NBA News: Player News and Updates for 9/5/14
NBA Player Updates 9/5: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 5, 2014
Following Team USA’s group win this week, they’ll be getting back to action again tomorrow. In the meantime, there’s plenty to talk about as we look forward to the next stage, and there are also a few interesting happenings to visit stateside. That said, let’s take our daily look at the NBA headlines and check out the notable stories.
Team USA Latest: Even though it seemed a foregone conclusion, there were a few bumps and relative scares along the way as Team USA went undefeated in group play at the World Cup. Yesterday’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine cemented their dominance, and now the team will head off to Barcelona for the next round of the tournament.
Anthony Davis once again kept pace for the US, posting 12 points in a closer-than-normal victory over Ukraine. In an odd turn of events, the team took a while to get going, not posting a field goal for nearly five minutes after the game began.
A hard fall from guard Kyrie Irving put some fear in everyone’s guts, but he was able to get up and is expected to be okay.
The US team now goes on to face Mexico tomorrow night in the Round of 16.
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Knicks Camp News: We got some interesting news regarding the New York Knicks training camp yesterday. The team will be holding their camp at West Point (the United States Military Academy, to be more precise) from September 30 through October 4 at Christl Arena.
It’s the Knicks’ first time holding training camp in West Point since 1966. The team has held training camps in Greenburgh and Saratoga in recent years.
USA World Cup Schedule: With the World Cup tipping off, it’s time to start checking out the first round of games. Here’s a quick look at the Americans’ schedule for the opening matchups.
August 30: USA-Finland 3:30 PM ET (W 114-55)
August 31: USA-Turkey 3:30 PM ET (W 98-77)
September 2: USA-New Zealand 11:30 AM ET (W 98-71)
September 3: USA-Dominican Republic 3:30 PM ET (W 106-71)
September 4: USA-Ukraine 11:30 AM ET (W 95-71)
September 6: USA-Mexico 10:00 AM ET
NBA Daily Schedule: Let’s start looking forward to the upcoming 2014-15 NBA regular season. Here’s a look at opening night on October 28.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
NBA 2014 Off-Season Schedule: It’ll be a long off-season, but we’ll have plenty of happenings (and rumors) around the league to keep us busy. Here’s a look at what we’ve got left.
October 4: Pre-season begins
October 28: First game of the 2014-15 season
April 18, 2015: Playoffs begin
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