NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/2/15
NBA Player Updates 12/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 2, 2015
We’ve got a busy 9-game schedule coming up in the NBA tonight, so there will be plenty to keep our attention in the coming hours. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in our daily wrap-up.
Wizards-Cavaliers: Up until last night, the Cavs had been unbeatable at home. Then the Wizards came to town. John Wall posted 35 points, propelling Washington to a 97-85 victory.
The Wizards scored the first 10 points of this game and never trailed. They kept it going in the second half, starting out the third quarter with a 9-0 run.
Cleveland is now 9-1 at home and had won 29 of 30 there dating back to last year.
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Sixers-Lakers: Normally we wouldn’t waste too much time on teams as irrelevant as the Lakers and Sixers, but this matchup was pretty significant in its irrelevance. The Sixers beat L.A. in Philly last night for the first win of their season, halting a 28-game losing streak. That was the longest losing streak in major American pro sports.
The 103-91 Sixers win was a sellout of 20,510, most who came to see Kobe Bryant, who is retiring after this year.
Grizzlies-Pelicans: Marc Gasol has a new career-high in points with 38, and the Grizzlies have one more win.
Gasol also logged 13 rebounds and four blocks in the 113-104 victory over the struggling Pelicans, who lost in spite of the return of Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole. Evans put up 20 points and 10 asssists.
Memphis was great inside, scoring 52 points in the paint. They also missed just one of their 26 shots from the line.
Mavs-Blazers: Wesley Matthews helped the Mavericks surge past the Blazers in his return to Portland last night, getting Dallas to a 115-112 win. He hit two straight 3-pointers as Dallas surged to force overtime, with Deron Williams (30 points; season-high) and Dirk Nowitzki (28 points) helping out along the way.
Damian Lillard scored 25 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds, and the Blazers bench outscored the Mavs 73-16. Still, the team lost a 7-point lead in the last 1:40 of the fourth quarter, and eventually the game.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, CSN BAY AREA)
Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards (CSN, TWC SN/TWC D)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, FSAZ)
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, TSNN)
Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls (CSN-CHICAGO, ALTITUDE)
New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (NBATV, ROOT, FSNOLA)
8:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, PRIME TICKET, FSI)
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