NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/30/13
NBA Daily Updates 12/30: Ginobili's Season-High, Curry's Big Night, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 30, 2013
It’s been a pretty busy weekend in the NBA, and the action will continue this evening. We’ve got seven matchups to look forward to tonight, which will kick off a very active week around the league. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what everyone’s up to.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: In his last outing, Curry posted a triple-double against the Suns. He came razor-close to matching that output yesterday against Cleveland, missing it by just one rebound. Curry managed 29 points, nine boards and 11 assists during the Warriors’ 108-104 overtime victory. He has at least a double-double in seven of his last 10 games.
That’s five wins in a row for the Warriors, who stand at 19-13. That was the first game of their seven-game road trip, and they’ll continue tomorrow in Orlando before heading to Miami on Jan. 2.
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Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic: Vucevic has been racking up some nice statistical outings for the Magic recently, and it’s meant good news in the win column. He finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds in his team’s 109-102 win over Atlanta last night, which was his third double-double in a row and sixth in the last seven games. Vucevic also added three steals.
The Magic still have some work to do: They’re sitting at 10-20 but have won two in a row. They’ll try to make it three in a home game against Golden State tomorrow.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant has been putting up nice stats all year, but he’s really been pushing it into overdrive during the past couple of games. In 38 minutes versus Houston yesterday, he managed 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. The Thunder would take the game easily 117-86. It was Durant’s second straight double-double and his 10th of the season.
That’s three straight for OKC; They’re 25-5 on the season so far. They’ll get a tough game tomorrow at home against the Trail Blazers.
Manu Ginobili, SG, San Antonio Spurs: Ginobili is getting up there in years, but he can still put it down when he wants to. He did just that against the Kings yesterday, posting a season-high 28 points, three rebounds and three assists in the 112-104 victory. He was also pretty good from deep, with 4-of-9 shooting from three-point rainge.
The Spurs have won three of their last four and stand at 24-7. They’ll host the Nets tomorrow night and the Knicks on Jan. 2.
NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action tonight, so there should be some pretty good matchups out there for interested NBA fans. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Monday, December 30, 2013:
7:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons (CSN, FS Detroit)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies (NBATV, WCIU)
Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves (FSSW-DAL, FS North)
Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, CSNNWHD)
9:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets (Sportsnet One, SunSpM, Altitude)
Charlotte Bobcats at Utah Jazz (SSO-CHA, ROOT Sports)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers (FSAZ HD, PRIME TICKET)
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