NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/13/14
NBA Player Updates 11/13: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 13, 2014
We had a pretty busy nine-game set last night in the NBA, and things will be slowing down a bit tonight, with just four games on the schedule. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable players out there to see who’s making headlines.
Knicks-Magic: This is getting to where it’s not newsworthy, but the Knicks lost again last night. It was their sixth straight defeat, falling 97-95 at the hands of the Magic. Evan Fournier posted a career-high 28 points in the win, with Nikola Vucevic adding 20 points and 13 boards to the cause.
New York was actually on top by one in the fourth, but couldn’t hang on thanks to some key misses down the stretch and a poor 19-point final quarter. New York still hasn’t scored 100 points yet this season.
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Thunder-Celtics: Reggie Jackson has been carrying the Thunder this season, now that they’re down their top two stars. He did it once again last night against the Celtics, helping his team to a 109-94 road win on 28 points and eight assists. Anthony Morrow also added 28 points of his own to give the Thunder a 2-4 record over their last six.
On the other side, Rajon Rondo neared triple-double territory (which would have been his second time recording the feat this season) with 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. As a team, Boston went 9-of-33 from beyond the arc.
Pacers-Heat: A season ago, this would have been a matchup of epic proportions between the top two teams in the East. This time, some of the luster was off, but it was still an intriguing game. The Pacers put in a workman-like performance in an 81-75 win in Miami, out-rebounding the home team. Chris Copeland posted 17 points to lead the way, with Roy Hibbert adding 16 points and 15 rebounds. The edge on the boards was 53-28 Indiana.
The Heat certainly didn’t help themselves from the line; they went 8-of-18 on free throws.
Trail Blazers-Warriors: The Blazers seemed like they couldn’t miss during the first half of last night’s game against the Nuggets. The team scored a staggering 84 points during the first two quarters, enabling them to cruise to a 130-113 win on the road. That first-half mark was just two points away from matching the team’s scoring record for one half, set at 86 in 1986.
Damian Lillard posted 27 points and nine assists to lead the way for his team, while Denver couldn’t mount a reply, shooting just 37.8 percent from the floor in the first half.
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.
Thursday, November 13, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies (CSN-CA, SPORTSOUTH)
Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors (TNT)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks (CSN, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors (TNT, CSN BAY AREA)
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