NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/12/14
NBA Player Updates 3/12: Thunder and Spurs Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 12, 2014
We’ve been getting a steady fix of NBA games over the last several days, and that trend will be continuing tonight. We’ve got 11 matchups to look forward to in the coming hours, so while we’re waiting on those tip-offs, let’s check out some of the big names out there who are making headlines around the league. Here’s the latest.
Andrew Bynum, C, Indiana Pacers: There was a Bynum sighting yesterday, and it helped the Pacers get over the hump against Boston. Making his debut with Indiana, Bynum posted eight points and 10 rebounds in the 94-83 victory, which was his first time on the court in a game since Dec. 26 with the Cavs. He’s played 25 games so far this season.
The Pacers needed this one; They’d lost four in a row. Still, their record is a shiny 47-17 this season, and they’re going into a nice matchup against the woeful 76ers on Thursday.
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Manu Ginobili, SG, San Antonio Spurs: It’s tough scoring against the Bulls (let alone beating them) in Chicago these days, but the Spurs did just that yesterday. Ginobili led the way for his team, scoring 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the 104-96 victory. San Antonio was up by 32 at one point, so it wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate.
That’s a seven-game win streak for the Spurs, who are now 47-16 on the season. They’ve got a three-game home-stand up next, starting tonight against Portland.
Kevin Love, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Two days after nearly missing a triple-double against the Raptors, Love sniffed one again last night against the Bucks. He put up 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in his team’s 112-101 win, adding three blocks to round out his line. That makes three straight double-doubles for Love.
The T-Wolves are back above .500 now, sitting at 32-31 on the year. They’ve got a day to get ready for their next game, which is tomorrow in Charlotte.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Now let’s move on to another Kevin over there in Oklahoma City. Not to be outdone, Durant was coming off a triple-double of his own against the Lakers, and carried that momentum into last night’s game against the Rockets. He put up 42 points, five rebounds and four assists in the 106-98 victory, which is the second time he’s reached that total in just the last four games.
Now let’s check out the Thunder’s upcoming schedule. They’ve won just one of the last three games, but still stand tall at 47-17. Next, they’ll host the Lakers to try and improve on that.
NBA Daily Schedule: 22 teams will be in action tonight, so it won’t be too hard to find a good matchup out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat (ESPN, YES, Sun Sports)
Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic (Altitude2, FS Florida)
Sacramento Kings at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSN-CA)
Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, FS Detroit)
Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards (CSN, SportSouth)
7:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (MSG, CSNHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, SportSouth)
9:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz (FSSW, ROOT Sports)
9:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, NBATV, FSSW, CSNNWHD)
10:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FSOhio)
10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (Sportsnet One, CSN Bay Area, PRIME TICKET)
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