NBA News: Player News and Updates for 10/31/14
NBA Player Updates 10/31: News From Around the League, Daily Schedule and More
October 31, 2014
The NBA’s 2014-15 campaign is off and running, and we’ve already seen some great things out there on the court. We’ve got another six games to look forward to tonight as the weekend gets going, so before we get settled in let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable players out there. Here’s the latest.
Knicks-Cavaliers: It seemed like the moment got too big for the Cavaliers. During LeBron’s Cleveland homecoming last night--following a stirring opening introduction--James struggled. He posted 17 points on just 5-of-15 shooting and coughed up eight turnovers.
New York made amends for their opening-night blowout at the hands of the Bulls by taking advantage of the Cavs’ nerves on a 95-90 win. Carmelo Anthony scored 25 to lead the way, and also buried a clutch shot in the waning seconds of the game to help seal the victory. Suffice to say, however, that Cleveland will be in the East mix once they get some chemistry figured out.
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Wizards-Magic: Those Wizards fans who went to bed early woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. After leading comfortably after three quarters, the Wizards allowed Orlando to mount a furious comeback and claw within two points with less than a minute remaining.
Washington would eventually prevail, however, by a score of 105-98. John Wall led the way for his team on 30 points and 12 assists, while Marcin Gortat posted 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Wizards will host the Bucks in their home opener tomorrow.
Clippers-Thunder: The Clippers didn’t necessarily play all that well last night, but still managed to escape their opener with a 93-90 win over the Thunder. Blake Griffin led the way for L.A. by scoring 23--including a pair of clutch free throws with just five seconds remaining. Chris Paul added 22 more points.
Making matters worse for the Thunder, the team lost Russell Westbrook to a broken hand in the second quarter. We’ll get more information on his status today, but it’s a crushing blow to OKC regardless.
Timberwolves-Pistons: The now Kevin Love-less Timberwolves took their new lineup for a test drive last night, posting a win over the Pistons 97-91. Thaddeus Young was the hero here, posting 19 points--including a big three with a minute and a half left in the game. Nikola Pekovic added 17 points and 10 boards while Ricky Rubio had a solid all-around night on 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games in the 2014-15 NBA season, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Friday, October 31, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers (FSI, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (ESPN, FSOHIO, CSN-CHICAGO)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks (CSN, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, KENS HD)
Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, CSNNWHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN, PRIME TICKET, TWC SN/TWC D)
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