NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/30/13
NBA Daily Updates 11/30: Westbrook's Game-Winner, Heat Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 30, 2013
After a completely quiet Thanksgiving holiday, the NBA kicked back into gear last night with 13 games on the schedule. We’ve got seven more coming our way today, so while we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making stars around the league. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James and the Heat kept up the solid play with yet another victory last night. LeBron posted 27 points, six rebounds and three assists in the 90-83 victory over the Raptors, aided by a 57-43 first half. James now has over 20 points in five straight games.
Next up for the 13-3 Heat are a pair of home games. The Bobcats will visit tomorrow, followed by the Pistons on Monday.
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Pau Gasol, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: Gasol and the gang used a big fourth quarter to overtake the Pistons, outscoring Detroit 29-15 in the final frame. For his part, Gasol managed 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the 106-102 road win. That was his lowest scoring output since November 15.
Let’s look ahead and see what’s on tap for the Lakers, who have won five of their last six games and sit at 9-8 on the year. They’ll welcome the Trail Blazers to town tomorrow, then will head to Sacramento on December 6.
Lance Stephenson, SG, Indiana Pacers: Stephenson notched a double-double last night against the Wizards, but it came in one of the more uncommon ways. He posted 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Pacers’ 93-73 victory, but only scored seven points. Stephenson also accounted for eight turnovers, giving him 20 in the last four games alone.
The 15-1 Pacers have won their last six games and will look to keep that streak going on their five-game road trip. It all starts tomorrow in L.A. against the Clippers.
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder: Last night’s victory over the Warriors will resonate in Westbrook’s memory for a long time to come. He chucked up a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and the shot actually fell. It would give the Thunder a 113-112 victory and stun basketball fans everywhere. Westbrook posted 34 points and seven assists in the game.
The win brings the Thunder’s streak to six, and runs their record to 11-3. Next up is a home game against Minnesota tomorrow.
NBA Daily Schedule: There will be 14 teams in action today, with games spanning into the wee hours. Here’s a look at tonight’s full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks where you can catch the games.
Saturday, November 30, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (CSN, SportSouth)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (RSN, WGN-TV, FSOhio)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Memphis Grizzlies (NBATV, YES)
8:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW-DAL, FS North)
Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs (KENS HD, CSN Houston)
9:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, ROOT Sports)
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN-NE)
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