NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/11/14
NBA Player Updates 1/11: Clippers and Bulls Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 11, 2014
After a heavy 12-game set in the NBA last night, we’re getting another major dose of games with today’s nine-matchup schedule. Before we get settled in and wait on those tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings and players around the league right now.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The combination of great defense by Indiana and lousy shooting by Atlanta led to a lopsided Pacers victory last night. George had an off-shooting night that resulted in just eight points (2-of-14 from the floor) but added 14 rebounds and six assists in the 93-66 win. Indiana limited Atlanta to just 29 second-half points.
George and the gang will be getting back to business Jan. 14 at home against the Kings. The Pacers have won four of their last five and stand at 29-7.
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Carlos Boozer, PF, Chicago Bulls: The expectation was that Chicago would be tanking without Luol Deng and Derrick Rose this season, but they’ve been doing anything but. Boozer returned to the floor last night after a two-game absence (knee) to post 19 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s 81-72 victory. It was his 10th double-double of the season.
The Bulls are on a four-game win streak and currently sit at 16-18. Next up, they’ll host the Bobcats tonight, and the Wizards come to town Monday.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin was an absolute beast last night against the Lakers. He had a season-best shooting performance out there, with 32 points on 12-of-15 from the floor. The result was a 123-87 blowout, and Griffin’s 12 rebounds gave him his first double-double in the last four games.
The Clippers have won five of their last six games. They’re carrying a 26-13 record. The Mavericks will be coming to town in their next game on Jan. 15.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: The Warriors have been eking by in a lot of games this season, and last night’s win over the Celtics was just the latest. Curry came through in the clutch, providing the game-winning shot with just over two seconds left. The result was a 99-97 victory and the latest high note in a heart-attack-inducing campaign. Curry also provided seven rebounds, four assists and a steal.
This win is the Warriors’ first since getting their 10-game victory streak snapped by the Nets. They stand at 25-14 right now. Next up is a home game against the Nuggets on Jan. 15.
NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be in action today, so we basketball fans will have all sorts of options. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Saturday, January 11, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, YES)
Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSN Houston)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons (FSAZ HD, FS Detroit)
New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers (MSG, CSN-P)
8:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Chicago Bulls (SSO-CHA, CSN-Chicago)
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSN Wisconsin, FS Oklahoma HD)
8:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks (FSNOLA, FSSW-DAL)
9:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets (Altitude 2, FS Florida)
10:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, CSN-NE)
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