NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/6/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/6: Knicks Win (Finally), Bulls Take Heat, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 6, 2013
The NBA was pretty quiet last night, with just three games on the schedule. Things will be much more vibrant this evening, as we’ll be kicking back into gear with 10 matchups to kick off a busy weekend. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the noteworthy players and storylines dominating league conversation this morning.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Lots of people expected the Knicks and Nets to be competing for the top spots in the East this year, but things haven’t panned out that way. The two basement-dwellers clashed last night in Brooklyn, with the Knicks coming out on top 113-83. Anthony led the way for New York, posting 19 points 10 rebounds and six assists. The Knicks all but sealed the win in the third quarter, with a 34-16 showing.
Now that New York has posted a win, maybe they can get some momentum going. Their next game is tonight against Orlando, then Boston will visit on Sunday.
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DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: Jordan and the Clippers came out firing after halftime last night, and the result was a big victory over the Grizzlies. He posted 10 points and 14 rebounds in the 101-81 win, which gives him a double-double in three of the last four games. Jordan also added two assists, two steals and three blocks to his stat line.
The 13-7 Clippers are 5-2 in their last seven games. They’ll look to keep their solid play going as their rough seven-game road trip continues through next week. In the near future, they’ll be in Cleveland (tomorrow) and Philadelphia (Monday).
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: The Bulls have a very good track record against the Heat at the United Center. They’ve dominated the matchup 6-1 in their last seven regular-season meetings, with the latest win coming in a 107-87 effort last night. Noah had a huge impact with 17 points and 15 rebounds, which was his second consecutive double-double and his third in the last five games. As a team, Chicago shot 50 percent from the field and was 10-of-19 from behind the arc.
The Bulls sit at 8-9 and have completed two games in a four-game home-stand. The Pistons will come to town tomorrow night, and the Bucks will arrive on December 10.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action this evening, so there’s a good chance that your favorite (or least favorite) team is among them. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Friday, December 6, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Bobcats (CSN-P, SSO-CHA)
Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSN Wisconsin)
7:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks (FSOhio HD)
Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics (ESPN, CSN-NE, Altitude 2)
Orlando Magic at New York Knicks (MSG, FS Florida)
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warrior at Houston Rockets (CSNBayHD, CSN Houston)
Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FS Oklahoma HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns (TSN2, FSAZ HD)
10:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, ROOT Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA, TWC Sportsnet)
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