NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/14
NBA Player Updates 1/9: Hawks Shock Pacers, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 9, 2014
After what’s been a pretty busy stretch across the league, the NBA will be slowing down this evening with just two games on the schedule. That said, both are nationally televised and should be pretty good games. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what everyone’s up to right now.
Tim Duncan, PF, San Antonio Spurs: The Spurs didn’t have a whole lot of trouble with the Mavericks last night, thanks to Duncan. He posted 16 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s 112-90 victory over Dallas, which was his third double-double in a row. In that span, Duncan has put up 59 points and 41 rebounds in all.
All three of those games have been wins for the Spurs; They currently stand at 28-8 on the year. San Antonio will pick it back up on Jan. 12 at home against Minnesota.
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Kyle Korver, SG, Atlanta Hawks: In a pretty unexpected turn of events, the Hawks came out firing against the Pacers last night and didn’t let up. Korver led the way for Atlanta, posting a team-high 17 points (including 3-of-5 on his signature 3-point shots) on the way to a 97-87 victory over Indiana. It was Korver’s best scoring output in the past seven games.
The win halts a three-game skid for Atlanta; They’re now 19-17. The Hawks will pick it back up tomorrow against the incoming Rockets.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Speaking of the Rockets, let’s look at Harden for a moment. He had a great night against the Lakers, posting 38 points in his team’s 113-99 victory. The game continues an awesome trend from Harden; He’s put up at least 37 in his last three outings. He also has at least 27 points in four of his last seven.
The Rockets have won their last two and stand at 23-13. They’ll be hitting the road for a four-game trip now, starting in Atlanta tomorrow.
Nicolas Batum, SF, Portland Trail Blazers: Batum was flat-out awesome last night against the Magic. He put up 14 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists (a career-high) in his team’s 110-94 win. That’s Batum’s third consecutive game with at least a double-double; He’s averaging 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds on the season so far.
The victory stops a two-game skid for Portland and brings them to 27-9 on the year. Next up is another home game against Boston on Saturday.
NBA Daily Schedule: With just four teams out there on the court tonight, it won’t be tough for NBA fans to decide what to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and broadcast information for each matchup.
Thursday, January 9, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at New York Knicks (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets (TNT, FS Oklahoma HD)
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