Visit SportsChat Premium

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/24/14

NBA Player Updates 1/24: Heat and Trail Blazers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 24, 2014

See the Latest Odds


After a very light schedule last night (two games), the NBA will be getting back to it this evening, with a whopping 13 games on the slate. Before we get settled in and wait for those tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at who’s making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: After a strong first half, the Heat were able to hang on and defeat the Lakers last night. Bosh led the team in the 109-102 victory, posting 31 points, six rebounds and a nice 15-of-22 line from the floor. Miami is 8-0 all time when Bosh takes at least 20 shots, so maybe he should pull that proverbial trigger a little more often.
The Heat have won four of their last five to make it 31-12 on the season so far. Two more home games left on this current stand: Sunday against the Spurs and Jan. 29 against OKC.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/24/14

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Spo

LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: Maybe we should recount those All-Star Team votes. Aldridge was an absolute beast last night against the Nuggets, posting a career-high 44 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 110-105 victory. He now has at least 25 in his last six straight games, and just seems to be getting more dominant with each outing.
The win stops a two-game skid for the Blazers and puts them at 32-11. They’ll host Minnesota tomorrow before hitting the road to face the Warriors on Sunday.

NBA Statistical Leaders: It’s been a while since we’ve checked out the stats column in the NBA, and with last night’s thin schedule, this morning seems like a good time to revisit the numbers. Here’s a snapshot of the current leaders in some of the key categories around the league.

Points Per Game: Kevin Durant, OKC (31.0)
Rebounds Per Game: DeAndre Jordan, LAC (13.9)
Field Goal Percentage: DeAndre Jordan, LAC (64.1)
Assists Per Game: Chris Paul, LAC (11.2)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage: Marco Belinelli, SAS (49.3)
Steals Per Game: Ricky Rubio, MIN (2.66)
Blocks Per Game: Anthony Davis, NOP (3.00)

NBA Daily Schedule: Basketball fans will have to budget their time very wisely this evening, as there will be a lot of action to catch. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Friday, January 24, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic (FS Florida, TWC SN/TWC D)
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (TSN2, CSN)

7:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks (FSSO, FSSW)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS Oklahoma HD)
Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSSW-DAL)
Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOhio HD, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
New Orleans Pelicans at Detroit Pistons (FSNOLA, FS Detroit Plus)
Charlotte Bobcats at New York Knicks (MSG, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, NBATV Canada, WCIU, The U, PRIME TICKET)
Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets (SSO-MEM, CSN Houston)

9:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns (CSN+, FSAZ HD)

10:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings (FSI, News10)

10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, CSNBayHD, FS North)

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.


CLICK HERE to See Who The EXPERTS Pick In This Game

Comments (0)

This thread has been closed from taking new comments.
Free Premium Picks by Text from Sports Chat Experts
Top 10 Sport Sites