NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/27/14
NBA Player Updates 2/27: Bulls, Cavs, Mavs, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 27, 2014
After a busy week so far, the NBA will be dialing it back a bit tonight with just four games on the schedule. That said, we’ll be getting back to the heavy slates soon enough. Let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the players who are making news out there for their on-court performances.
Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic: Vucevic was on point yet again last night, continuing his run of strong play. He posted 21 points and 13 rebounds--both team-highs--in the Magic’s 101-90 victory over the 76ers. That gives Vucevic 26 double-doubles on the season so far, and three in a row.
The win breaks a two-game skid for Orlando, who are 18-42. Up next is the finale in their four-game road trip Saturday in Miami.
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Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: It seems like we’ve been talking about Noah a lot lately, and that makes sense. He’s been one of the strongest players on the team this season, and evidenced that last night against the Warriors with eight points, 17 rebounds and seven assists in the 103-83 win. That breaks a string of three straight double-doubles for Noah.
The 31-26 Bulls have won two straight and seven of their last eight overall. They’re in Dallas to visit the Mavs tomorrow night.
Monta Ellis, PG, Dallas Mavericks: Speaking of the Mavericks, let’s take a look at Ellis. He led the way against the Pelicans, logging 23 points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in the 108-89 victory. That makes two games in a row that he’s scored at least 22 points.
The Mavs have won four straight and sit at 36-23 on the season. After Chicago, they’ll start out a two-game road trip in San Antonio on March 2.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers: The Cavaliers had a tough task ahead of them last night, taking on the always-dangerous Thunder. Irving was certainly up to the task, though, finishing with 31 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the 114-104 victory. Irving has nine assists in three of the last four games.
The win stops a three-game losing streak for the Cavs, who are 23-36 so far. Up next is a home game against the Jazz tomorrow night.
NBA Daily Schedule: There are just eight teams in action tonight, but we should see at least a couple of competitive games. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Thursday, February 27, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers (FSI, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (TSN, CSN+)
8:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Miami Heat (TNT, NBATV Canada)
10:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets (TNT, NBATV Canada, YES)
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