NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/18/16
NBA Player Updates 1/18: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 18, 2016
We’ve got a beefed-up 10-game NBA schedule coming our way today, and there’s plenty to talk about between now and when the games get started early this afternoon. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players out there in the league.
Thunder-Heat: This was one of the more intriguing games on yesterday’s schedule, and it didn’t disappoint. Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double here--his second straight--on the way to a 99-74 win over the Heat in OKC.
He would finish with 13 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for his fifth triple-double of the season and 24th of his career.
Kevin Durant added 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Thunder’s 30th win of the year.
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Spurs-Mavericks: The Spurs are still undefeated at home, and rolling right now after a 112-83 victory over the Mavericks.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points in this one, but Tony Parker came out of the game in the third quarter due to hip soreness.
The Spurs are 24-0 at home, which is a franchise record. They are 36-6 on the season.
Nuggets-Pacers: The Nuggets had to rally to get this win, and they did so in dramatic fashion. Randy Foye hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 21 seconds left that would prove to be the game’s “dagger” as Denver took it 129-126 over Indiana.
The Nuggets scored a whopping 75 points in the second half to come back and win this one. The Pacers shot 66 percent in the first half and went 7-of-10 from outside the arc. All that led to a 66-54 lead at halftime.
Rockets-Lakers: The Rockets didn’t have to break a sweat to rout the Lakers last night in L.A. They would cruise to a 112-95 win, with seven players in double-digits for points. James Harden led the way on 31 points in the first three quarters.
Houston is now 22-20 and 18-13 with interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who has held that position since November 18.
Dwight Howard also had a good game here; he logged his ninth straight double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.
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.
Monday, January 18, 2016:
1:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN)
2:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, ROOT)
Portland Trail Blazers at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSNNWHD)
2:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN, SPORTSNET ONE)
3:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, WGN-TV)
5:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (NBATV, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FS FLORIDA)
7:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (SPORTSNET ONE, YES)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
8:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, CSNHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT, SPORTSNET ONE)
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