NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/11/14
NBA Player Updates 4/11: Spurs and Nuggets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 11, 2014
Those of us who are craving some heavy NBA action will get our wish this evening, as there are a whopping 13 games on the set tonight. That’s just what the doctor ordered after a slow Thursday, so it’s much welcome. Before we get going for tip-off, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news this morning.
Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs: In a back-and-forth game against the Mavericks last night, the Spurs ultimately came out on top. Mills led the way during the 109-100 victory, providing a game-high 26 points along with six assists and two rebounds. The win makes the Spurs just the 13th team in NBA history with a total of 30 wins on the road during a single season.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Spurs tonight; They’ll be home against Phoenix. They’re off to Houston on Monday and will host the Lakers Wednesday to finish things up.
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Timofey Mozgov, C, Denver Nuggets: Mozgov posted the game of his life against the Warriors yesterday, and it propelled his team to a narrow 100-99 victory. He managed 23 points and corralled a whopping 29 rebounds (a league-high this year) while posting three assists, a steal and three blocks as well. Amazingly enough, the Nuggets had to overcome a 20-point deficit to seal the win.
Denver will host Utah on Saturday, then they’ll head to L.A. for the Clippers on Tuesday. Wednesday the Warriors come to town to try to get revenge.
Goran Dragic, PG, Phoenix Suns: Now let’s move on to some injury information, as there are at least a couple of nuggets out there this morning. Dragic might end up having to sit out today’s matchup against San Antonio, as he’s dealing with an ankle injury that has him listed as questionable.
He’ll get treatment all the way up until game-time, in an effort to bring down the swelling he’s experiencing. Phoenix has a back-to-back today and tomorrow, two very important games in sealing their playoff fate.
Manu Ginobili, SG, San Antonio Spurs: Let’s head back to San Antonio for a moment to check in on Ginobili. It was clear he wasn’t feeling so well yesterday, as he’s been dealing with a contusion on his calf.
Ginobili suffered the injury on Tuesday, but as yet hasn’t missed a game. We’d imagine he’ll be out there for Phoenix, but might not play a full load.
NBA Daily Schedule: 26 teams will be in action on the NBA hardwood tonight, with playoff scenarios on the line everywhere. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, April 10, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic (CSN+, FS Florida)
New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors (TSN2, MSG)
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, SportSouth)
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets (WWOR, SportSouth)
Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat (NBATV, FSI, Sun Sports)
8:00 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls (WGN-TV, FS Detroit)
Philadelphia 76ers at Memphis Grizzlies (CSN, SportSouth)
Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves: (FS North, CSN Houston)
New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSNOLA, FS Oklahoma HD)
8:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks (FSOhio, FSNWI+)
Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs (FSAZ, KENS HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz (CSNNWHD, ROOT Sports)
10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, CSN Bay Area, TWC SN/TWC D)
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