NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/30/13
NBA Daily Updates 10/30: LeBron's Opener, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
October 30, 2013
Last night’s three-game set officially kicked off the 2013-14 NBA regular season, with some marquis matchups extending into the wee hours. We’ll see our first heavy action tonight, as there are a whopping 14 games on the schedule. While we’re waiting for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players and happenings out there on the court. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George had a nice line in the Pacers’ opening-night win over the Magic, but he did sustain a minor injury we’ll have to monitor over the next couple of days. He posted a game-high 24 points with six rebounds and five assists in the 97-87 win, and was helped out by teammate Roy Hibbert’s 16 boards. George jammed his index finger during the game, but should be okay. He reported it as a little swollen afterward, and likely won’t miss any time after icing it down.
Next up for the Pacers is their first regular-season road game, which is a trip to New Orleans tonight to face Pelicans. After that, they’ll host the Cavs on Saturday.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James didn’t have the greatest of opening games in last night’s marquis matchup against the Bulls, but he still got the job done. He posted just 5-of-11 shooting for 17 points, eight assists and a half-dozen rebounds in the 107-95 victory. James and the gang won’t have to worry about Chicago again for a while; their next matchup isn’t until December 5.
One more point of interest coming up for LeBron is his career points total. He’ll hit a milestone in the next game or two, as he needs just 31 more to reach 25,000 in regular and postseason play. There are only 27 other NBA players to reach that mark. He may get it tonight in Philly or Friday in Brooklyn.
Xavier Henry, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: No Kobe, no problem. Henry helped the Lakers take the battle of Los Angeles against the Clippers last night, pouring in a game-high 22 points off the bench. He nailed 8 of 13 shots, with a 3-of-4 mark from three-point range during the 116-103 win. Henry also added six rebounds, two assists and one steal. His charity-stripe work was a little off, however; he went just 2-of-7 on free throws.
This was a solid opening victory for the Lakers, and it will be interesting to see what they can do while Bryant is recuperating (he’ll likely need another 2-3 weeks). In the meantime, L.A. has a road game against the Warriors tonight.
NBA Daily Schedule: A full 28 teams will be out on the court tonight, so there will be plenty of action for basketball fans to follow. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the TV stations you can catch the games on.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Brooklyn at Cleveland (NBA TV, YES, FSOhio HD)
Miami at Philadelphia (CSN-P, SunSpM)
Boston at Toronto (TSN2, CSN-NE)
7:30 PM ET Games:
Washington at Detroit (CSN, FS Detroit)
Milwaukee at New York (MSG, FSN Wisconsin)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Charlotte at Houston (SSO-CHA, CSN Houston)
Orlando at Minnesota (FS North, FS Florida)
Indianapolis at New Orleans (FSIHD, FSNOLA)
8:30 PM ET Games:
Atlanta at Dallas (FSSW-DAL, SportSouth)
Memphis at San Antonio (SSO-MEM, KENS HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City at Utah (ROOT Sports, FS Oklahoma HD)
10:00 PM ET Games:
Portland at Phoenix (KGWHD, FSAZ HD)
Denver at Sacramento (News10, Altitude)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles at Golden State (NBATV, CSNBayHD, TWC Sportsnet)
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