NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/7/14
NBA Player Updates 11/7: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 7, 2014
We had a little downtime in the NBA last night, with just two matchups on the schedule. The proverbial floodgates will be opening back up this evening, however, with 11 games headed our way. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players out there who are making headlines right now.
Spurs-Rockets: One of the most intriguing Western Conference matchups of the early season occurred last night when the Spurs headed to Houston to take on the Rockets. Dwight Howard was the big star here, posting 32 with 16 rebounds in a dominant interior performance during the 98-81 victory.
The Spurs weren’t at full strength for this game, however. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were resting, and Tiago Splitter was out with tightness in his right calf. Regardless, the defending champs now drop to 2-2 on the year, while the Rockets cruise to 6-0, the best record in the league so far.
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Trail Blazers-Mavericks: In last night’s other game, the Trail Blazers took it to the Mavericks at home, snagging a 108-87 victory that showcased their improved look on defense. LaMarcus Aldridge managed 20 points (and sat out the entire fourth quarter) while Damian Lillard added 18. Portland held Mavericks star veteran Dirk Nowitzki to 17 points in this one, which was key to their strategy.
Things were pretty even in the first half, and Portland was even trialing 50-46 at halftime. A 18-4 run in the third broke open the floodgates, however, and the team never looked back.
Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb is expected to make his debut tonight against Memphis. He’s been out for all five games of the season so far with a tweaked back. Oklahoma City will no doubt be elated to have him back, as they’re desperate for healthy bodies.
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, November 7, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic (FS NORTH, FS FLORIDA)
Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, CSN-CHICAGO)
7:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics (FSI, CSNHD)
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets (MSG, YES)
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT PLUS, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (CSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ+, CSN-CA)
Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz (FSSW, ROOT SPORTS)
10:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets (ESPN, FSOHIO, ALTITUDE)
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