NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/14/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/14: Knicks Win in Atlanta, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 14, 2013
Last night featured a packed 12-game set around the NBA, so there’s plenty to talk about this morning. Before we get into tonight’s comparatively quiet two-game schedule, let’s take a look around the league and check out some of the noteworthy players who are making headlines today. Here’s the latest.
Andrea Bargnani, C, New York Knicks: The injury-depleted Knicks needed a win last night against the Hawks, and they got it. Bargnani posted an unlikely double-double in the center position during New York’s 95-91 win, with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Knicks tightened up on defense during the fourth quarter to prevent an Atlanta comeback and keep their vets fresh for tonight’s game against the Rockets.
Despite the Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried trade rumors, the Knicks will be trying to build off this win. We’ll see what they can do at home tonight. Their next game after that is a rematch against the Hawks at MSG.
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Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: In only his second game back from an ankle injury, Jefferson made a huge impact against the Celtics. He posted 22 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes of action, helping the Bobcats to an 89-83 victory.
Charlotte has a couple more games left before finishing out the week. They’re in Cleveland tomorrow night, then they’ll head back home to host the defending champion Heat on Saturday. They’re currently 4-4 on the year.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Love’s string of double-doubles is over, but he was still very impressive against the Cavaliers. He posted 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the 124-95 victory, spurred by a 38-point first quarter for Minnesota. That’s Love’s second-highest points total on the year.
Looking ahead, the 6-3 Timberwolves will be in Denver tomorrow night, followed by a Saturday evening game at home against the Celtics.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin was all over the place during the Clippers’ win last night, and the stats show it. He put up 22 points and 12 rebounds during L.A.’s 111-103 victory over the Thunder, which was his sixth double-double of the year. Griffin also added seven assists--which is a season-high for him thus far.
Let’s check out the 6-3 Clippers’ upcoming schedule. They’ve got a couple days off before hosting the Nets on Saturday night, then they’ll be back in action on Monday when Memphis comes to town.
NBA Daily Schedule: We have just two games on the NBA schedule tonight, but the matchups are both pretty promising and they’re both nationally televised. That said, here’s a look at both games, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Thursday, November 14, 2013:
8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at New York Knicks (TNT, TSN)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors (TNT, TSN)
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