NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/9/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/9: Knicks Get a Win, Love Goes Off, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 9, 2013
The busy 12-game schedule last night in the NBA got the weekend going strong, and things will continue at a rapid pace with today’s nine-game set. While we’re waiting for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names around the league who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Andrea Bargnani, C, New York Knicks: Thanks to the injury to starting C Tyson Chandler, the Knicks had to slide Bargnani into the role. The move worked out--at least for one game, as New York cruised to a win over the Bobcats last night. Bargnani had his share of shooting woes once again (11-of-25), but finished with 25 points in the 101-91 win. He also added eight rebounds and five blocks.
Time will tell how effective this setup will be over the next 4-6 weeks. We’ll get our next look tomorrow against the Spurs.
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Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: Can anyone stop the Pacers? The team is on a mission here in the early-going, remaining perfect on the season with a victory over the Raptors last night. George continued his dominant play in the 91-84 victory, accounting for 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He doesn’t have less than 21 points or six rebounds in any game so far this year.
We’ve been looking forward to tonight’s game all week. The Pacers will head to Brooklyn to take on their East rival Nets in what should be a great matchup.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: It seems like we’ve been talking about Durant a lot since the season started--and rightly so. He posted another great line in the Thunder’s 119-110 win over Detroit last night, dumping in 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Durant has now surpassed the 30-point mark three times in OKC’s five games so far.
Looking ahead to next week, the Thunder will host the Wizards tomorrow, then they’ll hit the road for games against the Clippers, Warriors and Bucks.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: The Timberwolves have surprised a lot of people so far this year, and a lot of that is thanks to Love. After dropping two games this week, they pulled out another one against Dallas last night, bringing the team to 4-2 on the year. Love accounted for 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in the 116-108 victory, his highest points total this year, and his sixth straight double-double.
Tomorrow, the Timberwolves will head to L.A. for a double-dip against the Lakers and Clippers (Monday), then head back home to host the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action today, but we’ll have to wait until the evening hours to catch the games. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks where you can find the matchups.
Saturday, November 9, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, ROOT Sports)
7:30 PM ET Games:
Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (FS Florida)
Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets (NBATV, YES, FSIHD)
Phildadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers (CSN-P, FSOhio HD)
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (SunSpM, CSN-NE)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (CSN Houston, PRIME TICKET)
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, CSNBayHD)
8:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks (FSSW-DAL, FSN Wisconsin)
10:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings (KGWHD, CSN-CA)
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