NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/25/14
NBA Player Updates 3/25: Thunder and Heat Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 25, 2014
There are just four games on the NBA schedule tonight, which feels a little light after we were spoiled with lots of action over the weekend. That said, we should see some pretty good matchups out there. Before we settle in and wait on those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Coming off a big-time performance against the Cavaliers over the weekend, Harden was at it again last night against the Bobcats. He put up 31 points in the 100-89 victory, adding five assists and three rebounds to round out his line. That’s his second consecutive game with 30-plus, and his third in five games.
The 48-22 Rockets have won four straight. They’ve got two more home games on the schedule this week: Thursday against Philly and Saturday against the Clippers.
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LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: Since his return from a one-game absence due to injury, James has been getting, well, LeBron-ier with each passing appearance. This time, he scored 32 in a much-needed win against the Trail Blazers. James also put up six rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Heat took it 93-91.
Since March 18, Miami is 3-2 for a 48-21 mark on the year. Three road games stand on the Heat’s schedule this week: the Pacers tomorrow, Detroit Friday and Milwaukee Saturday.
Taj Gibson, PF, Chicago Bulls: Speaking of the Pacers, they tangled with the Bulls once again last night. This time, Chicago got the better of them with an 89-77 victory. Gibson was markedly better than his last time out against Indy, logging 23 points, eight rebounds, an assist and a block off the bench.
The Bulls play just one more game this week, which is Friday at home against Portland. That said, they’ve got a very busy stretch next week, with five games in seven days.
Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Coming off his crazy 51-point game against Toronto, Durant was hard-pressed to follow up that performance. Still, he poured in 27 points, four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 117-96 win over Denver. As crazy as it sounds, that’s his lowest points total since March 9, when he put up a triple-double.
OKC is in Dallas tonight and then hosts Sacramento on Friday. The Thunder have won four straight and sit at 52-18 on the season.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just eight teams will be in action this evening, which is a far cry from the heavy slate over the past few days. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers (Sportsnet One, FSOhio)
Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic (CSNNWHD, FS Florida)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks (TNT, NBATV Canada, FS Oklahoma HD)
10:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, Sportsnet One, MSG)
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