NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/17/14
NBA Player Updates 3/17: Heat and Clippers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 17, 2014
After a pretty busy NBA weekend, we’ll be getting St. Patrick’s day going strong with seven matchups on the slate. While we’re waiting on those tip-offs, we’ve got plenty to talk about. Here’s our daily look around the league at all the headlines and noteworthy players out there.
Gerald Green, SG, Phoenix Suns: Green has become quite the potent scorer this season, and he displayed that yet again yesterday against Toronto. He put up 28 points in the 121-113 victory, adding five rebounds and two assists to round out his line. Green had previously scored just 12 points in his last two games combined, so this was a return to form for him.
That’s two wins in a row for the Suns, who are 38-28 on the season so far. Up next is a road game in Brooklyn tonight.
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Ray Allen, SG, Miami Heat: The Heat got back to their winning ways yesterday, and Allen was a big part of that victory. He put up 25 points in the 113-104 win over the Rockets, which gives him at least 22 points in each of his last two outings. Allen had just one rebound for his other stats.
After losing five of six games, that’s a much-needed win for the Heat, who are 45-19 on the year. They’ll hit the road for two games this week: in Cleveland tomorrow and Boston Wednesday.
Stephen Curry, SG, Golden State Warriors: In one of yesterday’s most exciting games, the Warriors overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to edge the Trail Blazers. Curry went off after the break, scoring 28 of his 37 total points during the third and fourth quarters of the 113-112 victory. He added four rebounds and five assists to round things out.
That win stops a two-game slide for the Warriors, which brings them to 46-26 on the season. They’ve got a five-game home-stand coming up, starting tomorrow against the incoming Magic.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: It seems like we talk about Griffin all the time, but he obviously deserves some recognition this year. He put together another stellar line yesterday against the Cavaliers, posting 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the Clippers’ 102-80 victory. In his last five games, Griffin is averaging 27 points and nine rebounds in each appearance.
That’s 11 straight wins for the Clippers, who are just steamrolling people right now. They’re 48-20 on the season, and will test their streak tonight in Denver.
NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be out on the court tonight, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a good game or two. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Monday, March 17, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Bobcats (SportSouth)
Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSAZ)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, Sportsnet One, CSN-Chicago, FS Oklahoma HD)
Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets (ROOT Sports, CSN Houston)
8:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, CSNHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets (ESPN, Sportsnet One, PRIME TICKET, Altitude)
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