NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/14/14
NBA Player Updates 3/14: Bulls and Thunder Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 14, 2014
There wasn’t much going on in the NBA last night, with just three games on the schedule. We’ll be getting back to business in a major way tonight, however, with 10 matchups out there. While we’re waiting, here’s a look at some of the headlines from around the league this morning.
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls: Watching Noah flirt with a triple-double is getting to be a nightly occurrence in Chicago. He did just that last night against the Rockets, coming up with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the Bulls’ 111-87 win. Since his latest triple-double on March 5, he now has two double-doubles in four games.
The Bulls have won two of their last three games to get to 36-29 on the season. Up next is a home game against the Kings tomorrow, then Oklahoma City comes to town for what should be a great game on Monday.
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Jeremy Lin, PG, Houston Rockets: On the other side, Lin had a pretty good game--and that’s an encouraging sign given his recent struggles. He posted 21 points, two rebounds and three assists, which is his second time topping 20 in the last three games.
We’ll see if he can keep it going in Miami on Sunday.
Jeff Teague, PG, Atlanta Hawks: Teague had himself a solid outing against the Bucks last night (despite the seven turnovers). He put up 22 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two blocks during the 102-97 victory. That’s his first time hitting the 20-point mark since his four-game stretch doing it late last month.
After dropping six games, the Hawks have now won their last two. Tomorrow, Denver comes to town, then the team will head to Charlotte on Monday.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Two games after losing to the Lakers in L.A. the Thunder got their revenge. They set the tone from the opening quarter, jumping out to a 33-19 lead in the first. Durant poured in 29 points, four rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in the 131-102 win, which is a relatively low point total for him given his dominance this season.
That’s now two straight wins for Oklahoma City, following two straight losses. They’ll host Dallas on Sunday, then will hit the road for a three-game trip starting in Chicago on Monday.
NBA Daily Schedule: A full 20 teams will be out on the court tonight, so it should be no problem to find a good matchup or three out there. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, March 14, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Bobcats (FS North, SportSouth)
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic (CSN, FS Florida)
Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers (FSI, CSN)
Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors (TSN, SportSouth)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics (FSAZ, CSNHD)
Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat (Altitude, Sun Sports)
8:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, CSNNWHD)
8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, KENS HD, TWC SN/TWC D)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz (ROOT Sports, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (FSOhio, CSN Bay Area)
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