NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/19/15
NBA Player Updates 12/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 19, 2015
The NBA is taking it a bit easy today, with just five games on the schedule. We’ve got plenty to talk about in the meantime, however, so let’s check out some of the stats and players in the news right now.
Pacers-Nets: The Nets aren’t playing very well on the road this season, but they almost stole one against the Pacers last night. Indiana was able to hold on for a 104-97 win, however, thanks to some solid bench contributions.
Jordan Hill provided 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Rodney Stuckey put up 15 points and seven rebounds. It was part of a 45-23 edge the Pacers had in bench scoring.
The Pacers have now won four of five since a three-game losing streak. The Nets haven’t won on the road since November 11.
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Knicks-Sixers: Though this game didn’t hold much of a draw in terms of the standings, basketball fans were able to see a matchup of top rookies in Philly last night. New York got the victory 107-97, with first-round pick Kristaps Porzingis posting eight points, four rebounds and three blocks. He went up against fellow rookie Jahlil Okafor, who had 20 points for the Sixers.
Philly has lost nine straight and stands at 1-27. The Knicks have won three in a row.
Bulls-Pistons: This game was one of the wildest of the season so far. Last night at United Center, the Pistons edged out the Bulls 147-144 in a marathon 4-OT battle. Detroit scored the first seven in the final period and was able to hang on after a tense sequence in the final seconds. The game would end on a missed 3-pointer by Jimmy Butler, who had a career-high 43 points.
Andre Drummond snagged 33 points and 21 rebounds, while teammate Reggie Jackson managed 31 points and 13 assists.
This was just the 13th game in NBA history to go at least four overtimes.
Spurs-Clippers: It’s foolish to bet against the Spurs at home these days. They kept their streak going last night with a 115-107 win over the visiting Clippers, giving them a 15-0 record in San Antonio this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge put up 26 points and 13 rebounds and Tony Parker added 21 points--10 of those in the fourth quarter alone.
Chris Paul doubled up on 27 points and 10 assists for L.A., who had won nine of 11 games coming into this one.
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.
Saturday, December 19, 2015:
5:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder (SPORTSNET ONE, FS OKLAHOMA HD, TWC SN/TWC D)
7:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards (NBATV, CSN, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (SPORTSNET ONE, MSG, WGN-TV)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (TSNN, ROOT, PRIME TICKET)
Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSI)
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