NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/4/14
NBA Player Updates 11/4: News From Around the League, Tonight's Schedule and More
November 4, 2014
We had a pretty busy evening in the NBA last night, with a half-dozen games on the schedule. We’ve got even more (eight games) coming our way tonight, so with that said let’s take a look around the league and check out some of the notable players out there.
Rockets-Sixers: Houston is off to a nice start--their best since 1996, in fact--thanks to a pretty easy opening schedule. They’re 4-0 after beating the winless Sixers yesterday by a score of 104-93, with James Harden leading the way on 35 points and nine rebounds. Dwight Howard posted 11 points and 14 rebounds of his own to aid in the effort.
Up next for Houston is a pair of tough games against Miami and San Antonio, so we’ll see where they stand after that.
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Nets-Thunder: Without their top two stars, the Thunder continued to flounder and dropped another one to the Nets last night. The returning Brook Lopez came back to 18 points in his first regular-season action in the past 11 months. The end result was a 116-85 win that was the largest margin of victory in a home opener in franchise history.
Helping out were Alan Anderson (18 points) and Deron Williams (17 points; nine assists).
Grizzlies-Pelicans: The Grizzlies utilized some tough defense to put the skids on a good young Pelicans team that was averaging 102.5 PPG entering the game. The end result was a 93-81 Memphis victory that was the Grizzlies’ 16th straight at home (a franchise record).
Marc Gasol led the way with 16 points, while Zach Randolph posted 15 and Tayshaun Prince managed 14 of his own.
Randolph also notched 11 rebounds, which gives him a double-double in every one of the Grizzlies’ four games so far. Tony Allen and Gasol also had double-doubles.
Jazz-Clippers: The young Jazz seem to be headed in the right direction, but as of right now they’ve got a lot of growing pains to get through. Utah dropped one to the Clippers last night by a score of 107-101, done in by L.A.’s bench scoring (39 points) and big efforts from their stars.
Blake Griffin notched 31 points for the 3-1 Clippers while Chris Paul managed the league’s first triple-double of the season on 13 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
Interestingly enough, Paul led the team in rebounds. L.A. lost the battle on the glass 51-37.
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.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
7:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Miami Heat (SUN SPORTS, CSN HOUSTON)
Washington Wizards at New York Knicks (MSG, CSN+)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors (FS OKLAHOMA HD)
8:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls (FS FLORIDA, CSN-CHICAGO)
Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, SPORTSOUTH)
10:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers (FSOHIO, CSNNWHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers (FSAZ, TWC SN/TWC D)
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