NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/31/15
NBA Player Updates 10/31: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
October 31, 2015
The NBA had a very busy evening last night, with 12 games on the schedule. We’ve got an even half-dozen to look forward to tonight, which will kick off a steady stretch of matchups. That said, let’s check out today’s wrap-up.
Cavaliers-Heat: Last night’s primetime matchup between the Cavaliers and Heat proved to be a showcase for LeBron James and Kevin Love. James put up 29 points, with Love adding 24 and 14 rebounds. The result was a 102-92 win in the Cavs’ home opener.
On the other side, Dwyane Wade put up 25 to lead the Heat. Chris Bosh had 16.
If the Cavaliers want to keep winning, they’ll have to do it through James and Love. Kyrie Irving is currently out with a kneecap fracture.
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Thunder-Magic: If you went to bed early last night, you missed a heck of a finish for the Thunder. OKC scored a whopping 42 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and the game eventually went two extra periods. When the dust settled, the Thunder edged Orlando 139-136.
Russell Westbrook banked in a 3-pointer from way outside to force the first overtime. He’d finish with 48 points. Kevin Durant put up 43 and 12 rebounds. He made some huge defensive plays down the stretch as well.
Pistons-Bulls: The Pistons are off to a nice 3-0 start this year, thanks to a 98-94 overtime victory against the Bulls last night.
Defense was key here, as Detroit held Derrick Rose to zero points in the first three quarters. They haven’t allowed more than 94 points yet this year.
Offensively, Marcus Morris managed 26 points, while Andre Drummond put up 20 points and 20 rebounds overall.
Warriors-Rockets: Last night’s rematch of the West finals went exactly the Warriors’ way. Stephen Curry put up 25 points in the 112-92 blowout, outscoring his counterpart James Harden 25-16. Harden would finish just 4-of-18 from the field. He was 1-of-10 from 3-point range.
The Warriors are now 2-0, while Houston falls to 0-2.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Saturday, October 31, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers (FSI, ROOT)
New York Knicks at Washington Wizards (CSN, MSG)
7:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, FSNOLA, CSN BAY AREA)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, YES)
10:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, FSAZ)
10:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, PRIME TICKET, CSN-CA)
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