NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/23/14
NBA Player Updates 4/23: Wizards and Raptors Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 23, 2014
With all of the crazy things happening on the NBA courts since the playoffs began, it’s anyone’s guess how things will go during the three games this evening. With that said, let’s settle in and check out our daily wrap-up by visiting some of the noteworthy players around the league. Here’s the latest.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: The Pacers quieted their doubters (at least temporarily) with a strong showing at home last night in Game 2 against the Hawks. They used a 31-13 third quarter to pull away from Atlanta and ultimately bag a much-needed win 101-85. George led the way in the three major categories with 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. PF Paul Millsap was the high man on the other side with 19 points.
Now the series swings down to Atlanta tied at 1-1. Game 3 is tomorrow and Game 4 is Saturday. Game 5 is back in Indy on Monday.
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DeMar DeRozan, SG, Toronto Raptors: After getting beat up 19-27 in the third quarter, things looked bleak for the Raptors. Cue DeRozan, who went off for 17 points in the final frame to guide Toronto to a 100-95 win over the Nets in Game 2. He tallied 30 points in all during the series-evening game and combined with Kyle Lowry to go 7-for-8 from the field in the fourth.
Game 3 isn’t until Friday in Brooklyn, and Game 4 will be Sunday. Game 5 is back in Toronto on Wednesday.
Nene, C, Washington Wizards: The Wizards shocked the Windy City yesterday, coming from behind to overcome a 10-point deficit in the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter against the Bulls. They’d go on to win the game in overtime 101-99. Nene frustrated the Chicago big men again, posting 17 points and seven rebounds.
The Wizards are now surprisingly up 2-0 after winning both of the opening games on the road. They’ll head back to DC on Friday for Game 3, then host the Bulls again Sunday for Game 4. A potential game 5 would be in Chicago Tuesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: A half-dozen teams will be in action tonight as the playoffs cruise on. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat (TNT, Sportsnet One, SportSouth, Sun Sports)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, NBATV Canada, FSSW, KTXA)
9:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (TNT, Sportsnet One, KGWHD, CSN Houston)
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