NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/6/14
NBA Player Updates 2/6: Heat, Rockets, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 6, 2014
We’re coming off a busy 12-game schedule in the NBA, and today will see things calm down quite a bit. We’ve got just two matchups on the schedule today, but both games should be pretty good. That said, let’s take a moment to look across the league and see which players are making headlines out there this morning. Here’s the latest.
Steve Blake, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers have been decimated by injuries, evidenced by the fact that they relied on newly-returned PG Blake to put in 40 minutes of action in their 119-108 win over Cleveland last night. He responded well, putting up a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Blake’s still pretty rusty, though; He turned the ball over seven times.
The win stops an ugly seven-game skid for the Lakers, who are 17-32 so far. Their three-game road trip concludes in Philly tomorrow.
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Jeff Green, PF, Boston Celtics: There wasn’t much defense going on in the Celtics’ game against the Sixers last night. Green took full advantage of that, posting 36 points while adding eight rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals. Boston got the win 114-108. As for Green, he’s had an up-and-down year, scoring in single-digits during two of the last five.
After losing four, the Celtics have won their last two and stand at 17-33. They’ll host Sacramento tomorrow and Dallas on Feb. 9.
Dwight Howard, C, Houston Rockets: Howard had another productive game last night for the Rockets, and it resulted in another win. He put up 34 points and 14 rebounds in Houston’s 112-108 victory over Phoenix, which gives him seven double-doubles in the last nine games. On the season, Howard is averaging 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in 50 games.
That’s four wins in a row for the Rockets, who stand at 33-17 so far. A two-game road trip is in the cards next, with stops in Milwaukee (Saturday) and Minnesota (Monday).
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Last night’s big-name clash between the Heat and Clippers lived up to expectations. James was busy as usual, logging 41 minutes with 31 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists for his second double-double in a row. James also had seven turnovers in the 116-112 win, so it wasn’t all good news. Still, the team was able to overcome a whopping 43-point effort from Blake Griffin on the other side.
That makes six wins in seven games for the Heat, who just played the first installment of their six-game western road trip. Up next is the Jazz on Saturday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just four teams will be out on the court in the NBA tonight, but both games are nationally televised. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with when and where you can catch the games.
Thursday, February 6, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets (TNT, NBATV Canada, YES)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors (TNT, NBATV Canada, WGN-TV)
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