NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/14/14
NBA Player Updates 1/14: Spurs and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 14, 2014
We’ve got a relatively light schedule coming up tonight in the NBA (four games), but the league will be returning to heavy action very soon. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy players out there this morning and see who’s making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard put up a great game last night, leading his team to a victory over the Celtics. He managed 32 points and 11 rebounds in the 104-92 win, which marked his third double-double in the last four games. It was also Howard’s fourth 30-point effort of the season so far. He had two assists and a block to round things out.
That makes four wins in five games for the Rockets, who are now 25-14. Up next is the final game of their current road trip, tomorrow in New Orleans.
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Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: After a strong start, the Knicks faded down the stretch and almost gave away a 14-point lead over the Suns. They were able to persevere in overtime, however, thanks largely to Anthony’s big numbers. He put up 29 points and 16 rebounds in the 98-96 victory, and he’s posted at least 25 points in five of seven games in 2014.
The Knicks have won five in a row to pull to 15-22. They have a mini-road-trip coming up, with games in Charlotte (tonight) and Indianapolis (Thursday).
Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs: Parker stayed hot last night against the Pelicans, and he was able to guide his team to a nice win. He managed 27 points and seven assists in the 101-95 victory, going 9-of-15 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Parker now has at least 25 points in two of his last three outings.
The Spurs have wins in eight of their last nine games to sit at 30-8. They return home tomorrow for a matchup against Utah that marks the beginning of a four-game home-stand.
Monta Ellis, PG, Dallas Mavericks: The Mavs got a victory over Orlando last night, and Ellis was the one of the team’s big contributors. He put up 21 points, three assists and three rebounds in the 107-88 win, doing the damage on 8-of-18 shooting. Ellis has at least 21 points in his last four straight outings.
That’s three wins in a row for the Mavericks, who are 23-16 on the season. They’re back in action tomorrow night in L.A. against the Clippers.
NBA Daily Schedule: We’ve got just eight teams in action this evening, but we should be seeing some pretty good matchups mixed in there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Charlotte Bobcats (MSG, SSO-CHA)
Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, FSIHD, CSN-CA)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies (Sportsnet One, SSO-MEM, FS Oklahoma HD)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers (FSOhio HD, TWC Sportsnet/TWC De)
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