NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/8/16
NBA Player Updates 3/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 8, 2016
We’ve got another busy evening of NBA action ahead of us tonight, with six more games on the schedule. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in the news right now.
Grizzlies-Cavaliers: Going into last night’s game in Cleveland, this one looked like an easy win for the Cavs. Memphis was missing four starters, but relied on their depth to carry them to a 106-103 victory.
Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points here, while Vince Carter made four free throws over the final 13.4 seconds to seal the victory.
Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes, Chris Andersen and Mike Conley were all out for this one. Lance Stephenson had 17 points; JaMychal Green doubled up on 16 points and 10 rebounds.
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Pacers-Spurs: The Pacers got a shot in the arm last night in Indianapolis, bagging a 99-91 victory over the visiting Spurs, something no one saw coming.
Paul George converted a 3-point play with the clock winding down in the fourth, tallying 23 points on the evening. Monta Ellis would add 26 of his own.
Indiana led big for most of this one, but the Spurs wouldn’t go away. They cut it down to three a few times as the end came near, but never could get over the proverbial hump.
Bulls-Bucks: The Bulls aren’t doing too well on the health front these days. Jimmy Butler sat with knee swelling against the Bucks last night, while Aaron Brooks and Bobby Portis were both injured during the game.
Chicago still got the victory, however, getting out of United Center with a 100-90 result. Pau Gasol had a triple-double with 12 points, 17 rebounds 13 assists and five blocks. It was the ninth triple-double of his career.
Warriors-Magic: In their return after getting shocked by the Lakers, the Warriors got back in the win column with a 119-113 victory over the Magic.
Stephen Curry bagged 41 points here; he’s now the first player in NBA history to break the 300 mark for made 3-pointers in a season.
This was the Warriors’ 45th straight home victory, which is another record in itself. They’re 27-0 at Oracle this year.
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016:
7:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (SPORTSNET ONE, YES)
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS NORTH, FSSW)
9:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, MSG)
Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
10:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers (NBATV, CSNNWHD, CSN)
10:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers (TWC SN/TWC D, FS FLORIDA)
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