NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/28/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/28: Pacers Roll, Heat Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 28, 2013
The NBA will be shutting down for the Thanksgiving holiday today, but there are still plenty of topics for basketball fans to talk about. We had a busy evening around the league last night, so let’s take a look at a few news-making players from yesterday’s 13-game set. Here’s the latest.
Roy Hibbert, C, Indiana Pacers: After a relatively quiet game earlier this week, Hibbert came back in a big way last night. He posted 14 points and 10 rebounds in a fairly easy win over the Bobcats; the final score was 99-74. It was Hibbert’s fifth double-double in his last nine outings.
The Pacers keep rolling; they’re the team to beat in an otherwise flimsy East (except for the Heat). Tomorrow they’re at home against Washington.
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Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic: Vucevic is just about the best thing the Magic have going for them, and he’s been displaying his talents quite a bit recently. He managed 21 points and 16 rebounds in a 105-96 victory over the Sixers yesterday, which was his third consecutive double-double and his sixth in the last 10 games.
San Antonio will come to town tomorrow, then the Magic will begin a long road trip that will see them playing away from home in eight of their next nine games.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: LeBron’s latest return to Cleveland was an up-and-down affair, as the Cavs let things go in the second quarter and got outscored 14-27. Ultimately, the Heat prevailed 95-84, with James posting game-highs in points (28) and assists (8). He also added eight rebounds. It was his fourth straight game with at least 21 points.
The Heat have won eight straight and sit at 12-3. They’ll head to Toronto tomorrow.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: It’s been a while since Durant has posted a double-double (November 13, to be exact), but he nabbed one yesterday against the Spurs. He managed 24 points and 13 rebounds in the 94-88 win, using a 25-15 third quarter to put the game out of reach.
The Thunder are 10-3 and have a five-game win streak under their collective belt. They’ll play the Warriors tomorrow, then host the T-wolves on December 1 before hitting the road again.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin and company took advantage of a wholly crummy Knicks team last night and dominated at home. They put things away with a 19-12 fourth quarter, emerging victorious 93-80. Griffin led the way with 15 points and 13 rebounds, which was his ninth consecutive double-double.
Chris Paul will be an injury concern moving forward for the Clippers--he left in the third with a hamstring strain. They’ll be in Sacramento tomorrow.
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