NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/21/15
NBA Player Updates 3/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 21, 2015
After a very busy evening of action last night, the NBA is hitting the brakes today, with just five games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations from around the league.
Magic-Blazers: There’s not a lot to be happy about in Orlando these days, but rookie Elfrid Payton is giving the team some hope for what’s to come. He logged 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 111-104 win over the Blazers last night in Orlando, helping the Magic break a six-game losing skid.
This was the second straight triple-double for Payton. He’s the first NBA rookie to do that since Antoine Walker in 1997.
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Sixers-Knicks: The Sixers became the latest NBA team to steamroll the hapless Knicks last night, posting a 97-81 victory in Philly. Nerlens Noel managed 23 points (a career-high) and 14 rebounds in this epic battle of the two worst teams in the conference.
On the other side, Alexey Shved nailed seven 3-pointers and posted a career-high 25 points.
Philly is now 17-52 for the third-worst record in the league.
Nets-Bucks: If you like high drama in your basketball, this was the game for you. The Nets managed to eke out a 129-127 victory in triple overtime last night against the Bucks in New York, with Brook Lopez leading the charge on 32 points and a season-high 18 rebounds.
Milwaukee posted an NBA season-high 81 rebounds and 129 shots, but couldn’t find the win.
Cavs-Pacers: LeBron James came into this game with a head cold, but you wouldn’t know it from his 29 points in a 95-92 win over the Pacers. The Cavs have now won 15 straight at home.
Cleveland has now officially clinched a playoff spot, which will be their first postseason appearance since 2010.
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, March 21, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers (FSI, YES)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons (WGN-TV, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets (FSAZ, ROOT)
Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH0
10:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (ROOT, CSN BAY AREA)
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