NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/4/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/4: Pistons Stop Heat, Warriors' Epic Comeback, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 4, 2013
Last night’s eight-game set in the NBA provided some must-see moments, and we’re sure to get plenty more with this evening’s dose of eight matchups. While we’re waiting on the tip-offs, there are a few notable players out there who deserve a look. Let’s see who’s making headlines this morning.
Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons: In the surprise finish of the night, the Pistons were able to overtake the defending champion Heat to hand them their first loss since November 9. Drummond led the way in a solid buzzer-to-buzzer effort from Detroit, notching 10 points and 18 rebounds in the 107-97 win. That’s his fourth double-double in a row.
The 8-10 Pistons are 4-2 in their last six games. Their road trip continues tonight in Milwaukee, then concludes in Chicago on December 7.
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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant has been a statistical beast this month, and it continued last night against the Kings. He and the Thunder held off Sacramento after a late charge, emerging victorious 97-95. Durant notched 27 points and 11 rebounds in a nice follow-up to his triple-double on December 1. He now has at least a double-double in four straight.
The 13-3 Thunder have won eight straight, and will continue to Portland for tonight’s game, which is the second in a three-game trip. They’ll finish up in New Orleans on Friday.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: At one point, the Warriors were down a whopping 26 points in the second half against the Raptors. Thanks to some timely 3-point shooting and a fourth-quarter surge, they were able to emerge victorious. For his part, Curry posted 27 points (with 14 in the fourth) and Golden State outscored Toronto 42-15 in the final frame to take it 112-103. He also added 10 assists.
The 11-8 Warriors will now hit the road for a three-game trip. They’ll head to Houston for their next game on Friday.
Timofey Mozgov, C, Denver Nuggets: Mozgov has been quiet for most of the year, but has come on in a big way recently. He notched his second consecutive double-double in a big 111-87 win over the Nets last night, posting 17 points and 20 rebounds. That performance comes after a 16-point, 15-rebound outing against the Raptors.
Next up for the 11-6 Nuggets is the third game of their five-game road trip. They’ll be in in Cleveland tonight.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be out there on the court tonight, so there will be no shortage of games for NBA fans to watch. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers (Sportsnet One, Altitude, FSOhio HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks (Sportsouth, PRIME TICKET)
8:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets (FSAZ HD, CSN Houston)
Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks (FS Detroit, FSN Wisconsin)
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FSSW-DAL)
9:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz (FSIHD, ROOT Sports)
9:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves (NBATV, FSSW, FS North)
10:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers (Sportsnet One, KGWHD, FS Oklahoma HD)
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