NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/17/14
NBA Player Updates 11/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 17, 2014
We had a pretty good weekend of NBA action around the league, and we’ve got even more basketball on the way tonight. While we’re waiting, let’s take a closer look at some of the players out there who are making headlines. Here’s the latest.
Knicks-Nuggets: The Knicks finally got a win yesterday, and it’s been a while since we’ve been able to say that. New York posted a 109-93 victory over Denver at the Garden in the afternoon matchup, with the key turn coming on a 31-8 second quarter that put the Knicks up for good.
Both Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith scored 28 points for the team lead, and were able to cruise in the second half with a 62-39 score at the break.
On the other side, Arron Afflalo posted 18 points and Ty Lawson registered 17 points and nine assists.
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Heat-Bucks: The Heat are having a bit of difficulty lately, as evidenced by yesterday’s 91-84 loss to the Bucks. Brandon Knight nailed a trio of three-pointers in the last three minutes to give him 20 points on the evening and propel Milwaukee to a road victory over the defending conference champs.
The 5-5 Bucks also got a good effort from Jabari Parker, who added 13 to the cause. Milwaukee already has as many wins as they accumulated in 26 games last season, and this was the first time they’d beaten the Heat in the last 10 tries.
Rockets-Thunder: If you like high-scoring, exciting basketball, this was not the game for you. The Rockets beat the Thunder by a paltry score of 69-62 yesterday, which is the first time an NBA team has won with 69 or fewer points since March of 2005.
Each team was below 30 percent on shooting percentage from the field--the first time that’s happened since 2003.
Much of the “offense” came from James Harden, who logged 19 points in the victory.
Warriors-Lakers: Standing in stark contrast to the Thunder-Rockets game was the Warriors-Lakers matchup, which ended in a 136-115 Golden State victory. Stephen Curry managed 30 points and 15 assists, while Marreese Speights posted 24 points of his own.
On the other side, the ageless Kobe Bryant poured in 44 points but couldn’t keep pace with the surging Warriors. Perhaps more impressive, he did that in just three quarters, sitting out the last period with L.A. down 36.
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.
Monday, November 17, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets (FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers (NBATV, FSOHIO, ALTITUDE)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics (FSAZ, CSNHD)
Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (YES, SUN SPORTS)
Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons (FS FLORIDA, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies (SPORTSOUTH, CSN HOUSTON)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs (CSN, FSSW)
10:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers (FSNOLA, CSNNWHD)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV, CSN-CHICAGO, PRIME TICKET)
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