NBA News 4/2/16: Celtics Edge Warriors, End Record Win Streak
NBA Player Updates 4/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 2, 2016
We’ve got five games coming up on the schedule in the NBA today, kicking off what’s sure to be a stuffed weekend. In the meantime, let’s visit some of the notable players and situations out there in the news.
Warriors-Celtics: The Celtics came into Oracle Arena last night to challenge what had been an NBA-record 54-game win streak at home for the Warriors.
Stephen Curry came up empty on a long 3-pointer with the clock winding down, and Boston got the win 109-106. Isaiah Thomas posted 22 points for the Celtics, scoring a whopping 18 in the third quarter alone.
Now, the Warriors have to go 5-1 over the next six games to break the ‘95-’96 Bulls’ 72-win NBA record.
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Knicks-Nets: The Battle of New York last night was ultimately meaningless, with both teams destined to miss out on the postseason.
Still, the Knicks get bragging rights for the moment, following a 105-91 win over the Nets.
Langston Galloway posted 18 points, with 14 coming in the fourth quarter alone. Derrick Williams managed 16 points filling in for the injured Kristaps Porzingis (strained right shoulder).
Cavaliers-Hawks: It took overtime, but the Cavaliers got past the Hawks 110-108 last night in Atlanta.
LeBron James put up 29 points here, adding 16 rebounds and nine assists. He moved past Oscar Robertson and into 11th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
The Cavs still have the edge on Toronto by 2 ½ games for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Heat-Kings: The Heat blew another big lead last night against the Kings in Sacramento, but still escaped with a 112-106 victory on the road.
Luol Deng stopped the bleeding in the fourth quarter with a long 3-pointer in the final minute. He would finish with 17 points. The Heat were up by as many as 24 points.
Miami is now in a tie with Charlotte for third place in the East at 44-31. They hold the tiebreaker for playoff positioning.
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, April 2, 2016:
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSI)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls (NBATV, WGN-TV, FS DETROIT PLUS)
8:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, SPORTSNET ONE)
9:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, CSN-CA)
10:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FOX SPORTS SUN)
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