NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/23/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/23: Rose and Iguodala Injuries, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 23, 2013
We’re already knee-deep in the NBA action this weekend, and the furious pace will be continuing today. While we’re waiting for tip-off in today’s set of 10 games, let’s take a quick look around the league at some of the noteworthy names out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Lance Stephenson, SG, Indiana Pacers: Stephenson has been pouring in the stats over the past few games, and he had another great outing last night against the Celtics. He tallied 10 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds in the Pacers’ 97-82 win, which was his second triple-double in the last five games. Stephenson also posted four steals, which gives him seven in his last four outings.
Indiana continues to roll, and they’re looking like the team to beat in the East. They currently sit at 11-1, and will head back home tonight to face the 76ers. Looking ahead, they’ve got a BIG west coast road trip looming at the beginning of next month.
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Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Love probably won’t win the MVP at the end of the year, but if he continues playing like this, he’ll definitely be in the conversation. He’s been a statistical machine this season, and he put up his 13th double-double (out of 14 games) against the Nets last night. Love totaled 17 points and 16 rebounds in the 111-81 blowout, adding four assists and two steals to his line.
Looking ahead, the 8-6 Timberwolves will be hitting the road, starting tonight in Houston. After that, they’ll return to the Midwest to take on the Pacers in Indianapolis on Monday.
Andre Iguodala, SG, Golden State Warriors: Now let’s get into some injury news, as there were a couple notable cases last night. We’ll start with Iguodala, who came out of the Warriors’ loss to the Lakers during the third quarter due to a hamstring strain. After the game, Iguodala reported feeling a “pop” and was having difficulty walking.
That doesn’t sound too promising for Iguodala’s potential availability tonight against Portland. With Stephen Curry already sidelined due to a concussion, that puts a real damper on the Warriors’ scoring abilities.
Derrick Rose, SG, Chicago Bulls: Unfortunately, this was a familiar sight for Bulls fans. Rose was having a pretty good game against the Trail Blazers last night, but went down with a knee injury late in the game. This ailment was a bit unexpected, as he didn’t suffer any impact or awkward landing but rather hurt himself during a drive to the hoop. Rose limped off the floor and had to be helped to the locker room. He couldn’t put any weight on it after the game.
If there’s a minor consolation here, it’s that the injury is to Rose’s right knee, and not his surgically-repaired left one. We’ll know more after he undergoes an MRI today, so keep your fingers crossed, Bulls fans.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 NBA teams will be out on the court today, so it’ll be a good afternoon/evening to settle in on the couch. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can find coverage on.
Saturday, November 23, 2013:
3:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
7:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers (FSIHD, CSN-P)
New York Knicks at Washington Wizards (MSG, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks (CSN-NE, SportSouth)
Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (SunSpM, FS Florida)
8:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets (NBATV, FS North, CSN Houston)
8:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Milwaukee Bucks (SSO-CHA, FSN Wisconsin)
Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs (SNET360, FSSW, FSOhio HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets (FSSW-DAL, Altitude 2)
10:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors (CSNNWHD, CSNBayHD)
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