NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/1/14
NBA Player Updates 4/1: Knicks and Clippers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 1, 2014
After last night’s busy 10-game set, tonight’s three-game NBA schedule looks comparatively tame. Still, two of the matchups are nationally televised, and all three look pretty good. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Bobcats: Walker and the ‘Cats overcame a 19-40 second quarter to close strong (including a 30-14 final frame) and take out the Wizards at home last night. Walker led the way in the 100-94 victory, tallying 21 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. He has at least 20 in his last five straight games, and seven of his last eight.
The Bobcats have three more games before they finish out the week. They’ll be in Philadelphia tomorrow, then host Orlando on Friday before heading to Cleveland on Saturday.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: James did what he does best last night, and that meant leading the Heat in all three major stats categories in Miami’s 93-83 win over the Raptors. He put up 32 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in that one, which gives him at least 32 in three of the last five outings.
Just two more games for Miami this week: They’ll host Milwaukee tomorrow, then host Minnesota on Friday. The Knicks come to town Sunday.
DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers: It’s pretty safe to say that Jordan dominated last night against the Timberwolves. He grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds in the Clippers’ 114-104 victory, also notching 11 points to round out the double-double. That gives him 38 double-doubles on the year.
The Clippers will play tomorrow in Phoenix and close out the week at home against Dallas on Thursday. They’ll open next week on Sunday against the Lakers.
Carmelo Anthony, SF, New York Knicks: The Knicks will be returning home now, after what can be considered a successful west-coast road trip. They notched another victory over the Jazz last night, with Anthony leading the charge in the 92-83 win. He managed 32 points and eight rebounds in the Knicks’ sixth straight win over the Jazz.
New York is just one game behind Atlanta for the eighth playoff spot in the East, but they’ve got a tough road ahead. They’ll get Brooklyn at home tomorrow, then host the Wizards before heading to Miami on Sunday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Just six teams will be out on the court tonight, but we should be seeing some pretty good basketball regardless. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets (TNT, Sportsnet One)
8:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks (KTXA, CSN Bay Area)
10:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, NBATV Canada, TWC SN/TWC D)
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