NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/8/15
NBA Player Updates 2/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 8, 2015
We’re in the midst of a very active run of games in the NBA right now, and that includes a big nine-matchup set in the coming hours. The action begins early this afternoon, so before we get settled let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the league.
Bulls-Pelicans: New Orleans fell to the Bulls by a huge margin of 107-72 last night, but that’s the least of their worries. Star and face of the franchise Anthony Davis was injured on a foul after a dunk, hurting his shoulder after the fall.
The good news is that Davis was reportedly in good spirits after the game, but had his arm in a sling. We’ll have to wait to see exactly how long he’ll be out.
Meanwhile, Pau Gasol carried the Bulls with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
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Knicks-Warriors: After allowing 64 points in the first half against the Warriors last night, the Knicks’ reserves hung around enough to make it partially interesting. The end result, however, was a 106-92 Golden State win at the Garden in coach Steve Kerr’s coaching debut against the Knicks.
Draymond Green led the way here with 20 poitns and 13 rebounds. Neither Stephen Curry nor Klay Thompson played particularly well, but they still combined for 38.
Mavericks-Blazers: After a clutch Dirk Nowitzki 3-point shot, the Mavericks were able to complete a rally against the Trail Blazers last night and force overtime. Dallas would emerge victorious from that extra period 111-101 thanks to Chandler Parsons’ 10 points in OT.
Nowitzki posted 25 points all together, and Parsons notched 20. The team rallied back from an 11-point deficit in the closing two minutes of the fourth, moving their record to 35-18 in the process.
Bucks-Celtics: Brandon Knight hit a big jumper late in the fourth quarter against the Celtics last night (his only bucket of the period) to help Milwaukee to a 96-93 victory. He’d finish with 26 points, a game-high total.
The Bucks almost blew it down the stretch, missing eight shots in a row before they got things going again.
Jared Sullinger put up 17 points on the other side. Boston is now 3-25 when trailing going into the fourth.
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.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
1:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (ABC, TSN2)
3:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers (ABC, TSN2)
6:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies (SPORTSOUTH)
Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Hornets (FSI, SPORTSOUTH)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT)
Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic (WGN-TV, FS FLORIDA)
7:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (ROOT, CSNNWHD)
San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors (NBATV, TSN1, 4, 5, FSSW)
9:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings (FSAZ, CSN-CA)
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