NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/7/16
NBA Player Updates 1/7: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 7, 2016
The NBA is easing things up a bit tonight, with just four matchups on the schedule. We’ve still got plenty to talk about this morning in our daily wrap-up, however, so let’s see who’s in the news.
Knicks-Heat: Coming into last night’s game, the Knicks had dropped eight straight games to the Heat. They were able to buck that trend in Miami, however, taking a 98-90 victory.
Carmelo Anthony put up 25 points as part of a team-wide 56 percent shooting percentage. Robin Lopez had 19, a season-high for him. It was the Knicks’ third victory in a row, and they’re 18-19 thus far. They’ve already surpassed their win total from last season.
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Pacers-Magic: Shooting-wise, this wasn’t a very pretty game. The Pacers were able to come out on top over the Magic in Orlando last night 95-86 in a game marred by open misses and stout defense.
Paul George put up 20 points and Monta Ellis had 19--nine of those coming in the fourth quarter alone.
In the first three quarters, the teams combined for an ugly 5-of-39 mark from 3-point range.
On the other side, Victor Oladipo put up 20 points--11 in the fourth quarter alone.
Cavaliers-Wizards: Kyrie Irving looks like he’s back to his old self, and he’s making up for lost time. He scored a season-high 32 points last night (21 coming in the fourth quarter), helping the Cavs to a 121-115 win over the Wizards in Washington.
LeBron James helped out with 34 points, and the Cavs have won five straight games. J.R. Smith was lethal from outside again, posting five 3-pointers and 25 points.
Spurs-Jazz: The Spurs continued to roll last night, taking an easy 123-98 win over the visiting Jazz.
Tim Duncan posted 18 points (a season-high), and the team had nine total players in double-digits. They’re now 21-0 at home.
David West had 18 points and 13 rebounds, season-highs in both categories. It was also a season-high in points for the team.
At 31-6, the Spurs have matched their best start in franchise history.
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, January 7, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE, CSN-CHICAGO)
Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets (ROOT)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE, TWC SN/TWC D)
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