NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/14
NBA Player Updates 1/15: Knicks' Streak Ends, Pacers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 15, 2014
After a pretty light schedule (four games) in the NBA last night, the league will be kicking back into high gear this evening with 12 matchups on the slate. While we’re waiting on those upcoming tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there who are making headlines around the league. Here’s the latest.
Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: Jefferson didn’t have a whole lot of trouble inside with the size-challenged Knicks, and ended up having a good game. He posted 35 points and eight rebounds in the Bobcats’ 108-98 win, which snapped New York’s five-game string of victories. That’s Jefferson’s third time in the last five games he’s topped 20 points.
The win stops a three-game skid for Charlotte, and they sit at 16-23 on the season. They’re on a two-game trip now: tonight in Philly and Friday in Orlando.
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Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George was more of a scorer than anything else in last night’s game against the Kings. He posted 31 points (his best effort since Dec. 8) in the Pacers’ 116-92 win, but had just three rebounds. George had pulled down 26 combined boards over his previous two outings.
Indiana has won five of their last six, and has officially reached 30 wins (30-7). They’re at home against New York for a big rivalry game tomorrow night.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: After a relatively lackluster first half, the Grizzlies got physical and were able to overcome the Thunder. They’d end up with a 97-80 win, thanks in large part to Randolph’s 23 points and 13 rebounds. Over his last eight games, he has seven double-doubles.
That makes three wins in a row for the Grizzlies, who look like they’re finding their groove at 18-19. They’re in Milwaukee tonight.
Luol Deng, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: It seems Deng is getting used to his surroundings in Cleveland. He put together an epic shooting performance in his team’s 120-118 victory over the Lakers last night, including a perfect 5-for-5 from long range to post 27 total points. That’s more than the 22 he put up in his first two games as a Cavalier combined.
Cleveland has won three of their last four, but still has some work to do at 14-24. They’ll finish off their road trip tonight in Portland and Friday in Denver.
NBA Daily Schedule: There will be plenty of action for basketball fans to keep up with this evening; 24 teams will be out on the court. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, CSN-Chicago)
Charlotte Bobcats at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN-P, SSO-CHA)
Miami Heat at Washington Wizards (CSN, SunSpM)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics (Sportsnet One, CSN-NE)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks (SSO-MEM, FSN Wisconsin)
Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves (CSN-CA, FS North)
Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, CSN Houston)
Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, FSSW, ROOT Sports)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, TWC Sportsnet)
10:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, FSOhio HD)
10:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSNBayHD, Altitude)
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV Canada, FSSW-DAL, PRIME TICKET)
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