NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/21/15
NBA Player Updates 2/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 21, 2015
The NBA was back with a vengeance last night with a busy 13-game schedule. We’ve got a comparatively tame five-game set happening tonight, but there are some great matchups mixed in there. Let’s check out some of the key players and stats in the meantime.
Magic-Pelicans: This was a pretty interesting game. The Magic Held the Pelicans to just 13 points in the final quarter--and 37 points in the second half--to help them bag a 95-84 victory in Orlando last night.
Victor Oladipo posted 22 points here, while Nik Vucevic managed a double-double on 18 points and 13 rebounds.
The Magic have now held five straight opponents to fewer than 100 points.
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Pacers-Sixers: The Pacers pulled off a road win last night thanks to an unlikely hero. Rodney Stuckey scored 30 points off the bench (then left with an injury after landing awkwardly on someone’s foot) on the way to a 106-95 Indy victory.
Luis Scola added 16 points, helping the Pacers to get their fifth win in the last six games.
Stuckey managed a 10-of-16 line from the field and an 8-of-8 mark from the line. He said he’d be okay after the game, but we’ll see how his ankle responds.
Bulls-Pistons: The Bulls and Pistons have had many a memorable game over the years, and this one was no different. The short-handed Detroit team gutted out a 100-91 victory in Auburn Hills, with Spencer Dinwiddie leading the way on 12 points and nine assists, both career-highs for him.
On the other side, Derrick Rose comparatively put up just eight points and two helpers in his 31 minutes.
Heat-Knicks: Speaking of memorable rivalries, the Heat and Knicks have one of those. This game won’t be remembered among the best, however, as this is a lost season for New York and Miami is still finding their way in the post-LeBron era.
The Heat had no Chris Bosh and no Goran Dragic, but still pummeled the Knicks 111-87 at the Garden. Dwyane Wade managed 12 points after sitting out with a hamstring injury for seven games.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Saturday, February 21, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat (FSNOLA, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls (NBATV, WGN-TV)
Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets (SPORTSNET 360, ROOT)
10:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
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