NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/9/15
NBA Player Updates 4/9: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 9, 2015
After a very busy evening last night, the NBA will be taking its proverbial foot off the gas pedal tonight, with just two games set. Still, there’s plenty to talk about this morning, so let’s check out some of the notable players out there making headlines.
Raptors-Hornets: The Hornets came into this one clinging to some slim playoff hopes, but those chances were dashed when the Raptors rolled in Charlotte. Toronto took a 92-74 victory behind DeMar DeRozan, who scored 18 points. His teammates Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez put up 16, and Tyler Hansbrough logged a double-double on 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Hornets are three games out of the No. 8 slot in the East.
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Wizards-Sixers: Bradley Beal took the reins last night against the Sixers, and the result was nothing short of excellent. He scored 21 points in the 119-90 win, and as a team, the Wizards shot 65.3 percent from the field in this one. That’s a franchise record.
Washington rested star guard John Wall, whose consecutive games streak ended at 208.
Ramon Sessions had 19 points here, and Marcin Gortat had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks.
Celtics-Pistons: The Pistons are officially out of the playoff race, thanks to a 113-103 loss against the Celtics. Isaiah Thomas took over this one, logging a season-high 34 points in his team’s win. He went 10-of-17 from the floor, nailing 4-of-8 3-pointers.
With the win, Boston is tied with Brooklyn for the No. 7 playoff slot in the East.
Bulls-Magic: Let’s finish up today by heading to Orlando to check out the Bulls, who welcomed back guard Derrick Rose from his latest injury.
Rose’s return was spoiled by a loss at the hands of the Magic, however, who won 105-103. Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including the game-winning layup.
Rose was playing for the first time in over a month. He was recovering from surgery on his right knee.
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 9, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (TNT, WPWR)
10:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors (TNT)
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