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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/1/14

NBA Player Updates 2/1: Durant's Streak Ends, Curry Goes Off, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

February 1, 2014

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After a pretty busy evening last night, we’ll be getting another dose of heavy NBA action in the coming hours. We’ve got 12 games to look forward to on this Saturday. Get your basketball fix today, as there’s just one game on the schedule tomorrow. With that said, let’s take our daily look around the NBA and see who’s making waves out there. Here’s the latest.

Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Just like usual, Randolph was all over the place against the Timberwolves last night. He posted 26 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 40 minutes during the 94-90 victory, which gives him a double-double in three of his last four outings.
That’s five straight wins in the bag for the Grizzlies, bringing them from .500 to 25-20 so far. They’re back at home tonight against the Bucks, then will hit the road again for OKC on Monday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/1/14

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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Speaking of OKC, this Kevin Durant fellow seems like he’s pretty good at this whole basketball thing. He had a 12-game streak with at least 30 points heading into last night’s game against the Nets, but was pulled from the blowout win with just 26. He was stellar from the field (10-of-12) in the 120-95 win, with seven assists, three rebounds and a steal to round things out.
That makes 10 straight wins for the Thunder, who are cruising right now at 38-10. They’ll finish off their three-game road trip tonight in Washington.

Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: Jefferson had a career night against the Lakers, matching his best scoring outing with a whopping 40 points in the victory. He also put up 18 rebounds, four assists and three steals on the way to the 110-100 win. That’s three straight double-doubles for Jefferson, and he’s repeated the feat in seven of his last eight.
It’s been an up and down year for the Cats, but they’ve won four of six overall to get to 21-27. They’re halfway through their four-game road trip, with stops remaining in Phoenix (tonight) and Golden State (Feb. 4).

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Moving on, let’s visit with the aforementioned Golden State team. Curry took full advantage of his bread-and-butter outside shooting last night, dropping a whopping eight threes in a 95-90 win over Utah. He ended up with 44 points (a season-high), four assists and two rebounds in 38 minutes of action.
The Warriors have won three of their last four to get to 29-19 on the season. They’ll get a few days off before a pair of home games Feb. 4 (Charlotte) and Feb. 6 (Chicago).

NBA Daily Schedule: 24 teams will be on the court today, so it’ll be a busy and hectic evening for NBA fans. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Saturday, February 1, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers (FSI, YES)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards (CSN, FS Oklahoma HD)

7:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks (FSSO, FS North)
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons (CSN, FS Detroit)

8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets (FSOhio HD, CSN Houston)
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies (SSO-MEM, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans (WGN-TV, FSNOLA)

8:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (News10, KENS HD)
Miami Heat at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, Sun Sports)

9:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ HD, SportSouth)

10:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Portland Trail Blazers (TSN, CSNNWHD)

10:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers (ROOT Sports, PRIME TICKET)

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