NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/25/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/25: Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 25, 2013
After a relatively quiet Sunday in the NBA, we’ll be kicking things back into gear this evening with nine more games. Before we settle in for the opening tips, we’ve got plenty of subjects to go over. Let’s take a closer look at some of the players who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
Derrick Rose, PG, Chicago Bulls: We’ve got a Rose update for you this morning, and as you may have guessed, it’s not a particularly happy one. He’s set to undergo surgery on his ailing knee today, and although nothing has been confirmed, he’s reportedly planning on having his meniscus reattached, which would render his season finished.
If the reports are true, Rose is likely looking at a six-month rehab process, which would be his second such experience in the last year and a half. We’ll keep you posted.
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Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: With Rose sidelined, the Clippers didn’t have too much trouble with the Bulls yesterday. Paul did what he does best--racking up assists--in the 121-82 blowout, dishing out 17 helpers to go along with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting. It’s the start of a new double-double streak for Paul, whose last one ended on Saturday.
Looking ahead, the 10-5 Clippers will play against the Knicks on Wednesday at home. L.A. has won three of their last four games.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant led all scorers yesterday in a punishing defeat of the slumping Jazz. He posted 19 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in the 95-73 win, which wasn’t as close as even the lopsided score may indicate. The Thunder held Utah to 13 points in both the first and third quarters, setting the stage for a phoned-in final period.
Durant and the gang currently sit at 9-3. They’ll put their four-game win streak on the line at home Wednesday against the Spurs.
Steve Blake, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: Blake has been rocking it in the assists category lately. He posted 12 dishes to go along with nine points in a near double-double during the Lakers’ 100-86 win over the Kings yesterday. Blake has recorded double-digit assists in five of the last six games.
Up next for the Lakers is a three-game road trip starting tomorrow in D.C. The exciting news? Kobe Bryant will be accompanying the team on the road, meaning he’s getting tantalizingly close to a return.
NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action out on the court today, so it’ll make a nice nightcap from an otherwise dull opening to the (short) workweek. Here’s the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Monday, November 25, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Charlotte Bobcats (CSN-NE, SSO-CHA)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers (FSIHD, FS North)
7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, FSN Wisconsin)
Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat (SunSpM, FSAZ HD)
8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, CSN Houston)
8:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW-DAL, Altitude)
New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FSNOLA)
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (NBATV, WGN-TV, ROOT Sports)
10:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers (MSG, CSNNWHD)
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