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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/11/14

NBA Player Updates 3/11: Clippers and Heat Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 11, 2014

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We’ve had a pretty steady run of NBA games recently, and that trend is continuing with tonight’s seven-matchup set. While we’re waiting on those tip-offs to begin, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.

Al Jefferson, C, Charlotte Bobcats: Jefferson has been schooling his opponents recently, and that trend continued last night against Denver. He put up 26 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in a stat-sheet-filling effort that helped Charlotte to a 105-98 win. That makes 27 double-doubles for Jefferson so far this year.
The Cats have won three of their last four games to get to 30-34 on the season. They’ll be in DC tomorrow to take on the Wizards.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/11/14

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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: After two games where he failed to crack the 20-point mark, James got back to his usual ways last night against the Wizards. He put up 23 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the Heat’s 99-90 win, leading his team in all three major categories. James has 11 steals in his last four games.
The win stops a three-game losing skid for the Heat and helps them get a little mojo back at 44-17. Their four-game home-stand continues tomorrow against Brooklyn.

Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, New York Knicks: With Carmelo Anthony sitting on the bench in the fourth quarter, Hardaway and the reserves took over the game against the 76ers last night. He put up 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting--including five three-pointers--in the 123-110 victory over Philly. It’s his first time breaking 20 this month (he had 22 against Golden State on Feb. 28).
Can the Knicks complete this improbable playoff run? Probably not, but the four-game win streak certainly helps. They’re 25-40 and will head to Boston tomorrow.

Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Griffin was definitely on his game last night against the Suns. He logged 37 points before fouling out late in the fourth during the Clippers’ 112-105 victory. He was an efficient 14-of-16 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line. Griffin also added six boards, three assists and a steal to his line.
The Clippers are sitting pretty at 45-20 after their eight-game win streak. Tomorrow, they’ll welcome the Warriors to town to try and make it nine in a row.

NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be in action tonight, so there should be plenty to distract us basketball fans. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSNHD)

7:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons (CSN-CA, FS Detroit)

8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls (FSSW, WGN-TV)
Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (CSNNWHD, SportSouth)
Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves: (FS North, Fox Sports Wisconsin)
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, Sportsnet One, CSN Houston, FS Oklahoma HD)

10:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors (FSSW, CSN Bay Area)

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