NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/1/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/1: A Rusty Rose, Paul's Big Outing, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 1, 2013
With a relatively light two-game set in the NBA, last night was reasonably quiet in comparison to Wednesday’s game load. That said, we were treated to some pretty good basketball, and we’ve got more to look forward to tonight. While we’re waiting for tip-off, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Derrick Rose, PG, Chicago Bulls: Neither the Bulls nor the Knicks can be too proud of last night’s performance, but at least Chicago can say they came away with a win. Pretty much everyone out on the floor looked rusty, with turnovers (33 total) and sloppy play dominating the action. Rose didn’t shoot very well--he went just 7-of-23--but took advantage of some timely buckets, including what would be the game-winner with just over five seconds left in the game.
Chicago was in control for most of the game, but let the Knicks back in on a 12-0 run in the fourth. They also caught a break on a late missed free throw by Tyson Chandler and an uninspired final play by New York.
These two Eastern rivals will meet up again on December 11, and by then we should see the chemistry and rhythm coming through.
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Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: Paul missed his career-high by just one point last night, posting a game-high 41 points in an exciting 126-115 victory over the Warriors. He also added 15 assists and six steals in his second double-double of the season.
On the other side, Stephen Curry was electric in his 38 minutes of action, connecting on 9 of 14 three-pointers on his way to 38 points. That said, ball control was an issue here, as he also coughed it up on 11 turnovers.
The 1-1 Warriors will continue their California tour tomorrow by hosting Sacramento, then kick off a road trip by heading to Philly on Monday.
For the Clippers, they’ll be in Sacramento tonight and will host the Rockets on Monday.
Nene, C, Washington Wizards: We’ve got a bit of injury information to pass along this morning: Nene is currently dealing with a left calf injury, which kept him out of practice yesterday. He’s uncertain for tonight’s home opener against Philly, but for the record, Wizards coach Randy Wittman believes he’ll play.
Nene posted 12 points and three rebounds in Detroit on Wednesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: We’ve got another heavy NBA slate coming our way tonight, with a full 13 games on tap in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the TV stations and times you can catch the games.
Friday, November 1, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Bobcats (SSO-CHA, FSOhio HD)
New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic (FSNOLA, FS Florida)
Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards (CSN, TCN-PHI)
7:30 PM ET Games:
Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks (Sportsnet One, SportSouth)
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, FSN Wisconsin)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets (FSSW-DAL, CSN Houston)
Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, FS Detroit)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timber wolves (FS North, FS Oklahoma HD)
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN, NBATV Canada, YES, SunSpM)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (CSNNWHD, Altitude)
10:00 PM ET Games:
Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, ROOT Sports)
Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, KENS HD, TWC Sportsnet)
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