NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/2/14
NBA Player Updates 11/2: News From Around the League, Tonight's Schedule and More
November 2, 2014
Whew. After yesterday’s heavy NBA schedule, we already need a breather. Things will lighten up a little bit today, however, as we’ve got just four matchups coming our way. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable happenings out there right now.
Mavericks-Pelicans: The Pelicans are one of the buzzy teams heading into this new season, but they met their match at home last night against a talented Mavericks team. New Orleans fought back from 17 points down to end up leading by four in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hang on as Dirk Nowitzki and the gang came through for an eventual 109-104 victory.
Chandler Parsons finished with 20 points for the Mavs, while Anthony Davis continued his run with 31 points and 15 rebounds.
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Heat-Sixers: The Heat don’t have quite as much luster as they did last season with no LeBron James, but they’ll be a team to watch down the stretch this year. Miami took care of business once again with a solid 114-96 win over the Sixers last night, led by Chris Bosh’s 30 points and eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers added 20 points off the bench.
On the other side, Tony Wroten had 21 points and 10 assists for the 0-3 Sixers, who were done in by Miami’s 12-of-24 3-point shooting.
Rockets-Celtics: By the end of the first quarter in this one, the scoreboard read 37-22 in favor of the Rockets. Boston would never recover from that drubbing, and Houston would end up snagging a 104-90 victory at home.
James Harden led the way on 26 points with eight rebounds, going just 5-of-14 from the field, but making up for it at the line on a 14-of-14 effort. Six assists and four steals would round out his well-balanced night.
Terrence Jones logged 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Dwight Howard would ad 14 points and eight boards.
Warriors-Lakers: Last night’s highest points total, unsurprisingly, goes to the Warriors, who took it to the Lakers 127-104. Newly-inked (and paid) guard Klay Thompson had a coming-out party with a career-high 41 points, while his partner in crime Stephen Curry added 31 points and 10 assists.
Veteran Kobe Bryant had a huge third, posting 19 of his 28 in that quarter alone. He was once again one of the few bright spots for an injured and overwhelmed Lakers roster.
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.
Sunday, November 2, 2014:
3:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers (CSN-CA, PRIME TICKET)
6:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat (SUN SPORTS)
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks (NBATV, MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
9:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, CSN BAY AREA)
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