NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/7/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/7: Vucevic Lights it Up, Durant Doubles Up, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 7, 2013
Last night was a busy one in the NBA, as there were 20 teams in action across the league. This evening will be relatively quiet--there are only three games on the schedule--but things will be picking up again soon. In the meantime, let’s check in on some of the notable players and trends out there on the court so far. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George and the Pacers passed the first big test of their young season last night, taking care of their rival Bulls 97-80 and running their record to an undefeated 5-0. Though he missed out on his third straight double-double, George was strong once again, posting 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. He’s equaled or surpassed those totals in all five games this year.
The Pacers will try to stay perfect tomorrow night at home against the Raptors, then they’ll head to Brooklyn for an important Saturday game against the Nets.
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Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic: Hands-down, the most dominant overall individual performance last night went to Vucevic. He posted a crazy stat-line in a 98-90 victory over the Clippers, with 30 points and a whopping 21 rebounds on the evening. Vucevic went 11-of-19 from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the line in the win, and now has double-digits in at least one category during all five games so far.
The Magic are enjoying a three-game win streak right now, and they’ll try to make it four tomorrow night when the Celtics come to town.
David Lee, C, Golden State Warriors: Lee posted his second double-double in the past three games, and the Warriors kept rolling last night in a 106-93 win over the Timberwolves. The big man finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds, which was his best performance on the boards in the young season. That makes three wins in a row for Golden State, and thus they’re 2-0 on their current road trip.
The next stop for the Warriors is San Antonio tomorrow night. After that, they’ll head up to Memphis for a Saturday evening game against the Grizzlies.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: After three straight one-assist games, Durant got charitable during last night’s victory over the Mavericks. He posted 10 helpers in the 107-93 win, accounting for a double-double along with his 23 points. That runs the Thunder’s record to 3-1 thus far.
Durant and the gang will be back in action tomorrow night, as they’ll head to Detroit to take on the Pistons.
NBA Daily Schedule: There are only a half-dozen teams in action around the NBA this evening, as the majority of the league rests up for the weekend. That said, we should be seeing some pretty good basketball, so let’s take a closer look at the full schedule and try to get a feel for what’s in store.
Thursday, November 7, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat (TNT, TSN)
9:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, SportSouth)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets (TNT, TSN)
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