NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/5/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/5: Pacers Get Back to Winning, Cavs Drop Nuggets, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 5, 2013
After 16 games in the NBA happening over the past two days, it’s time to slow things down a bit. There are just three matchups on the schedule this evening as the teams get set for a big weekend slate. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names across the league and see what everyone’s up to theis morning. Here’s the latest.
Tristan Thompson, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers: The Cavs have quite a bit of talent on their roster, and on nights like last night they put it all together. Cleveland posted a solid game against the Nuggets, taking the victory 98-88. Thompson had a notable evening, as he was able to notch a career-high 21 rebounds to go along with his 17 points. It was his second consecutive double-double.
The 6-12 Cavaliers have won their last two games and will look to make it three tomorrow night in Atlanta.
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Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons: Along with Greg Monroe, Drummond was a beast in the paint in the Pistons’ victory over Milwaukee last night. He managed 24 points and 19 boards in the 105-98 win, both team-highs. That gives Drummond five consecutive double-doubles, and eight in his last 10 appearances.
That’s three wins in a row for the 9-10 Pistons; they’ll try to get back to .500 with a road game in the United Center against the Bulls on Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Nowitzki is still a potent scorer, and he’s displayed that over the past few games. Just last night, he posted 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in the Mavs’ 100-97 victory over the Pelicans. That makes three games in a row that Nowitzki has scored at least 21.
That’s two wins in a row for the 12-8 Mavericks. Their next test will be Saturday night in Portland, the second installment in a four-game road trip.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The Pacers took a rare loss last time out against the Blazers, but last night they got the cure for their ailments in the form of a matchup against the Jazz. George posted 19 points, six rebounds and four assists in the 95-86 victory. He has at least 19 points in eight of his last nine outings.
Let’s see what’s next for the 17-2 Pacers. Saturday night, they’ll be in San Antonio for the third game of their four-game road trip. They’ll finish it off in OKC on Sunday.
NBA Daily Schedule: The three matchups set for tonight’s NBA slate all should be pretty good games. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Thursday, December 5, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets (TNT)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, PRIME TICKET)
9:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls (TNT, SunSpM)
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