NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/16/15
NBA Player Updates 11/16: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 16, 2015
Tonight, we’re continuing a pretty busy stretch in the NBA, and we’ve got six games to look forward to. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the stats and headlines from around the league.
Knicks-Pelicans: The Pelicans have been flailing out of the gate this season, and the Knicks became the latest team to take advantage of that at the Garden yesterday. Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 13 rebounds (a season-high) in the 95-87 win, while Langston Galloway (15 points) and Kevin Seraphin (12 points) also pitched in.
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 36 points and 11 rebounds, returning after missing two games with a bruised hip.
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Grizzlies-Timberwolves: The Grizzlies needed a strong shooting performance yesterday against the Timberwolves, and they got it. Jeff Green posted 21 points (a season-high), and Mike Conley put up 20 and six assists as the team triumphed 114-106.
A half-dozen players got into double-figure scoring here, which was the second consecutive victory for Memphis.
The Grizzlies shot 56.3 percent from the field, which was a season-high.
Lakers-Pistons: The Lakers got their second victory of the year yesterday against the suddenly vulnerable Pistons in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant posted a strong game here, with 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in the 97-85 victory.
On the other side, Andre Drummond logged 17 points and 17 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Pistons dropped their fourth straight game.
Bryant played a season-high 37 minutes and will likely sit out tonight’s game in Phoenix to rest his 37-year-old body.
Celtics-Thunder: Marcus Smart was on point last night against the Thunder. He scored a career-high 26 points in a 100-85 victory in Oklahoma City, also helping to hold Russell Westbrook to a flimsy 5-of-20 shooting line.
Westbrook would still finish with 27 points, but was without his partner Kevin Durant, who was out due to a hamstring strain.
This was the Celtics’ third win in four games.
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.
Monday, November 16, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSSW)
8:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Chicago Blackhawks (CSN-CHICAGO, FSI)
Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets (ROOT, CSNHD)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FS OKLAHOMA HD, NBATV CANADA)
8:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSNNWHD)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, TWC SN/TWC D)
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