NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/27/15
NBA Player Updates 12/27: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 27, 2015
After a busy Saturday, the NBA is back again today with just four games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on this evening’s tip-offs, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there right now.
Hornets-Grizzlies: Charlotte outscored Memphis 24-18 in the fourth quarter, sealing a 98-92 victory last night.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points (with 11 coming in the fourth quarter alone), while Nicholas Batum put up 20 points and 11 rebounds. P.J. Hairston scored 14 and Jeremy Lin added 13.
Zach Randolph managed a double-dobule with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, but the team failed to win their fourth straight.
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Heat-Magic: The Heat bagged a 108-101 win over the Magic last night, and they’ve got Dwyane Wade to thank for it. He scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter (in the last five minutes, actually), helping the Heat to win for the third time in their last four.
Chris Bosh added 24 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, while Goran Dragic put up 22. Gerald Green added 15 off the bench.
Rockets-Pelicans: Over the final 7:58 of last night’s game, Jrue Holiday helped hold Houston star James Harden to 1-of-5 shooting with a turnover. That effort helped the Pelicans emerge with a 110-108 win.
Anthony Davis had a big night with 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, while Tyreke Evans added 11 points and 13 assists. Eric Gordon scored 26 with a half-dozen 3-pointers.
As a team, the Pelicans were 13-of-24 from 3-point range.
Knicks-Hawks: The Knicks were hanging with the Hawks pretty well last night in Atlanta, but then the third quarter happened. The home team bested New York in the third 27-12 on the way to a 117-98 victory.
Paul Millsap put up 22 points and Al Horford managed 19 more. This was the Hawks’ sixth straight win.
On the other side, Carmelo Anthony finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Knicks have lost three in a row and seven of 11.
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.
Sunday, December 27, 2015:
6:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, TWC SN/TWC D)
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (NBATV, CSNHD, MSG)
Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder (TSN2, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, CSNNWHD)
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