NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/23/14
NBA Player Updates 2/23: Mavericks, Warriors, Today's TV Schedule and More
February 23, 2014
We’ve got a busy NBA schedule set for today, with eight games tipping off in the coming hours. Before we get settled in and reserve those spots on the couch, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Bobcats: Two games after dropping a career-high 16 assists, Walker broke out yet again in yesterday’s game against Memphis. He provided 31 points in his team’s 92-89 victory, adding eight rebounds, five assists and a steal for good measure. That’s five straight double-digit scoring outings for him.
The Bobcats have had their share of ups and downs this season, but after a four-game win streak, they’re getting close to .500 at 27-30. They have a tough three-game road trip coming up, however, starting on Feb. 28 against the Spurs.
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Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Nowitzki has been on fire over the last few games, and he continued that run last night against Detroit. He put up 24 points, four rebounds and an assist in the Mavs’ 113-102 win, which was his third straight game with at least 22 points.
That’s two straight wins for Dallas, and they’re 8-2 in their last 10 games. That gives them an overall record of 34-23 so far. Their three-game road trip finishes off tomorrow night against the hapless Knicks.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: George certainly had his long-shot working last night against Milwaukee. He was stellar from beyond the arc (5-of-7), producing 32 points in his team’s 110-100 win. George also added five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in a busy evening.
Since Feb. 7, the Pacers have alternated wins with losses, so they’ll need to string a few victories together to get back on track. Their next game is a home tilt against the Lakers on Tuesday.
Jermaine O’Neal, C, Golden State Warriors: The night belonged to O’Neal against the Nets. He was in rare form, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds in the Warriors’ 93-86 victory. That’s the first time O’Neal has reached double-digits in scoring since Feb. 8 against Phoenix (11).
That makes wins in four of Golden State’s last five games. They currently sit at 34-22. Up next is a six-game Midwest and east coast road trip, starting tomorrow in Detroit.
NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action today, so it shouldn’t be too tough to find a good game or two. Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Sunday, February 23, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (ABC)
3:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (ABC)
6:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers (CSN, FSOhio)
Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors (TSN, FS Florida)
8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Denver Nuggets (CSN-CA, Altitude)
9:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns (ESPN, TSN2, FSAZ, CSN Houston)
Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers (YES, TWC SN/TWC D)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FS North)
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