NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/6/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/6: LeBron Wins on the Road, Knicks' Struggles Continue, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 6, 2013
Last night featured a heavy round of games in the NBA, as we saw 18 teams in action. Tonight will feature another 10 matchups, so it’ll be another busy evening out on the court. While we’re waiting for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: The Raptors kept it reasonably close for most of last night’s game against the Heat, but James and company pulled away in the fourth quarter to notch their first road win of the year. LeBron finished with team-highs across the board in the 104-95 victory: 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He also surpassed another milestone during the game: James now has 500 straight double-digit scoring performances, which puts him in the company of only four other NBA players.
The 3-2 Heat will be back at home tomorrow to host the Clippers.
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Brook Lopez, C, Brooklyn Nets: The Nets made things look pretty easy against the Jazz last night. Lopez was definitely on his game, which was nice to see after he missed Monday’s practice with an ankle injury. He finished with 27 points and seven rebounds in the 104-88 victory, doing his damage on 10-of-13 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 from the free throw line.
The 2-2 Nets will look to break .500 Friday night in D.C., while a big matchup against the Pacers looms on the schedule for Saturday evening.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: Speaking of the Pacers, let’s see what they’re up to. George had a huge game against the Pistons last night, dumping 31 points and 10 rebounds in the 99-91 road win. That brings Indiana to a perfect 4-0 thus far, and provides some intriguing subtext to their big matchup against their East rival Bulls tonight.
That’s the first of two home games the Pacers will have before heading to Brooklyn on Saturday; the other is Friday night against the Raptors.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: The Knicks’ new-look lineup has had all sorts of chemistry problems in their first four games this season. The hesitant play has resulted in an extra burden on Anthony, and he hasn’t responded well. He managed 32 points in the 97-102 loss against the Bobcats last night, but shot a dismal 10-of-28 from the field. (On a related note, Tyson Chandler’s knee injury certainly didn’t help the New York defense; he’s likely dealing with a sprain, but will get an MRI today.)
Life has been rough for the 1-3 Knicks so far, as they’ve dropped their last three games and look lost at times out on the court. They’ll get another crack at Charlotte on Friday evening, this time in a road game to finish off the home-and-home pairing.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be out on the court tonight, so it’ll be a heavy evening of action as we close out the NBA’s first week of the season. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Bobcats (RSN, SSO-CHA)
Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (ESPN, FSIHD, CSN-Chicago)
Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, PRIME TICKET)
Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSN-P)
7:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, ROOT Sports)
8:00 PM ET Games:
New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies (FSNOLA, SSO-MEM)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks (FSOhio HD, FSN Wisconsin)
Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timber wolves (CSNBayHD, FS North)
8:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FSAZ HD)
9:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, Sportsnet One, FSSW-DAL, FS Oklahoma HD
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