NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/17/15
NBA Player Updates 12/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 17, 2015
After a busy evening last night, the NBA is taking a rest with just three games on the evening schedule. Before we get to those, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and stats in the news right now.
Pacers-Mavericks: This matchup last night had a little extra drama, as the Pacers’ Monta Ellis faced his former team. It took him a while to get going--he was 0-for-8 in the first half, but was able to help Indy gain some momentum in the third that turned out to be the deciding run of the game. They’d finish 107-81 victors.
Paul George had 19 points, and Ellis had 19 as well--13 came in the third quarter.
As for the Mavericks, they were struggling with their shots at just 36 percent (33-for-90) from the floor.
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Heat-Nets: The Heat seem to have Brooklyn’s number these days, and that was the case again last night. Miami took a 104-98 win against the Nets, marking their third straight victory. They’ve also won five in a row against Brooklyn and 11 of their last 13 road games against them.
Dwyane Wade had 28 points here, with 10 coming in the fourth quarter alone. Goran Dragic put up 16, and Gerald Green added 13 points of his own.
On the other side, Brook Lopez led the Nets with 25 points.
Knicks-Timberwolves: Last night’s New York-Minnesota matchup featured two of the top rookies from this year’s class. Karl-Anthony Towns posted 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis managed 11 points, seven blocks, six rebounds and three assists.
Despite that, the Knicks were able to bag the 107-102 victory behind 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists from Carmelo Anthony. Arron Aflalo pitched in with 29 points.
Bulls-Grizzlies: The Bulls were able to put up a 98-85 win over the Grizzlies last night in Chicago, thanks to big performances by Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler.
Rose had 19 points and Butler managed 24. Pau Gasol pitched in 10 points and 14 rebounds in a double-double.
The Grizzlies were just 5-of-19 from 3-point range and 16 of 28 on free throws. That’s a terrible number for Memphis, who came into this game leading the league in percentage from the line.
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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, SPORTSNET ONE)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE)
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