NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/13/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/13: Hill's Big Night, Heat Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 13, 2013
Last night’s slate of four NBA games pales in comparison to today’s heavy set of 12, so there will be plenty of distractions for basketball fans this evening. While we’re waiting for tip-offs, let’s take a look around the league at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what everyone’s been up to on the court. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James didn’t have a crazy all-around game like he usually does in the Heat’s 118-95 win over Milwaukee last night, but he did ratchet up the scoring. He managed 33 points (his second-highest total of the year) along with a relatively quiet three rebounds and two assists. LeBron only played 30 minutes.
The defending champs have won four of their last five games, and will try to keep the run going on Friday when the Mavericks come to town. After that, they’ll head to Charlotte on Saturday.
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Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: We’ll give Nowitzki his props this morning; he made a little history last night. Late in the Mavs’ 105-95 win over the Wizards, he became the 16th leading all-time scorer in NBA history, surpassing the legendary Jerry West. Nowitzki finished with 19 points overall, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.
It’s been a hit-and-miss season for the Mavericks so far, but they’ve got two wins in a row under their belts, and four of the last six. They’ll hit the road late this week, with the Miami game on Friday, then a stop in Orlando on Saturday.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: The Warriors didn’t have too much trouble with the Pistons last night, and as you may expect, Curry got in on the action early and often. He finished with 25 points and eight assists in the 113-95 win, going 7-of-10 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line. It’s Curry’s second consecutive 20-plus-points game since returning from an ankle injury.
The Warriors have two more games at home this week: tomorrow against the Thunder, and Saturday against the Jazz.
Jordan Hill, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: Hill got his first start of the season last night against the Pelicans, and he made the most of it. He posted a career-high 21 points in the 116-95 win, adding 11 rebounds for a double-double in 26 minutes of action. That’s Hill’s second-highest rebounds total of the year.
The Lakers will be in Denver tonight, then they’ll head back home to host the Grizzlies on Friday. After that, they only have two games in a seven-day stretch.
NBA Daily Schedule: 24 teams will be in action around the NBA tonight, with lots of nationally televised action out there. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013:
7:00 PM ET Games:
Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, FSN Wisconsin)
Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, CSN Houston)
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Boston Celtics (CSN-NE, SSO-CHA)
8:00 PM ET Games:
Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies (RSN, SSO-MEM)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timber wolves (FS North, FSOhio HD)
New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks (ESPN, MSG)
8:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs (CSN, FSSW)
9:00 PM ET Games:
Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets (Altitude, TWC Sportsnet)
New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz (FSNOLA, ROOT Sports)
10:00 PM ET Games:
Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FSAZ HD)
Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings (YES, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, PRIME TICKET, Sportsnet One, FS Oklahoma HD)
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