and Jerret Jack had 20 of his own, including a big 3-pointer as time wore down. He also had eight assists.
The Knicks didn’t give up in this one; they came back from being down 17 in the first half. Carmelo Anthony put up 21 here.
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Cavaliers-Pacers: The Cavs’ winning streak is over, and all it took was a trip to Indianapolis and a big game from the Pacers. C.J. Miles posted 26 points in the 103-99 win, and George Hill had a nice four-point play that helped stop the Cavaliers’ 12-game streak in its tracks.
Cleveland was up by 13 points in the third, but couldn’t hold on and slip to 31-21 on the year. The Pacers are 19-32.
Lakers-Magic: The Magic came into this one in desperation mode, as they had dropped their previous 10 games. That all changed when the Lakers came into town, as the team emerged victorious 103-97 thanks to a career-high 34 points from Tobias Harris in the overtime affair.
Nik Vucevic managed a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds in what was the Magic’s first home win since January 14.
Hawks-Warriors: Now let’s move on to what was definitely the most talked-about game this week, the matchup between the Hawks and Warriors in Atlanta.
The Hawks took this one, a high-scoring 124-116 showdown. Seven of their players hit double-figures in scoring.
This was a close game almost the whole way. The game was tied at 52 at halftime and Atlanta held a slim four-point lead going into the fourth.
The Hawks now own the best record in the league at 42-9.
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, February 7, 2015
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, WGN-TV, FSNOLA)
Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards (CSN, YES)
7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN BAY AREA)
Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
8:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, CSNNWHD)
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks (CSNHD, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz (ROOT, CSN-CA)
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