NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/16/14
NBA Player Updates 11/16: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 16, 2014
After a pretty busy Friday/Saturday in the NBA, things will be slowing down a bit today, with just four matchups on the schedule. That said, we’ve still got a few potentially good games mixed in there, so it should be a good day for basketball. Let’s check out today’s headlines before we get settled in.
Wizards-Magic: The bench scoring in Washington was particularly impressive last night against the Magic, as that unit provided 48 points in the team’s 98-83 victory. Kris Humphries posted 16 himself, while John Wall put up 15 points and 10 assists in a double-double.
The Wizards now stand at 7-2, which is their best start to a season since the 1974-75 campaign, in which they went 7-1.
As for Orlando, all five of their starters were in double-figures, led by the 19 points of Tobias Harris.
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Cavaliers-Hawks: In the early going of last night’s game, it seemed like Cleveland couldn’t miss from beyond the arc. The team made its first 11 three-point attempts--nine of which came in the first quarter alone--en route to a 127-94 victory over the Hawks.
Cleveland is now the first team in NBA history to go 9-for-9 on threes in the first quarter. Three of those belonged to LeBron James, who ended up with 32 points on the evening, one day after scoring a season-high 41 against the Celtics.
Pacers-Bulls: Indiana was pretty beat-up heading into Chicago last night, but they still got a big win against the Bulls. The Pacers got 21-point efforts from A.J. Price, Luis Scola and Solomon Hill on the way to a 99-90 victory.
Coming into this game, the Pacers had lost seven of their last nine games and were coming off an ugly loss to the Nuggets. This win sends them to 4-7 on the season so far.
On the other side, Jimmy Butler posted a career-high 32 points for Chicago.
Mavericks-Timberwolves: Minnesota needs to get off the road. They posted their fifth straight loss on this six-game road trip, falling 131-117 to the Mavericks last night. Monta Ellis led the charge, scoring a season-high 30 points. Eight players scored in double figures, and four players had at least five assists.
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 16, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks (MSG, ALTITUDE)
6:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat (SUN SPORTS, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
7:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, CSN HOUSTON, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (CSN BAY AREA, TWC SN/TWC D)
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