NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/19/15
NBA Player Updates 11/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 19, 2015
The NBA is dialing things back this evening, with just three games on the schedule as we get ready for the big weekend push. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s check out some of the key players and stats in the headlines right now.
Pacers-Sixers: You can’t accuse the Pacers of taking the 76ers lightly. They outscored Philly in every quarter last night to take a road victory 112-85.
Paul George led the way on 36 points, while C.J. Miles chipped in 20 of his own. As for Philadelphia, T.J. McConnell put up 16 as the team dropped to 0-12. They set a new season-high with 31 turnovers.
With six more losses, the Sixers will tie the NBA record for a futile start.
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Mavericks-Celtics: All looked lost when the Mavericks were down by 18 to the Celtics in Boston last night, but Dallas was able to storm back and bag a 106-102 victory.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 here and Wesley Matthews put up 18. Also helping out, Zaza Pachulia doubled up on 14 points and 12 rebounds. Deron Williams had 16.
Raymond Felton missed a couple of free throws late, but came up with a key steal that helped secure the win.
Rockets-Trail Blazers: Yesterday’s big news story was the Rockets’ firing of head coach Kevin McHale, but the Rockets were able to overcome that and post a big OT win over the Blazers in Houston.
James Harden put up 45 points (including all nine of his team’s points in overtime) to clinch the 108-103 win. He also had 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals. It was a breakout game for him after a pretty slow start.
Bulls-Suns: Down in Phoenix, the Bulls got a big lift from Jimmy Butler, who scored a season-high 32 points. That effort helped push Chicago to a 103-97 road victory.
Pau Gasol managed 17 points with eight rebounds, while the ageless Kirk Hinrich helped out on 14.
Derrick Rose was out of this one with an ankle injury, but the team isn’t unfamiliar with playing by themselves.
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.
Thursday, November 19, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat (NBATV CANADA, FS-SUN, CSN-CA)
8:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE, FSOHIO)
10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Kings (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE)
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