NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/16/15
NBA Player Updates 12/16: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 16, 2015
We’ve got a very active evening ahead of us in the NBA; there are 12 matchups on the schedule. That said, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who some of the key players are out there this morning.
Cavaliers-Celtics: Cleveland and Boston squared off last night in what was a playoff rematch, but this one was pretty uneventful as far as on-court drama.
LeBron James put up 24 points and Kevin Love had 20 points with eight rebounds in the 89-77 victory.
The turning point in this game came in the third, when the Cavs came from five points down to build a 10-point lead. They’d never look back.
This was Love’s first return to Boston since getting his shoulder pulled out of the socket in Game 4 of the first round last year.
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Nuggets-Timberwolves: Randy Foye has been struggling lately, but he got his game together last night against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis.
He scored 19 points in an eventual 112-100 victory, giving the Nuggets their sixth win in the past seven games.
Kenneth Faried added a double-double on 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Will Barton had a nice game with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Kings-Rockets: This game had some oddball occurrences in it. The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins’ manager was tossed in the third quarter for slapping at the Rockets’ Jason Terry near the baseline.
In spite of that, Cousins put up 26 points and 12 rebounds in a 107-97 victory, giving Sacramento their third straight win.
This game wasn’t very pretty: there were 49 total turnovers and three technical fouls.
James Harden put up 33 points for the Rockets in the loss.
Lakers-Bucks: Every dog has his day, and the Lakers got theirs yesterday. Kobe Bryant put up a nice performance against the Bucks, logging 22 points and six assists in a 113-95 victory.
This was the Bucks’ first game since beating the Warriors for Golden State’s first loss of the year.
D’Angelo Russell managed 19 points and seven assists, giving the Lakers just their second win in 15 games. They’re 4-21 thus far.
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 16, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FSSW)
Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
7:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FOX SPORTS SUN)
Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, CSN HD)
Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks (MSG, FS NORTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, CSN)
Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, TSN 1/3/5, CSN CHICAGO)
Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS OKLAHOMA HD, KGWHD)
8:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSN)
9:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FSNOLA)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors (ESPN, TSN 1/3/5, CSN BAY AREA, FSAZ)
Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV CANADA, PRIME TICKET, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
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