NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/10/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/10: Trail Blazers Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 10, 2013
Things have been pretty busy in the NBA for the past several days, and it’ll continue this evening. We’ve got eight games to look forward to tonight, so while we’re waiting for tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see who’s making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: Jordan was battling a heel injury coming into last night’s game against the 76ers, but you’d never know it by looking at his stats. He posted 11 points and 21 rebounds in 39 minutes of action during the Clippers’ 94-83 victory, which was his third consecutive double-double and fifth in the last six games.
Next up for the 14-8 Clippers is game number five in their seven-game trip. They’re in Boston tomorrow, and will head to Brooklyn and DC this week.
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Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Randolph missed a couple of games last week with an ingrown toenail, but he appears to be doing fine now. He hoisted up 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 94-85 victory over the Magic last night. That gives him two double-doubles in three games since his return.
The Grizzlies have been hovering around .500 for most of the season, and that’s exactly where they are right now (10-10). They’ll have a tough challenge in getting back into the right direction: their next game is tomorrow at home against the Thunder.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: The Blazers have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA this season, and they continued their impressive run last night. They managed a 105-94 win over the floundering Jazz, with Aldridge accounting for 24 points, six rebounds and four assists. It marked the first time in the last five games that he’s missed out on double-double territory.
The impressive Blazers currently sit at 18-4, and will be at home against the Rockets on Thursday. After that, a four-game road trip begins on the 14th.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings: Much like the other big men out there who have suffered injuries in the past week, Cousins is coming off an ankle issue that kept him out of action a few days back. He’s fine now, though, as evidenced by his 32-point, 19-rebound effort in a 112-97 win over the Mavericks last night. That makes two double-doubles in three games since he’s returned to the court.
Cousins and company have some work to do at 6-13, but have won their last two games. Tomorrow will make a good opportunity to get three in a row--the Jazz are coming to town.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be out on the court tonight, so we’re surely in store for some pretty good basketball in the coming hours. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers (MSG, FSOhio HD)
Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, FSIHD, SunSpM)
San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors (SNET360, FSSW)
7:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Atlanta Falcons (SportSouth, FS Oklahoma HD)
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSN-NE)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons (FS North, FS Detroit Plus)
8:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (CSN-Chicago, FSN, Wisconsin)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers (SNET 360, FSAZ HD, TWC Sportsnet)
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