NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/1/15
NBA Player Updates 4/1: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 1, 2015
It’s April Fool’s Day, but the NBA wasn’t fooling when they scheduled this evening of basketball. We’ve got a dozen games to look forward to tonight, many of them critically important to playoff seeding and division championships. Let’s check out some of the newsworthy players and stats out there this morning.
Nets-Pacers: The battle for the No. 8 playoff slot in the Eastern Conference is getting really intense. The Nets are back in that position now, following a 111-106 win over the Pacers for their fourth straight victory.
Brook Lopez managed 24 points and 11 rebounds here, helping his team get back ahead of Boston in the standings and pushing the Pacers to 1 ½ games out of the No. 8 slot. George Hill put up 28 points in the loss, the Pacers’ eighth in the last 10 games.
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Pistons-Hawks: The Pistons were able to overcome the Hawks last night in Auburn Hills, even without Greg Monroe in the lineup.
Andre Drummond was the big contributor here, logging 22 points and 13 rebounds in the 105-95 win. Anthony Tolliver helped out with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Pistons are 29-45 overall and 6-2 since Monroe hurt his knee in practice.
Heat-Spurs: This was an interesting game. The Spurs were able to stay rolling yesterday against the Heat in Miami, pulling away with a 95-81 victory. It was San Antonio’s fourth straight win.
Kawhi Leonard managed 22 points, nine rebounds and four steals, while Tony Parker added 16 points. It was Parker’s 1,000th career NBA game.
Tim Duncan would also double up on 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Warriors-Clippers: In an intriguing battle of Western Conference powerhouses, the Warriors overcame the Clippers 110-106 last night in L.A.
Stephen Curry put up 27 points and Klay Thompson added 25 in Golden State’s 10th straight victory. David Lee scored 17.
The Warriors came into this one on a four-game losing streak at Staples Center.
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 .
Wednesday, April 1, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, FS DETROIT)
San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic (FSSW, FS FLORIDA)
Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards (CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics (NBATV, CSNHD)
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (MSG, YES)
8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets (ROOT, CSN-CA)
Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN-CHICAGO, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Toronto Raptors at Minnesota Timberwolves (TSN2, FS NORTH)
Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSSW, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz (ROOT, ALTITUDE)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (NBATV, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers (FSNOLA, TWC SN/TWC D)
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