NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/14
NBA Daily Updates 1/5: Heat and Pacers Win Again, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 5, 2014
The NBA action will be continuing at a frantic pace today, with seven more matchups on the schedule. Things will slow down substantially tomorrow night, so make sure to get your basketball fix this evening. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings around the league and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George is always productive, but he doesn’t break into double-double territory too often. He bucked that trend yesterday against the Pelicans, however, notching 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals in the 99-82 win. It was his third double-double of the year so far.
The Pacers have won six of their last seven and stand at 26-6. They’ll be in Cleveland tonight, then back home against Toronto on Tuesday.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Scoring-wise, James was overshadowed by Chris Bosh yesterday, but still put up a solid line. He managed 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in his team’s 110-94 win over the Magic. It was his first time below 20 points since Christmas Day.
The victory gives the Heat wins in three of their last four outings. They stand at 25-8 on the season so far. Next up for the defending champs is a pair of games at home. They’ll host Toronto tonight and New Orleans on Tuesday evening.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: With the game on the line, Durant put the Thunder on his back and took care of business yesterday against the Timberwolves yesterday. He scored a season-high 48 points--with 23 coming in the fourth quarter--on the way to a 115-111 comeback win. Durant also added seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block.
That victory stops a two-game skid for the Thunder and puts them at 26-7. They’ll host the Celtics tonight, then will head out on a two-game road trip starting Tuesday against the Jazz.
Tim Duncan, PF, San Antonio Spurs: The Spurs were in destruction mode last night, surging to a 70-35 halftime lead over the Clippers. The game would end with a 116-92 final score, with Duncan contributing 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. It was his fifth double-double in the last eight games.
Next up for the 26-8 Spurs is a Tuesday trip to Memphis. After that they’ll be back home Wednesday to host Dallas.
NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action today, so there’s a good chance we’ll see at least a few very good matchups. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Sunday, January 5, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons (SSO-MEM, FS Detroit)
6:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSIHD, FSOhio HD)
Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat (TSN2, SunSpM)
Golden State Warriors at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSN BayHD)
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder (CSN-NE, FS Oklahoma HD)
7:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks (NBATV, MSG, FSSW-DAL)
9:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers (Sportsnet One, Altitude, TWC Sportsnet)
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