NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/9/14
NBA Player Updates 3/9: Spurs and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 9, 2014
After a relatively light day yesterday, the NBA is getting back to business today with nine more games on the schedule. Before we get settled in and wait on those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players everyone is talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: Are the Knicks on--dare we say it--a win streak? They’ve got a little something going, but their playoff hopes are still incredibly dim. Anthony helped his team get another victory last night, logging 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a stat-sheet-filling effort against Cleveland, with New York coming out on top 107-97.
That’s three wins in a row for the Knicks, who are still on the outside looking in at 24-40. The good news for them is that they’ve got some winnable games coming up, starting tomorrow against the Sixers.
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Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies: Conley seems to have recovered well since his dud against Brooklyn last week. He put up a nice line against Charlotte yesterday, logging 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in the 111-89 win. He’s now reached at least 20 points in three of the last five games, and has kept his turnovers down (two in each of his last two appearances) as well.
That makes wins in the last four of five games for the Grizzlies, who are 36-26 on the season thus far. They’ll play again on Tuesday at home against Portland.
Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs: Parker did much of the heavy lifting in a win over the Magic yesterday, providing his team with a spark that carried them throughout the game. He finished with 30 points, five assists and a rebound in the 121-112 victory, which is his highest points total since returning from injury.
The Spurs have now won six straight games to get to 46-16 on the season. Their next game is in Chicago on Tuesday.
DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: Jordan showed off his scoring and rebounding skills once again as the Clippers edged out the Hawks yesterday. He put up 13 points and 12 rebounds in the narrow 109-108 victory, which gives him three straight double-doubles. Jordan has attained that level in six of his last seven outings.
The Clippers have rattled off seven straight wins to get to 44-20 on the year. This three-game home-stand continues tomorrow when the Suns come to town.
NBA Daily Schedule: 18 teams will be out on the court tonight, so it won’t be hard to find a good matchup or three. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, March 9, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls (ABC)
3:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (ABC)
6:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, Altitude)
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (NBATV, CSNHD, FS Detroit)
Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSN-CA)
7:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (KGWHD, CSN Houston)
Toronto Raptors at Minnesota Timberwolves: (Sportsnet One, Fox Sports North Plu)
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Dallas Mavericks (FSI, FSSW)
9:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, FSAZ, CSN Bay Area)
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