NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/3/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/3: Rockets Keep Rolling, Pelicans Get a Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 3, 2013
Yesterday was a busy Saturday in the NBA, with eight games happening across the league. Today we’ll continue the first weekend of the 2013-14 season with another half-dozen games on the schedule. Before we get ready for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out on the court and try to get a feel for what’s coming up around the league. Here’s the latest.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Philadelphia 76ers: Carter-Williams is cooking right now, and he’s taking the Sixers right along with him. Keeping their schedule blemish-free thus far, he posted a game-high 28 points and 10 assists against the Bulls, taking the win 107-104 in a solid comeback effort that was necessary after getting outscored 33-19 in the third quarter. That’s two double-doubles for Carter-Williams thus far, and Philly now has impressive wins over the likes of the Heat and Bulls.
Next up is a home game against the Warriors tomorrow night, followed by the visiting Wizards on Wednesday.
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Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Davis didn’t manage a double-double yesterday, like he had the first two games of the season, but he did post a huge statistical outing all across the board. He managed 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, six steals and six blocks in a near-miss 5x5 and a big 105-84 victory to give the Pelicans their first win of the year. Davis has tallied at least 20 points in all three games so far.
New Orleans will get a couple of days off before hosting the Suns on Tuesday, then they’ll head to Memphis in the middle of the week.
Chandler Parsons, SF, Houston Rockets: New big man Dwight Howard has dominated the early-season talk in Houston, but last night belonged to Parsons. He helped keep the Rockets undefeated, turning in a stellar performance in a 104-93 win over Utah. In 42 minutes of action, Parsons tallied 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, which was by far his best statistical outing of the three so far.
The Rockets’ road trip continues tomorrow; they’ll be in L.A. to face the Clippers. On Wednesday they’ll be in Portland before returning home to host the Lakers on Thursday.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: It wasn’t quite the statistical onslaught he had on Thursday, but Curry still had a big game yesterday against the Kings. He posted 22 points and 12 assists in the 98-87 victory, as the Warriors utilized a big first half to put Sacramento to bed. Scoring-wise, Curry has picked up right where he left off last season, but has had some turnover issues recently. He’s coughed it up 18 times in the last two games.
The Warriors will be hitting the road this week, starting tomorrow in Philadelphia. After that, they’re in Minnesota on Wednesday, San Antonio Friday and Memphis on Saturday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Today’s six games will conclude the weekend action, but don’t worry; we’ve got a heavy slate of games set for the upcoming days. Here’s a look at the 12 teams in action today, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Sunday, November 3, 2013:
6:00 PM ET Games:
Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons (CSN-NE, FS Detroit)
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (SNET360, CSN, SunSpM)
Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic (YES, FS Florida)
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, FSAZ HD, FS Oklahoma HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks (MSG, Fox Sports North Plu)
9:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers (SportSouth, TWC Sportsnet)
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