NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/17/15
NBA Player Updates 3/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 17, 2015
The NBA will be relatively quiet tonight, with just five games on the schedule. Still, there’s plenty to talk about in our daily wrap-up, so let’s take a moment to see which players and stat lines are in the news today.
Raptors-Pacers: The Raptors became the latest team to halt the Pacers in their tracks last night in Indianapolis, posting a 117-98 win over the home team.
Kyle Lowry was stellar here, putting up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It was his second triple-double of the season.
It was just the third win in 13 games for Toronto, who finally got their 40th victory. They lead the Atlantic at 40-27.
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Wizards-Blazers: The Wizards had a 25-point lead at one point in this one, and it looked like they’d run away with it. Portland was able to carve that lead down to just three, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 105-97 Washington win.
John Wall was instrumental here, logging 21 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds--inches shy of a triple-double. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds on the other side.
Celtics-Sixers: Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it’s only fitting that the Celtics are on a roll. They won their fifth straight game last night against the Sixers, coming up with a 108-89 victory in Boston.
Tyler Zeller managed 26 points in a career-high effort, while Avery Bradley added 20 of his own. The Celtics have won 10 of their last 13 games and have managed to pry themselves into the playoff chase in the Eastern Conference.
Heat-Cavs: The short-handed Heat posted an impressive victory over the Cavaliers in Miami last night, taking a win 106-92. Dwyane Wade had 32 points--21 of those in the first half--while Goran Dragic added 20 points with nine assists.
As for LeBron, he had 26 points with 16 of those in the fourth quarter.
With the win, Miami edged back into the No. 8 playoff slot in the East.
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 .
Tuesday, March 17, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, SPORTSOUTH)
San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks (MSG, FSSW)
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FS FLORIDA)
Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, FSNOLA, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers (SPORTSOUTH, PRIME TICKET)
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