NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/8/15
NBA Player Updates 12/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 8, 2015
The NBA is easing up a bit tonight, but we’ve still got six great matchups to look forward to in the coming hours. For now, let’s take our daily look at the notable players and stats in the headlines right now.
Sixers-Spurs: There are a lot of problems going on in Philadelphia right now, and that was evident last night against the Spurs. The Sixers fell 119-68, even though San Antonio rested Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.
The loss was the fifth-worst in the history of the franchise, just five points off the January 2, 1993 mark of 56 points.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs’ scorers with 26 points and nine rebounds. Tony Parker helped out with 12 points.
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Wizards-Heat: John Wall returned to action after a sore knee caused him to exit his previous game, and helped the Wizards power past the Heat 114-103 in Miami last night. He scored 26 points, and teammate Gary Neal put up 21. Bradley Beal had 21 here as well, and Otto Porter doubled up on 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Chris Bosh was ejected from the game in the fourth, the second time that’s happened in his career. He was angry after a no-cal on a travel late in the game.
Mavericks-Knicks: The Mavs outscored the Knicks 34-28 in the first, then 29-22 in the second quarter to set the tone for their eventual 104-97 win at the Garden last night.
The Knicks gained some steam in the fourth, but it ended up being too little, too late.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points here, while Kristaps Porzingis (who is often compared to Nowitzki) put up 28. 12 of those came in the fourth quarter. The Knicks cut the lead from 23 to four with 43 seconds left, but couldn’t get over the hump.
Raptors-Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour continued last night in Toronto, with the Raptors beating the Lakers 102-93. Kobe scored 22 points, with nine coming in the fourth quarter. Kyle Lowry had 27 on the other side, while Bismack Biyombo put up 15 (a career-high) and 13 rebounds.
This was a nice win for Toronto, who was coming off a pair of rough losses at home.
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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers (TSN 1/3, FSOHIO, CSNNWHD)
Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, SPORTSNET ONE, FSI, CSN BAY AREA)
7:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets (YES, ROOT)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FS FLORIDA)
10:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA, ROOT)
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