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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/22/14

NBA Player Updates 1/22: Nets and Heat Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 22, 2014

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After a fairly slow day in the NBA yesterday, we’ll be kicking back into gear this evening with 10 more matchups on the schedule. While we’re getting settled in and waiting for tip-offs, let’s take our daily look across the league and see which players are making headlines out there right now. Here’s the latest.

Andray Blatche, C, Brooklyn Nets: Blatche continued his recent string of strong play last night, and the Nets continued their recent winning ways. He provided 18 points in Brooklyn’s 101-90 win over Orlando, adding five rebounds and three assists. That makes at least 18 in three straight games for Blatche.
The Nets have won eight of their last nine, and are creeping back up toward .500 with an 18-22 record. Dallas will be coming to town on Friday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/22/14

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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James didn’t do so well from beyond the arc (0-of-4) last night against the Celtics, but was just fine in almost every other area. He led the team to a 93-86 win on the strength of 29 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. James has at least 25 points in eight of his last nine outings.
For all the talk of the Heat’s struggles, they’ve won three of their last four and sit at 30-12. The Lakers come to town tomorrow for the second installment of the Heat’s four-game home-stand.

Rudy Gay, SF, Sacramento Kings: Ever since his trade from the Raptors to the Kings, Gay has looked like a new man. He posted a stellar outing last night in a 114-97 win over the Pelicans, matching his career-high with 41 points. Gay also pumped in eight rebounds, three assists and five three-pointers in the victory.
The Kings are currently 2-3 on their road trip, which makes them 15-25 on the year. They’ll finish off their swing tonight in Houston.

Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: What else can we say about Durant? The guy has been brilliant lately, and he put up another awesome effort yesterday against the Trail Blazers. He managed 46 points in the 105-97 victory, adding five rebounds and four assists. That makes a crazy streak of at least 30 points in eight straight games.
The Thunder have a four-game win streak going and are 32-10 so far this year. Next up is a three-game road trip, starting tonight in San Antonio.

NBA Daily Schedule: 20 teams will be in action this evening, so there will be no shortage of good games to watch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Charlotte Bobcats (SSO-CHA, PRIME TICKET)
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOhio HD, CSN-Chicago)
Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, SportSouth)
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors (RSN, FSSW-DAL)
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (CSN, CSN-NE)

7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN-P)

8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets (CSN-CA, CSN Houston)
Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks (FS Detroit, FSN Wisconsin)
Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, KENS HD, FS Oklahoma HD)

10:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns (ESPN, Sportsnet One, FSIHD, FSAZ HD)

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