NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/11/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/11: Thunder Comeback, an Easy Spurs Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 11, 2013
We’re coming off a packed weekend in the NBA, and the action won’t be stopping tonight. There are another nine games headed our way in the coming hours, so it’s a good day for basketball fans to get lost in all the on-court action (and ignore the snoozer of a game on “Monday Night Football”). With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Danny Green, SF, San Antonio Spurs: Though he only managed thre
e points in the Spurs’ last game on Friday, Green bounced back in a big way against the hapless Knicks. He posted a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in the 120-89 victory, easily finding holes in New York’s nonexistent defense and go 6-of-9 on three-point attempts.
As expected, the 6-1 Spurs are off to a great start this season. Their east-coast swing continues in Philadelphia tonight, then it’s back home to face the Wizards on Wednesday.
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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant and the gang certainly made things interesting in their victory over the Wizards yesterday, needing overtime and a late fourth-quarter comeback to seal the win. For his part, Durant nailed the three-pointer that would send the game to the extra period, along with leading the team statistically thanks to his 33 points and 13 rebounds. It was his third double-double of the season.
The 5-1 Thunder will hit the road this week, starting with the Clippers on Wednesday. They’ll then head to Oakland for the Warriors and Milwaukee for the Timberwolves.
Eric Bledsoe, PG, Phoenix Suns: The Suns were able to stop the surging Pelicans last night, thanks in large part to Bledsoe. He posted 24 points, four rebounds and six assists in the 101-94 victory, which was his fourth game of the year with at least 22 points. Bledsoe was pretty efficient in this outing, with a 2-of-3 mark from outside the arc, and 8-of-9 from the line.
Next up for the 5-2 Suns is a trip to Portland on Wednesday. After that, it’s back home to take on the Nets on Friday.
Kevin Martin, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves: Who would have thought? The Timberwolves are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, and they just keep on winning. Their latest conquest came last night in a 113-90 win over the Lakers; Martin led the way with 27 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes of action. He’s now posted at least 23 in six of seven games this year.
Looking ahead, the 5-2 Timberwolves will continue their L.A. visit against the Clippers tonight, then it’s back home for a Wednesday game against Cleveland.
NBA Daily Schedule: With 18 teams in action tonight, there’s a good chance your favorite squad is mixed in there somewhere. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Monday, November 11, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Bobcats (SSO-CHA, SportSouth)
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers (FSIHD, SSO-MEM)
San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers (FSSW, CSN-P)
7:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, FS Florida)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (FSOhio HD, CSN-Chicago)
Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets (RSN, CSN Houston)
9:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz (NBATV, Altitude, ROOT Sports)
10:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FS Detroit)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers (FS North, PRIME TICKET)
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