NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/20/14
NBA Player Updates 1/20: Magic, Spurs, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 20, 2014
We’ll be getting a pretty heavy dose of NBA action on this holiday Monday; There are 10 games coming up in the next few hours. While we’re getting settled in and awaiting kickoff, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Arron Afflalo, SG, Orlando Magic: Afflalo was all over the paint yesterday, and it worked out well for the Magic. He matched a career-high with 13 rebounds, coupled with a team-high 20 points in the 93-91 win over the Celtics. That’s his first double-up since the 2011-2012 season.
The win halts a 10-game losing streak for the Magic, and they’ll try to build on it tomorrow night in Brooklyn. After that it’s back home to face Atlanta on Wednesday.
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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Coming off a career-high 54-point effort against the Warriors, Durant was hard-pressed for an encore. He managed to post an impressive line anyway, however, and came away with 30 points and nine assists in the 108-93 win over Sacramento. That’s his seventh straight game with at least 30.
That’s three straight wins for the Thunder, who stand at 31-10. One more home game (tomorrow against Portland) before they hit the road for a three-game set.
Tim Duncan, PF, San Antonio Spurs: The Spurs got out to a big lead against the Bucks (29-16 after the first quarter) and never looked back. Duncan was productive as usual, accounting for 11 points and 13 rebounds in the 110-82 win. The Bucks have the worst record in the NBA and haven’t won yet in 2014. As for Duncan, it’s his first double-double in the last five games.
The Spurs are 7-1 in their last eight games and are 32-9 on the season. They’ll host OKC on Wednesday before a three-game road trip starting later this week.
Channing Frye, C, Phoenix Suns: Frye was excellent from three-point range yesterday, dropping five treys en route to a 117-103 victory over the Nuggets. He’d finish with a season-high 30 points, five rebounds and three blocks. It was a nice statistical bounce-back after he registered just six points in his last outing.
After a three-game skid, Phoenix has won two of three for a 23-17 mark. They’ll face a tough test Wednesday when the Pacers come to town.
NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action today, so it should make for a nice afternoon/evening of on-court action. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, January 20, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSSW-DAL, FSOhio HD)
Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, PRIME TICKET)
2:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Bobcats (RSN, SSO-CHA)
Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards (CSN, TCN-PHI)
2:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (ESPN, NBATV Canada, MSG, YES)
5:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies (NBATV, FSNOLA, SSO-MEM)
5:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks (SunSpM, SportSouth)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, TWC Sportsnet)
Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (TNT, TSN2)
10:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors (TNT, TSN2)
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