NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/20/16
NBA Player Updates 1/20: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 20, 2016
We’ve got a big NBA slate coming up tonight, and there’s a lot to talk about in the meantime. Let’s go over some of the notable players and stats out there while we’re waiting on all those matchup.
Bucks-Heat: The Heat were pretty shorthanded for this game, and the Bucks were able to take them out down in Miami last night 91-79.
Khris Middleton posted 22 points, while Greg Monroe logged 15 points and 10 rebounds. They’ve now beaten the Heat five straight games.
Miami was down four injured players, including a pair of point guards. They were suffocated by defense the whole game.
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Pelicans-Timberwolves: The Pelicans got some good and some bad news last night against the Timberwolves in New Orleans. They won the game 114-99, but lost guard Eric Gordon due to a fractured ring finger on his shooting hand.
Anthony Davis posted 35 points here, helping out in a dominant second half that got the Pelicans out of a 17-point deficit.
Gordon doesn’t have a timeline just yet, so we’ll have to watch him to see when the Pelicans think he’ll be back.
Thunder-Nuggets: The Thunder weren’t exactly lighting it up shooting-wise last night in Denver against the Nuggets, but still found a way to take a 110-104 win.
Kevin Durant posted 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way, but overall OKC hit just 21 percent from 3-point range.
As for Russell Westbrook, he put up 27 points and 12 assists with five rebounds.
The Thunder are sitting comfortably 12 games ahead of the Jazz. They’re the only Northwest team with a winning record right now.
Pacers-Suns: The Pacers were up 20 points in the second half against the Suns in Phoenix last night and nearly blew it. They recovered for a 97-94 win, however, thanks to Monta Ellis’ 20 points.
Paul George had 19 points and eight rebounds while Myles Turner chipped in with 15 points.
The Suns have lost 14 of their last 15 games, even though Devin Booker had a career night with 32 points.
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.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, CSN)
Miami Heat at Washington Wizards (CSN, FOX SPORTS SUN)
7:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSOHIO)
Utah Jazz at New York Knicks (MSG, ROOT)
Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors (TSN¼, CSNHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, CSN-CHICAGO, CSN BAY AREA)
Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FS DETROIT)
Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS OKLAHOMA HD, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Wild at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FS NORTH)
10:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers (TWC SN/TWC D, CSN-CA)
Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, TSN1, KGWHD, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
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