NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/12/14
NBA Player Updates 5/12: Clippers and Pacers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 12, 2014
After another crazy day of NBA Playoff action, we’re still catching our breath from an exciting weekend. We won’t have much time to rest, though, as there are two more games lined up for tonight. Let’s take a look at some of the key players and headlines from around the league before we get settled in to watch. Here’s the latest.
Darren Collison, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers got a win last night, and they certainly made things interesting along the way. Collison and fellow bench player Jamal Crawford each had a huge fourth quarter, helping the team to complete a rally back from 22 points down for a final score of 101-99 over the Thunder in Game 4.
The win evened the series at two game apiece for both teams, with Game 5 heading back to OKC tomorrow.
Collison and Crawford each had 18 points, with 12 rebounds between them. Their big performances helped overcome a 40-point outing from Kevin Durant.
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Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: Speaking of overcoming deficits, the Pacers did that over in the East, too. They were down 19 points in the second to end up taking a 95-92 win over the Wizards in their Game 4. Indiana now leads that series 3-1.
George led the way for the Pacers, logging 39 points, seven three-pointers and 12 rebounds. Combined with Roy Hibbert, the pair scored 43 of the team’s 57 second-half points.
The Wizards made just one bucket in the final 7:50 of the third quarter, which helped to seal their fate. Their bench did outscore Indiana’s by 32-2, however.
Next up is Game 5 tomorrow in Indianapolis.
Kerr to Knicks Latest: Back when Mike Woodson was fired from the Knicks after an ultimately disappointing season (which seems like so long ago now), the general consensus was that former Bull and Phil Jackson disciple Steve Kerr would be joining the franchise as the head coach. That hasn’t come to fruition as quickly as some thought it would, as he’s reportedly still deciding whether or not he’ll take the job.
That, of course, was before Mark Jackson was fired from Golden State, which is decidedly a more attractive situation. That team has much more talent on the roster and much less Carmelo Anthony drama to deal with. There was no indication on whether or not the Warriors gave Kerr a formal offer, but there’s no doubt they were interested.
Still, there’s a new report out there this morning that says Kerr is inching closer and closer to taking the Knicks job, which would take his name right back off the Warriors’ short list.
This situation sounds like it’ll come to a head relatively soon; We’ll keep you posted on any developments.
NBA Daily Schedule: Four more teams will be out on the court tonight as the NBA Playoffs continue. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, May 12, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (TNT, Sportsnet One)
10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, Sportsnet One)
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