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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/5/13

NBA Daily Updates 11/5: Chris Paul's Assists Streak, Stephen Curry, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

November 5, 2013

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Last night was a relatively quiet evening in the NBA, with just four games on the schedule. We’ll be getting back to business in a big way tonight, however, with nine games on the slate. Before we get settled in for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.

Tristan Thompson, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers: The Cavaliers were able to hand the Timberwolves their first loss of the year last night, thanks to a very strong first half. Minnesota closed the gap in the fourth quarter, but Cleveland held them off for a 93-92 win to pull to 2-2 on the year. Thompson led the way with 12 points and 11 rebounds, which was his second double-double of the season. His field goal percentage still needs some work, though; he was only 5-of-13 shooting.
The Cavs have two road games coming up this week: tomorrow in Milwaukee and Friday in Philadelphia. The Sixers will then finish out the home-and-home on Saturday in Cleveland.

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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/5/13

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Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Speaking of the Sixers, they were gashed by the Warriors last night for a 110-90 Golden State win. The most notable performance came from Curry, who recorded his first career triple-double, on 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Impressively, he did all that in just 29 minutes. A lot of Curry’s dishes went to Andre Iguodala, who drained seven three-pointers on his way to 32 points.
The 3-1 Warriors will be on the road all this week. They’ve got games in Minnesota tomorrow, San Antonio Friday and Memphis on Saturday.

Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Though Randolph wasn’t able to make it three straight double-doubles, he still helped his team to a win against the Celtics. He posted 15 points and seven rebounds in the 95-88 win, pulling the Grizzlies to a 2-2 record on the year. Randolph also coughed it up on five turnovers, a season-high thus far.
It’s a relatively thin schedule for Memphis the rest of this week: they’ve got a home game coming up tomorrow night against the Pelicans, then they don’t play again until Saturday evening, when they’ll host the Warriors.

Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: Paul has been statistically remarkable so far this year, and he put up another fine performance last night against Houston. He spread the ball around in an overwhelming offensive show by the Clippers, resulting in a 137-118 victory. Paul accounted for 23 points and 17 assists in the game for his fourth straight double-double to open the season. He has a whopping 53 assists through four games so far.
The 3-1 Clippers will hit the road for the rest of the week, with games in Orlando tomorrow, Miami Thursday and Houston on Saturday.

NBA Daily Schedule: We’ll be seeing 18 teams in action tonight across the NBA, so it’ll be a hectic night for basketball fans. Let’s take a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, SunSpM)

7:30 PM ET Games:
Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets (YES, ROOT Sports)
Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons (FSIHD, FS Detroit)
Charlotte Bobcats at New York Knicks (MSG, SSO-CHA)

8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FSAZ HD)

8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks (NBATV, FSSW-DAL, TWC Sportsnet)

9:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets (FSSW, Altitude)

10:00 PM ET Games:
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, CSN Houston)
Atlanta Hawks at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, SportSouth)

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