NBA News: Player News and Updates 1/4/14
NBA Daily Updates 1/4: Warriors Surge in the Fourth, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 4, 2014
It’s been a pretty busy week of games in the NBA, and the action won’t be stopping today. We’ve got nine matchups headed our way in the coming hours, so there will be plenty of options for basketball fans. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a look at a few of the notable players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Heading into the fourth quarter last night against the Hawks, the Warriors looked finished. They were able to mount an epic rally capped by a 25-9 run over the final 6:48, however, and came away with a 101-100 victory on a last-second three-pointer by Andre Iguodala. Curry was a little cold shooting, but came away with 22 points an nine assists.
That brings the Warriors’ win streak to eight, and their record stands at a healthy 22-13. The road trip continues tomorrow in DC.
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James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: The Rockets came up with a fourth-quarter comeback of their own last night, thanks in large part to Harden. He came up with a team-high 37 points on 10-of-19 shooting, helping Houston to a 102-100 win over the Knicks. That performance follows a season-high 38-point effort against the Kings.
The comeback win stops a two-game slide for the Rockets, who sit at 22-13. They have one more home game (Jan. 8 against the Lakers) before heading out east for a four-game trip.
Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: We haven’t been talking about Davis a whole lot this season, but if he keeps playing like this, that will change. He’s coming off a 23-point, nine-rebound effort against the Celtics, a see-saw battle that could have gone either way. New Orleans ended up taking it 95-92. Davis now has at least 23 points in two of the last three games.
The Pelicans have won four of their last six games to reach 15-16 on the year. They’ll try to get back to .500 in a tough road game against the Pacers tonight.
Pau Gasol, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers started out quickly against the Jazz last night, with a 30-12 first quarter that ultimately turned into a 110-99 victory. Gasol led the way for L.A. with game-highs in points (23) and rebounds (17). He also notched eight assists and three blocked shots.
The victory snaps a six-game losing streak for the Lakers, who are 14-19 on the season. They’ll host Denver tomorrow before heading down to Dallas on Jan. 7.
NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action tonight, so we should be seeing some pretty good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Saturday, January 4, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers (FSIHD, FSNOLA)
Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (RSN, SunSpM, FS Florida)
7:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSOhio HD)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, SportSouth)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS Oklahoma HD, Fox Sports North Plu)
8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs (Sportsnet One, KENS HD, PRIME TICKET)
9:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, FSN Wisconsin)
10:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, TCN-PHI)
Charlotte Bobcats at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, SSO-CHA)
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