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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/22/14

NBA Player Updates 3/22: Heat and Knicks Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 22, 2014

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We’re continuing a busy stretch in the NBA tonight. Following last night’s 10-game set, we’ve got eight more matchups to look forward to this evening. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what some of the notable names are up to out there right now. Here’s the latest.

Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: Last night was a red-letter date for George. He tallied his second career triple-double against the Bulls in a 91-79 victory. George wasn’t all that great shooting the ball, but ended up with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Still, any triple-double is notable against a tough defensive team like Chicago.
The Pacers have won five of their last six games and sit at 51-18 on the season so far. They’ll head out for a two-game trip starting in Memphis tonight, then Chicago on Monday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/22/14

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Amar’e Stoudemire, PF, New York Knicks: At this point, no one wants to be the team that loses to the Sixers. That almost happened last night, as the Knicks blew a 91-74 lead and barely held off Philadelphia. Stoudemire was the high man for New York, posting 22 points and 10 rebounds in the eventual 93-92 victory,
The Knicks are still scratching and clawing for that last playoff spot. They’ve won eight in a row to get to 29-40. They host Cleveland tomorrow before heading out west.

Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans: Helping the Knicks out last night were the Pelicans, who took some steam out of the Hawks’ recent run. Davis was stellar yet again, posting 34 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in the 111-105 victory. That’s the third game in a row he’s managed at least 34 points as his solid season continues.
New Orleans has won two of their last three and stands at 28-40 on the year. Their four-game home-stand begins tonight against the incoming Heat.

LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: LeBron was back out on the floor last night against the Grizzlies, following a missed game due to back spasms. He wasn’t exactly dominant in the 91-86 win, but was active all over the stat sheet. James managed 15 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block.
The Heat have won three of their last four and are 47-20 on the season. After tonight in New Orleans, they’ll host Portland Monday.

NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action this evening, so it will be yet another busy outing for the NBA. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.

Saturday, March 22, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Bobcats (CSNNWHD, SportSouth)

7:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers (Sportsnet One, FSOhio, CSN Houston)

8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls (CSN, WGN-TV)
Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies (FSI, SportSouth)
Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, Sun Sports)

9:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz (FS Florida, ROOT Sports)

10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, FSSW, CSN Bay Area)
Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers (FS Detroit, PRIME TICKET)

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