NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/13/14
NBA Player Updates 4/13: Rockets and Nuggets Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 13, 2014
There’s just a handful of games left on the NBA regular-season schedule, with this being the final weekend of action. Say your fond farewells if your team isn’t going to the postseason, because we’ll be knee-deep in playoffs within a few days. That said, here’s a look at what’s happening out there in the league right now.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: Yesterday’s early game featured the Clippers bouncing back after a mid-week loss to the Thunder this past Wednesday. Griffin led the way for his team, as has so often been the case this season, with 27 points, four rebounds and nine assists in the 117-101 victory over the Kings.
That’s 56 regular-season wins for the Clippers so far, which ties a franchise record. They’ve got two more chances to better that mark: tomorrow at home against Denver and Wednesday in Portland.
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Jeff Teague, PG, Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks shut the door on the Knicks yesterday, clinching the No. 8 and final seed in the Eastern Conference (and throwing a wrench into the Heat’s plans of getting the No. 1 spot). Teague posted 25 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals in the 98-85 victory, and the Hawks have now won three straight on their playoffs quest.
They’ll host Charlotte tomorrow and head to Milwaukee on Wednesday before the playoffs get going.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets: Harden must really like the number 33. He’s hit that total in three of his last four games now, including yesterday against New Orleans. He also put up four rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in the 111-104 victory. That makes four double-doubles in the last five games for Harden. He’s also scored at least 32 in six of his last nine outings.
The Rockets will host San Antonio tomorrow, then play the Pelicans again in New Orleans on Wednesday.
Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: It’s pretty safe to say that Faried was controlling the boards last night against Utah. He posted a whopping 21 rebounds in his team’s 101-94 victory, and logged the double-double alongside his 24 points. That gives him eight double-doubles in his last 10 games alone. Faried also had six turnovers for the second straight game, however.
The Nuggets will head to L.A. to see the Clippers on Tuesday, then they’ll host the Warriors Wednesday to finish up.
NBA Daily Schedule: 14 teams will be out on the court today, and there will be plenty of playoff implications to go along with them. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each game.
Sunday, April 13, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers (ABC)
3:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons (TSN, )
6:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets (NBATV, YES, FS Florida)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN-Chicago)
9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers (Sportsnet One, CSNNWHD, CSN Bay Area)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, Fox Sports North Plu)
9:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, SportSouth, TWC SN/TWC D)
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