NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/2/15
NBA Player Updates 4/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 2, 2015
The NBA playoff race is really starting to heat up, but for now the league is going to take a quick breather. There are just three games on the schedule for tonight, then we’ll get back to the heavy scheduling. That said, let’s check out some of the headlines.
Spurs-Magic: The Spurs are now officially a playoff team, thanks to a 103-91 win over the Magic last night in Orlando. The defending champs have won five straight and are 15-3 since February 27.
Aron Baynes managed 18 points in this one, and Manu Ginobili put up 13 of his own.
As for Orlando, they’ve lost four straight and 10 of their last 11.
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Celtics-Pacers: Kelly Olynyk should hurt his eye more often. After receiving four stitches and sporting a black eye for the evening, Olynyk led the Celtics over the Pacers last night in Boston en route to a 100-87 win. He put up 19 points in the victory.
Tyler Zeller put up 19 points as well, and Evan Turner managed 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
The Celtics are now just a half-game out of the No. 8 spot in the conference.
Knicks-Nets: Speaking of the playoff race in the East, the Nets are in the thick of things. They’re currently sitting in the No. 7 spot, following a 100-98 win over the Knicks last night.
Brook Lopez won the game on a putback effort with just two seconds left. He had 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists on the evening.
Brooklyn blew a 16-point lead in the second half in this one, but was able to hold on to pull it out.
Bucks-Bulls: This was a very interesting game when it comes to potential playoff matchups. The Bucks snagged a 95-91 win over Chicago last night, which was their first win after a string of nine home losses against the Bulls.
The Bucks are now 37-38, and this was just their third win in the last 11 games. They’ve got a 2 ½-game lead over the Heat and Nets for the No. 6 slot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
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 .
Thursday, April 2, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
8:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, ROOT)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors (TNT, CSN BAY AREA)
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