NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/14
NBA Player Updates 1/8: Heat and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 8, 2014
There were 12 games across the NBA last night, and we’ll be getting another heavy dose with nine matchups this evening. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on the tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Anderson Varejao, C, Cleveland Cavaliers: A few days after setting the franchise mark for rebounds, Varejao was back at it again last night. He put up 18 points and 14 rebounds in a 111-93 victory over the 76ers, which marks his third double-double in the last six games.
The Cavs are 2-2 over their last four games for a 12-23 record. They’re beginning a five game road trip out west this week, starting in Utah on Friday.
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Roy Hibbert, C, Indiana Pacers: Hibbert was a familiar fixture at the foul line against the Raptors last night, and his free throws helped the Pacers take the win. He put up 13 free-throw attempts in the 86-79 victory, making 12 of them. Hibbert also contributed 22 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
The Pacers have only lost once in their last nine games on their way to a 28-6 record. They’ll be in Atlanta tonight before heading home for a four-game stretch.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Over the past couple of games, James has gotten back to his high-scoring ways. He put up 32 points on 13-of-22 from the floor on the way to a 107-88 victory over the Pelicans. James also added five assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals. It’s his second consecutive game with at least 30.
The Heat have won three in a row and stand at 107-88. They’ll be hitting the road for a six-game trip, starting tomorrow night in a nationally-televised matchup against the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Speaking of the Knicks, they got a rare win streak going after a victory over the Pistons last night. Anthony led the way as usual, putting up 34 points in the 89-85 win. He went 6-of-7 from three-point range and was really the only offensive force the Knicks had all evening.
After tomorrow’s game against the Heat, the 12-22 Knicks will head to Philly on Saturday. New York has won three of their last four.
NBA Daily Schedule: We’ll be seeing 18 teams out on the court tonight, so we should be getting some good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, CW35, FSSW-DAL)
Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors (RSN, FS Detroit)
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks (FSIHD, SportSouth)
Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNBayHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans (CSN, FSNOLA)
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets (Sportsnet One, CSN Houston, TWC Sportsnet)
9:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves (ESPN, FSAZ HD, FS North)
10:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FS Florida)
10:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN-NE, PRIME TICKET)
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