NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/2/16
NBA Player Updates 3/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 2, 2016
We have a busy NBA schedule coming up tonight, and there’s plenty for us to go over in the meantime. That said, let’s check out some of the notable stats and players in our daily wrap-up.
Heat-Bulls: The Heat set a franchise record in shooting last night against the Bulls in Miami, going 67.5 percent from the floor and setting a season-high in points.
The result was a 129-111 victory, during which Hassan Whiteside scored a career-high 26 points and hauled in 14 rebounds. Joe Johnson put up 24 points.
The Heat went 52-for-77 from the floor, which equals the best effort in the league in the last 18 years.
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Blazers-Knicks: The Blazers became the latest team to add to the Knicks’ woes last night at the Garden, securing a 104-85 win.
Damian Lillard posted 30 points here, while CJ McCollum had 25--with 21 of those in the second half. It was the team’s sixth straight road victory.
Portland had a great February, going 9-2. That was the team’s third-best mark in that month in franchise history.
Warriors-Hawks: The Hawks gave the defending champion Warriors quite a scare last night in Oakland, but the home team prevailed in overtime 109-105 to stay perfect in that building this year.
The Warriors were without Stephen Curry, but were able to get past the Hawks thanks to a fortuitous sequence in the overtime period ending with Draymond Green’s desperation 3-point make after a pass save.
Golden State sits at 54-5 and has won 43 straight at Oracle Arena. They can tie the NBA’s best mark (Chicago Bulls; ‘95-’96) with one more victory there.
Lakers-Nets: D’Angelo Russell went off for 39 points last night at Staples Center, helping the Lakers to a 107-101 win over the Nets. He scored 16 points in the fourth quarter alone.
Kobe Bryant was out of commission with a sore right shoulder, but the team got a lift from Russell and Jordan Clarkson, who had 16 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. This was the Lakers’ first win since February 4 and just their fourth in 26 games.
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, March 2, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, CSN-CHICAGO)
Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
7:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, CSNNWHD)
Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors (TSNN, ROOT)
8:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FSNOLA)
Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, CSN-CA)
Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks (FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN, FSI)
Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves, (FS NORTH, CSN+)
Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, FSSW, FS DETROIT)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, TWC SN/TWC D)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, TSN1, PRIME TICKET, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
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