NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/16/14
NBA Player Updates 1/16: Celtics and Rockets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 16, 2014
After a very hectic evening in the NBA last night, things will be cooling off a bit this evening. We’ve only got three matchups on the upcoming schedule, but they’re all nationally televised and should make for some pretty good basketball. That said, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings around the league right now.
John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards: The Wizards posted a nice win over the Heat last night, mostly thanks to Wall. He put up 25 points on 7-of-14 shooting in the 114-97 victory, just missing a double-double with nine assists. That’s Wall’s highest scoring total since Dec. 30.
Next up for the 18-19 Wizards is game No. 2 in their five-game home-stand. That one’s against the Bulls tomorrow night.
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Jared Sullinger, PF, Boston Celtics: Sullinger had it going on last night against the Raptors. He posted a career night: 25 points and 20 rebounds (a personal best for him) in the Celtics’ 88-83 victory. That’s Sullinger’s third double-double in the last four games, and his fourth consecutive double-digit rebounding effort.
The win snaps an ugly losing streak for the Celtics, who sit at 14-26 on the season so far. They’ll host the Lakers tomorrow before hitting the road early next week.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings: Another day, another double-double for Cousins. He posted his 12th in a row last night against the Timberwolves, with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 111-108 victory. Cousins has reached the 20-point mark six times in the last seven games. He also coughed it up five times, which is his highest turnover mark since Dec. 27.
That makes four wins in the last five games for the Kings, but they’re still just 14-23. Their six-game road trip continues tomorrow in Memphis.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Harden has had a nice 2014 so far, and that trend continued last night against the Pelicans. He made 7-of-14 from the floor and posted 26 points in a 103-100 win. He also added seven assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Harden’s 26 was his highest scoring output since January 8.
That’s three wins in a row for the Rockets, and five of their last six. They stand at 26-14. Up next is a five-game home-stand, starting against the Thunder tonight.
NBA Daily Schedule: The NBA action will be starting earlier than usual this afternoon, so make sure you’re tuned in before tip-off. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Thursday, January 16, 2014:
3:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks (NBATV, YES, SportSouth)
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers (TNT, NBATV Canada, MSG)
9:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets (TNT, NBATV Canada)
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