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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/26/14

NBA Player Updates 2/26: Harden Goes Off, Bulls Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

February 26, 2014

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With 10 games on tap for tonight, we’re seeing our heaviest action so far in the NBA this week. There should be plenty of sights to behold on the court tonight, but before we get into all that, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.

Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The Pacers aren’t necessarily known for scoring, but they certainly did that last night against the Lakers. George led the way for his team in the 118-98 win, logging 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. It was his fourth straight outing with at least 20.
The Pacers have won three of their last four games and stand at 43-13 on the season. Tomorrow night they’ll host Milwaukee.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/26/14

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Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: Noah has been helping to carry the Bulls during this better-than-expected season, and he did it again last night. He put up 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals in Chicago’s 107-103 win in Atlanta, which was his third consecutive double-double.
The Bulls have been rolling lately and are winners of six of their last seven. They’re now 30-26 on the year. The Warriors come to town tonight.

Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers: Lillard was great once again last night, and he gave the Blazers a big push in their win. He put up 31 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in a 100-95 win over the Nuggets that very well could have been a blowout. Lillard has now hit the 30-point mark in three of his last four games.
That’s three straight wins for the Blazers, who stand at 39-18 on the year so far. Their four-game home-stand begins tonight when Brooklyn comes to town.

James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: We could tell the Rockets were feeling it last night when they hung 42 points on the Kings in just the first quarter alone. Harden was great once again, logging a total of 43 points of his own, in addition to three steals, two rebounds and eight assists in Houston’s 129-103 victory. Harden has topped 30 points in three of his last five games.
The Rockets are steamrolling through this month, winning 10 of their last 11 games. They’re 39-18 overall. Their road trip comes to a close tonight in L.A. against the Clippers.

NBA Daily Schedule: 20 NBA teams will be in action tonight, so you should be able to find at least a few competitive games. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FS Florida)

7:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, SportSouth)

8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls (CSN-Chicago, CSN Bay Area)
New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, NBATV Canada, FSSW)
Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies (Sportsnet One, SportSouth, TWC SN/TWC D)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSOhio, FS Oklahoma HD)

8:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FS Detroit Plus)

9:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz (FSAZ, ROOT Sports)

10:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers (YES, CSNNWHD)

10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSN Houston, PRIME TICKET)

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