NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/27/14
NBA Player Updates 11/27: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 27, 2014
The NBA is taking the day off today, but will be back with a vengeance tomorrow (12 games on the schedule). In the meantime, there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s check out some of the noteworthy players and storylines out there this morning.
Blazers-Hornets: Wesley Matthews came out of his slump yesterday just in time to guide the Blazers to their ninth straight win, this one coming against the Hornets. He put up 28 points--a season-high--in the 105-97 win, going 10-of-15 from the field and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Helping out were Damian Lillard (22 points) and Robin Lopez (a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards).
As for the Hornets, they’ve now lost seven straight games and nine of their last 10.
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Cavaliers-Wizards: The Cavs got their revenge on the Wizards last night, blowing them out 113-87 on a strong performance from LeBron James. He put up 29 points in the victory, while Kevin Love posted 21 and Kyrie Irving had 18.
Cleveland is now back to .500 after a shaky start, and is starting to play more like a team that could win the East.
The Wizards, meanwhile, got 23 points from Rasual Butler, but John Wall put up just six.
Mavericks-Knicks: With Carmelo Anthony sitting, most people were expecting the Mavericks to blow out the Knicks at home last night. It took overtime to get there, but Dallas did get a win 109-102.
Former Knick Tyson Chandler posted 17 points and a whopping 25 rebounds as he dominated inside, but the Knicks were just an eyelash away from winning the game.
J.R. Smith, who was just 1-for-10 entering the fourth, nailed a last-second jumper to force overtime, but Dallas was able to pull away in the extra period.
Nets-Sixers: Philadelphia was down 20 points early on in this one, but climbed back into it to take the lead in the fourth. They weren’t able to close it out, however, and matched their franchise record for season-opening futility with their 15th straight loss.
Alan Anderson posted 12 points in the 99-91 win--10 of those coming in the fourth quarter. Joe Johnson added 21 points to help get Brooklyn to 6-8.
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 28, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, CSN-CHICAGO)
7:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets (SPORTSOUTH, CSN BAY AREA)
7:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks (FSNOLA, SPORTSOUTH)
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT PLUS, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors (FSSW, TSN1,2,4)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (NBATV, ROOT, PRIME TICKET)
New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder (MSG, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS FLORIDA)
8:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, CSN-CA)
9:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets (FSAZ, ALTITUDE)
10:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
10:30 PM ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers (FS NORTH, TWC SN/TWC D)
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