NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/4/14
NBA Player Updates 2/4: LeBron, Nowitzki, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 4, 2014
We’re coming off a very busy night in the NBA, and things will be easing up a bit this evening. We’ve got just four games on the schedule, but the good news is that we should be seeing some pretty good matchups mixed in there. While we’re waiting on tip-offs, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players out there making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: The Heat had a 63-point first half last night against the Pistons, and they were able to use that to hold off Detroit in an eventual 102-96 victory. James had a heavy hand in the game as usual, contributing 24 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. That’s his first double-double since January 23.
The Heat now have wins in five of their last six games to reach a record of 34-13. Next up is their six-game west coast road trip, which begins tomorrow in Los Angeles against the Clippers.
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Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs: Parker is beginning to put together some nice performances as of late. He was a scoring machine last night against the Pelicans, providing 32 points, two rebounds, nine assists and two blocks in the 102-95 Spurs victory. That line comes immediately after Parker’s double-double against Sacramento, and is his second 30-plus points game of the season so far.
The Spurs currently sit at 35-13 after wins in their last two games. That was the first matchup in a grueling nine-game road trip that will last until Feb. 21. Next up is a trip to DC tomorrow night to visit the Wizards.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: It’s been a while since Durant has reached 30 points in a game--by his standards, that is. He managed to hit that mark last night, though, with 31 points against the Grizzlies in an 86-77 win. Durant also posted eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block in his first 30-point outing since all the way back two games ago.
The Thunder are cruising right now, winning 11 of their last 12 outings. They’ll host Minnesota tomorrow night before heading to Orlando on Feb. 7.
Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Nowitzki had yet another productive outing last night against the Cavaliers, taking advantage of some permissive defense from Cleveland. He dropped a team-high 23 points, adding eight rebounds and two assists in the 124-107 win. That’s four straight games with at least 23 points for Nowitzki.
The Mavs have won three of their last four games, and are doing pretty well considering their expectations this season. They’re 28-21 right now. Dallas will head to Memphis tomorrow night to face the Grizzlies.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be out there tonight, but we should see some pretty good basketball nonetheless. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014:
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks (FSI, SportSouth)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves (TWC SN/TWC D, Fox Sports North Plu)
9:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns (NBATV, FSAZ, CSN-Chicago)
10:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Golden State Warriors (SportSouth, CSN Bay Area)
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