NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/24/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/24: Rose's Injury, Aldridge's Big Night, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 24, 2013
With 21 games over the past two nights, it’s time for the NBA to slow down a bit. We’ll get a more leisurely schedule today, with just five games on the slate. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about this morning, so let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Derrick Rose, PG, Chicago Bulls: Obviously, we can’t leave Rose out of today’s conversation, as he’s been dominating the NBA headlines since yesterday. Yesterday’s MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his knee--his right knee, this time--and he will need corrective surgery. Still ahead of Rose and the Bulls is the difficult choice of which option to pursue. He can either go for a short-term fix that would have him back on the court in a matter of weeks, or a full repair that will take around six months of recovery time. Neither option seems very appealing, and with all the management issues surrounding this team we could see a very different Bulls roster by season’s end.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Now let’s move on to another East team that’s having problems of their own. The Knicks issues stem from poor play, as they’ve now lost five games in a row after falling 89-98 to the Wizards. Anthony posted a double-double, with 23 points and 12 rebounds, but didn’t get a whole lot of help from his teammates (Andrea Bargnani has gone 9-of-30 in his past two games).
The Knicks will try to get their ship righted out on the west coast. Their next game is tomorrow in Portland.
Dwyane Wade, SG, Miami Heat: Wade scored all but nine of his 27 points in the second half of yesterday’s 101-99 win over the Magic. He had previously missed Miami’s last two games due to knee issues, but was able to lead the team in scoring, posting four rebounds and four assists in the effort.
The 10-3 Heat have won six in a row, and they’ll put that streak on the line tomorrow at home against the Suns.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: Today’s Beast Award goes to Aldridge, who went nuts on the boards against the Warriors. He posted 30 points and a whopping 21 rebounds in the 113-101 win, which was the third 20-20 game of his career. Portland was energized by a third-quarter shoving match, and after the scuffle the officials handed out six technicals and three ejections.
The Blazers are the hottest team in the West--and maybe the entire league--right now. They’ll see the Knicks tomorrow to try and extend their win streak to 11 games.
NBA Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be out on the court today, so there’s plenty of NBA action out there if you’re looking for it. Here’s a glance at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Sunday, November 24, 2013:
2:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FS Detroit)
3:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers (NBA TV Canada, CSN-Chicago, PRIME TICKET)
6:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic (NBATV Canada, FSAZ HD, FS Florida)
7:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (ROOT Sports, FS Oklahoma HD)
9:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers (CSN-CA, TWC Sportsnet)
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