NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/1/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/1: Cavs Win, Love Doubles Up Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 1, 2013
The NBA will be resuming its busy day today, with eight games coming our way. There’s still plenty to talk about as we await the tip-offs, as there were seven matchups happening around the league yesterday. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines today.
John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: After managing just eight points against the Pacers, Wall had a bounce-back game yesterday against Atlanta. He posted 26 points and 12 rebounds in the 108-101 win, which was his first double-double in the past six games. In that span, Wall has scored at least 26 in four of those outings.
Let’s take a look at the Wizards’ upcoming schedule. They’re sitting at 8-9 and have won four of their last five games. Washington will try to improve on that tomorrow at home against the Magic, then again on December 6 against Milwaukee.
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Tristan Thompson, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers: Thompson has been hitting double-doubles pretty consistently over the last several games, and he got another one last night. He posted 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 97-93 win over the Bulls, which gives him four double-doubles in his last 10 outings.
Next up for the 5-12 Cavs is a home game against the Nuggets on Wednesday. After that, they’ll head to Atlanta on December 6.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Speaking of double-doubles, Love knows a thing or two about them. He now has nine straight, thanks to a 21-point, 11-rebound effort in the 112-106 win over the Mavericks last night. Love also added two assists and a block in the victory.
That stops a three-game skid for Minnesota, who now sit at 9-9. They’ll head to Oklahoma City today, then host the Spurs on December 4.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: After playing limited minutes against the Nets in his first game back from a foot injury, Harden was back at it yesterday against the Spurs. He notched 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the 112-106 win, which was the first time he surpassed 30 points since November 14.
The Rockets have now won five straight and sit at 13-5 on the year. They’ll be in action again tomorrow in Utah. After that it’s back home for a three-game swing that starts on Wednesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action today, so it should be a very full cap to the holiday weekend. Let’s take a look at the complete schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Sunday, December 1, 2013:
1:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors (SNET 360, Altitude)
3:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV Canada, FSIHD, PRIME TICKET)
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons (CSN-P, FS Detroit)
6:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings (News10, CSNBayHD)
Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat (Sportsnet One, SunSpM, SSO-CHA)
7:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder (FS North, FS Oklahoma HD)
7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks (MSG, FSNOLA)
9:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers (CSNNWHD, TWC Sportsnet)
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