NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/23/15
NBA Player Updates 2/23: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 23, 2015
We basketball fans have been blessed with a pretty solid run of busy NBA days, and tonight will be no different. We’ve got eight matchups to look forward to, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in our daily wrap-up.
Cavs-Knicks: When Cleveland and New York met early in the season, the Knicks got the upper hand. The two teams that met yesterday, however, are completely different. Cleveland blew out New York 101-83 on the strength of former Knick J.R. Smith, who had 17 points on his former home court.
LeBron James posted 18 points, as did Kyrie Irving. This was the Cavs’ 16th victory in the last 18 games as they continue to cruise. They’re 35-22.
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Hawks-Bucks: The Hawks got to looking like the Hawks again yesterday, posting a 97-86 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Paul Millsap led the way here with 23 points and 16 rebounds while Kyle Korver managed 12 points of his own.
The win stopped a two-game skid for Atlanta, who opened up the fourth with a 24-7 run after blowing a 16-point lead earlier.
Pistons-Wizards: The Detroit Pistons look much different to those who haven’t followed the NBA for a while, and this new iteration is doing pretty well--if yesterday’s game is to be any indication.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 26 points in a 106-89 win over the Wizards yesterday in Auburn Hills, while Andre Drummond boasted a double-double on 18 points and 16 rebounds.
That’s two wins in a row for the new-look Pistons, who could have a bright future ahead if they keep this up.
Lakers-Celtics: The Lakers came into this one on a 7-game losing streak, but were able to put a stop to that against the Celtics. L.A. won in OT 118-111, with Jeremy Lin posting a season-high 25 points.
Wesley Johnson also had a season-high in points with 22, and Nick Young managed 19 of his own. It was just the Lakers’ second win in the last 18 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 .
Monday, February 23, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat (CSN, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (CSN-CHICAGO, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FS NORTH)
Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, TSN, FSNOLA)
9:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets (YES, ALTITUDE)
Boston Celtics at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ+, CSNHD)
San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, SPORTSOUTH, PRIME TICKET)
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