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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/21/14

NBA Player Updates 2/21: LeBron's Injury, Faried, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

February 21, 2014

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After a pretty light schedule last night (three games), the NBA will be kicking back into high gear tonight, with 10 matchups on the schedule. While we’re waiting for tip-off time to arrive, let’s take a closer look at some of the headlines from around the league in our daily NBA news update. Here’s the latest.

Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: Faried was as efficient as ever last night against Milwaukee. He ended up going 11-of-15 for a game-high 26 points in the Nuggets’ 101-90 victory, adding six rebounds and two assists for good measure. Faried has now scored at least 21 points in three of his last eight games, with two double-doubles in that span.
That win stops the hemorrhaging on a five-game losing streak for Denver, who is 25-28 so far. They’ll finish off this brief two-game road trip tonight in Chicago.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/21/14

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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Heat fans around the world gasped when James hit the floor after a dunk and came up with a bloody nose during Miami’s game last night against the Thunder. He ended up coming out and didn’t return, but had already done 33 points and seven rebounds worth of damage in the eventual 103-81 victory. The good news is that James passed his initial concussion tests and will be reevaluated in Miami. He’s currently dealing with a swollen nose at the least.
The Heat are on a four-game win streak that’s brought them to 39-14 so far. They’ll get a couple days off before hosting Chicago on Sunday.

David Lee, C, Golden State Warriors: It wasn’t necessarily a neat win, but the Warriors got the job done last night against the Rockets. Lee led the way with 28 points and 14 rebounds in the 102-99 overtime win, which was his fourth straight double-double. Stephen Curry added 25 more on 5-of-8 three-point shooting.
The 33-22 Warriors have won three of their last four games. They’ll be in action next tomorrow night at home against Brooklyn, then set out on a six-game road trip.

NBA Daily Schedule: It’ll be a busy one tonight, with 20 teams out on the court around the league. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Friday, February 21, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Bobcats (FSNOLA, SportSouth)
New York Knicks at Orlando Magic (MSG, FS Florida)
Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSSW)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FSOhio)

7:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons (FS Detroit, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, NBATV Canada, Altitude, WCIU, The U)
Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies (SportSouth, PRIME TICKET)

9:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, KENS HD)

10:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, ROOT Sports)

10:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSNHD, TWC SN/TWC D)

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