NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/16
NBA Player Updates 1/9: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 9, 2016
We’re coming off a pretty busy evening of NBA games, and we’ve got lots more to come today. The action gets started this afternoon, but in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable players and situations in our daily wrap-up.
Grizzlies-Nuggets: The Grizzlies got a gritty victory over the Nuggets in Memphis last night, powering to a 91-84 outcome.
Zach Randolph scored 24 points here, with 16 of those coming in the second half.
It was a sketchy game overall; neither team shot better than 37 percent. The Nuggets coughed up 18 turnovers and Memphis had 8 overall.
Mario Chalmers started this game and finished with 12 points. Eight of those came in the last 90 seconds as his shots finally started falling.
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Cavaliers-Timberwolves: Kevin Love was back in Minnesota last night, but the animosity seems to have faded with time.
Love posted 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 125-99 victory over his old team, while teammate J.R. Smith bombed in 27 points for a season-high.
LeBron James doubled up with 13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists while Iman Shumpert put up 23 points.
The Cavs outscored Minnesota 22-5 in transition. They’ve won 12 of their last 14 games.
Pacers-Pelicans: Ian Mahinmi was on point last night in New Orleans. After getting hit in the face in the first quarter and experiencing blurred vision for a brief period, he went on to score 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in a 91-86 win.
Even worse for the Pelicans, star player Anthony Davis was lost to a lower-back bruise after he dove into the stands to grab a loose ball. We’ll get an update on him today.
Knicks-Spurs: The upstart Knicks gave San Antonio a proper test at home last night, and the Spurs almost let the game slip away.
Kawhi Leonard posted 19 points and 12 rebounds in the 100-99 win, a game the Knicks led for much of the first half. It was their franchise-record 22nd straight home win to open the season.
Kristaps Porzingis logged 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the team. Jose Calderon had a look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it didn’t go in.
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, January 9, 2016:
3:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers (PRIME TICKET, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
5:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, WGN-TV)
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, YES)
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, TSN2)
9:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FOX SPORTS SUN)
10:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings (SPORTSNET ONE, CSN-CA, CSN BAY AREA)
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