NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/14
NBA Daily Updates 1/6: Knicks Win in Dallas, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 6, 2014
After a pretty busy weekend around the NBA, things will be slowing down a bit this evening. We’ve got just three games to look forward to around the league, but there’s still plenty to talk about as we get settled in and wait for tip-off. Let’s take a look at some of the news-making players out there this morning.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: Though it wasn’t his usual huge statistical haul, George put up a pretty good line in his team’s win over Cleveland. He managed 16 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal in the 82-78 win, and Indiana held the Cavs at bay after a late charge. George has experienced a bit of trouble with his shot recently; He has 16 or fewer points in two of the last three games.
That’s two wins in a row for the Pacers, who stand at 27-6 on the season so far. They host Toronto tomorrow before heading to Atlanta on Wednesday.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Another day, another win for the Heat, another nice outing from James. He got his scoring back up yesterday against Toronto, posting 30 points in the Heat’s 102-97 win. James also added four rebounds, five assists and a steal. He has 26 or more points in three of the last four.
The Heat have won four of five for a 26-8 record. They host the Pelicans tomorrow, then will begin their road trip in New York on Jan. 9.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Speaking of New York, they got a much-needed win yesterday against the Mavericks in Dallas. Anthony got his team off to a fast start, posting an eventual 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in the 92-80 Knicks win.
New York went 2-1 in Texas as part of their four-game road trip, so they’ve got some momentum heading home. They’ll host Detroit tomorrow and Miami on Thursday.
Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: It took Faried a few games to get his feet back underneath him after returning from his injured ankle, but now it seems he’s got his mojo back. He put up 17 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and two blocks against the Lakers last night in his team’s 137-115 blowout win, which is the most he’s done on the court over the past few weeks.
Denver has won two in a row and is trying to crawl back to .500--they’re 16-17 right now. They have three home games ahead, starting tomorrow against the Celtics.
NBA Daily Schedule: A half-dozen teams will be in action tonight, and we should see a couple good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Monday, January 6, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, FS North)
7:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets (Sportsnet One, YES, SportSouth)
10:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers (FS Florida, PRIME TICKET)
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