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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/29/13

NBA Daily Updates 12/29: Bosh's Game-Winner, Pacers Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

December 29, 2013

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After a busy day yesterday, the NBA will be easing off the gas pedal a bit today. There are just five games on the schedule, but we should see some pretty good matchups mixed in there. While we’re waiting on tip-off, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what everyone’s up to.

Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George and the Pacers didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Nets last night, posting a 105-91 victory in Indianapolis. As for George himself, he went 9-of-13 from the floor, scoring a team-high 24 points with three rebounds and a pair of assists. That’s five straight games with at least 24 points for him.
The Pacers have won four in a row and sit at 24-5. They’ll be at home against Cleveland on Tuesday and in Toronto on New Year’s Day.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/29/13

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Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard was a monster in the paint yesterday, and he pushed the Rockets to a victory over the Pelicans. He posted 24 points and 18 rebounds in the 107-98 win, which was his fourth time picking up at least 15 boards in his last five outings. Howard wasn’t perfect, though; He coughed it up a season-high eight times.
That’s three straight victories for the 21-11 Rockets. They’ve got a tough one ahead in Oklahoma City tonight, then they’ll host the Kings on Tuesday.

Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Randolph’s modest string of double-doubles came to an end last night against the Nuggets, but he still had a pretty good outing. He posted 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 120-99 win, which ended his streak of three straight double-doubles--still, he has seven in his last 10 outings.
Memphis has won three of their last four and stands at 13-16 on the year. The Bulls come to town tomorrow, then they’ll embark on a three-game road trip to start out the new year.

Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: With LeBron James out due to his groin injury, Bosh was able to play the hero for the Heat last night against the Trail Blazers. He nailed the game-winning three-pointer to push Miami to a 109-108 victory, which was possible thanks to his season-high 37 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. That’s Bosh’s second double-double in the last three games.
The Heat are 2-1 on their current West Coast road trip, and will finish up in Denver tomorrow night. After that it’s back home to face the Warriors on Jan. 2.

NBA Daily Schedule: 10 teams will be in action today, and there should be some pretty good games on the slate. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Sunday, December 29, 2013:

6:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers (CSNBayHD, FSOhio HD)
Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, SportSouth)

7:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, CSN Houston, FS Oklahoma HD)
Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSN-CA)

9:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers (CSN-P, TWC Sportsnet)

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