NBA News: Player News and Updates for 11/29/14
NBA Player Updates 11/29: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
November 29, 2014
After a heavy Friday of NBA action, we’ve got six more games headed our way on this holiday weekend Saturday. Before we get settled in, let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there to see who’s in the news this morning.
Bulls-Celtics: Derrick Rose was out on the court for the Bulls last night against the Celtics, and he was able to carry his team to a 109-102 win.
Rose put up 21 points--14 of those coming in the second half--in the victory. Jimmy Butler logged 22 points of his own, while Pau Gasol (15 points; 15 rebounds) and Joakim Noah (15 points; 14 rebounds) were able to post double-doubles.
On the other side, Boston was led by Jared Sullinger, with 23 points and 10 rebounds, but they shot just 19.2 percent in the fourth quarter.
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Bucks-Pistons: The Bucks were without John Henson and Zaza Pachulia, but were able to overcome the Pistons for a 104-88 win last night. Milwaukee oustscored Detroit off the bench 69-13, nailing 13 of 22 from behind the 3-point line. In comparison, the Pistons bench shot just 10 percent.
Andre Drummond was a force for Detroit, posting 26 points and 20 rebounds. Greg Monroe, on the other hand, came up with just five points.
Clippers-Rockets: This was a pretty good-looking matchup, but things didn’t end up being all that close. The Clippers rode Blake Griffin to 30 points and 10 rebounds en route to a 102-85 win. Jamal Crawford posted 21 points for his part.
The Rockets weren’t at full strength for this one, however. Dwight Howard was sitting out again, one of three starters not on the floor.
The Clippers’ road trip (seven games) ends today in Utah, and they’ve lost just once so far on this trip.
Knicks-Thunder: With Russell Westbrook back on the floor, the Thunder took out their frustrations on the hapless Knicks, and rode his 32 points to a dominating front-to-back 105-78 win.
Westbrook made 12 of his 17 shot attempts and was 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point line.
The 78 points were a season-low for the Knicks, who keep finding new levels of bad this season. Amar’e Stoudemire led the team with 20 points, and Carmelo Anthony was absent for his second straight game (back).
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.
Saturday, November 29, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (FSSW, TCN-PHI)
New Orleans Pelicans at Washington Wizards (NBATV, CSN+, FSNOLA)
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH)
Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, FSI)
9:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz (ROOT, PRIME TICKET)
Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks (ROOT, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
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