NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/21/14
NBA Player Updates 11/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 21, 2014
After a light evening of just two games last night in the NBA, the league will be back to a packed schedule tonight. While we’re waiting on game time, let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there this morning.
Heat-Clippers: There was little doubt who was in control during last night’s L.A.-Miami game. The Clippers jumped out to a 39-15 lead after the first quarter and really never looked back. Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists in the 110-93 victory, while Blake Griffin added 26 points of his own. DeAndre Jordan managed a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. All six of his shots were dunks, leading to a 44-26 edge in the paint.
The Clippers will now move to 7-4, while the Heat fall to 1-3 without Dwyane Wade, who sat out with a hamstring injury.
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Kings-Bulls: The Kings are off to a promising start this season, and last night’s game against the Bulls was living proof of that. Sacramento took a win 103-88 on the strength of DeMarcus Cousins’ 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Rudy Gay pitched in 20 points of his own.
The Kings were strong in closing this one out, taking the fourth quarter 23-20. Late-game scoring has been an issue at times this year, so it was good for them to finish with a bang.
The Grizzlies have a long list of injuries they’re dealing with right now, and a whopping seven players are now questionable for tonight’s game against the Celtics.
Those players include Jarnell Stokes, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Allen, Courtney Lee, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih and Jon Leuer.
Speaking of injuries, the Rockets’ Dwight Howard is dealing with a right knee strain and is classified as day-to-day. He missed out on yesterday’s practice session and Wednesday’s loss to the Lakers, but there’s no word yet on his anticipated status for tomorrow against the Mavericks.
It looks like we’ve got a target date on a potential return for Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. He’s dealing with a badly sprained ankle, but hopes to get back on the floor around Christmastime. We’ll see if he can stick to that schedule.
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 21, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets (FS FLORIDA, SPORTSOUTH)
Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSAZ)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH, FS DETROIT)
Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors (FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies (CSNHD, SPORTSOUTH)
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves: (FSSW, FS NORTH)
Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City (YES, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards (ESPN, CSN, FSOHIO)
8:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, TWC SN/TWC D)
9:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets (FSNOLA, ALTITUDE)
10:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (ROOT-RM, CSN BAY AREA)
Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, WGN-TV, CSNNWHD)
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