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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/30/14

NBA Player Updates 3/30: Heat and Sixers (Finally) Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

March 30, 2014

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We’ve got a full day of NBA action headed our way in the coming hours, with eight games set for this afternoon and evening. Before we settle in and check out some of the matchups, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening in the NBA right now. Here’s the latest.

Thaddeus Young, SF, Philadelphia 76ers: The Sixers were able to avoid setting a dubious consecutive losses record last night against the Pistons, and they did it in style. Young led the way in the 123-98 win with 21 points, stopping the streak at 26 losses (tied for the all-time record with the Cavs from a couple years back). He also had six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
The Sixers will try to string together a few wins now that they’ve broken the streak. They’ll get their next chance in Atlanta tomorrow, then they’ll be at home against Charlotte Wednesday.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/30/14

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Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers-Rockets game last night was definitely one of the highlights on the schedule, and it didn’t disappoint. Paul led the way in the 118-107 Clippers victory, tossing up 30 points and 12 assists. That’s his second double-double in the last five games.
Here’s what the Clippers’ schedule looks like this week: They’ll head to Minnesota tomorrow, then finish out their five-game trip in Phoenix on Wednesday. Dallas will visit Thursday to finish up the three-game week.

Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks: Nowitzki strung together another solid line last night for the Mavericks, and it resulted in another victory for his squad. He put up 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the 103-100 victory over Sacramento, which gives him at least 19 in six of his last seven outings.
The Mavs finish up the week with a 2-2 record, and they’ll try to right the ship this week. Here’s what their schedule looks like: They’ll host the Warriors on Tuesday, then head to L.A. for the Clippers Thursday and the Lakers Friday.

Chris Bosh, PF, Miami Heat: The Heat started things out with a 21-12 first quarter last night against the Bucks, and things escalated from there. Bosh put up 14 points in the defensive romp, with Miami coming out on top 88-67. He has at least 14 points in three of his last four, which is good news for the Heat’s secondary scoring.
Miami will play every other day this week, starting tomorrow against Toronto. They’ll stay at home Wednesday for Milwaukee and Friday for Minnesota as well.

NBA Daily Schedule: 16 teams will be in action today, so it won’t take much to find a compelling game or two. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Sunday, March 30, 2014:

3:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (ROOT Sports, FS Oklahoma HD)
Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSI, FSOhio)

6:00 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FS North)
Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic (Sportsnet One, FS Florida)

7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, WGN-TV)

9:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors (MSG, CSN Bay Area)
Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers (NBATV, KGWHD, SportSouth)

9:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers (FSAZ, TWC SN/TWC D)

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