NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/5/14
NBA Player Updates 12/5: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 5, 2014
After a pretty quiet NBA evening last night, the league will be back in full force this evening, with a whopping 12 games on the slate. Before we get settled in for those tip-offs and get the weekend started, let’s check out who’s making news out there in our daily wrap-up.
Knicks-Cavaliers: The Knicks spoiled LeBron James’ return to Cleveland at the beginning of the season with a five-point win over the Cavaliers. Cleveland was able to extract a little revenge last night on the Knicks’ home court, however, posting a 90-87 victory to tie the season series at 1-1.
Kyrie Irving carried his team in this one, posting a season-high 37 points. His layup with 10 seconds left was the decisive basket in the three-point win and the exclamation point on a stellar night.
The Knicks were out front for much of this one, but couldn’t sustain a lead in the fourth, scoring just 14 points as a team in that period. Carmelo Anthony posted another stinker of a shooting performance on 4-of-19 from the floor. Tim Hardaway Jr (20 points) and Amar’e Stoudemire (18 points; nine rebounds) led the way for New York, who fell to 4-16.
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Blazers-Pacers: LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double on a pretty bad shooting night for him (7-of-21) against the Pacers, but his team was still able to win. The Blazers pulled out an 88-82 victory over Indianapolis in Portland last night, with Damian Lillard leading the way on 23 points of his own.
The Blazers have now won three straight, and 12 of their last 13 games overall.
Of concern for Portland was Lillard’s jammed finger, which had to be X-rayed. The tests were negative, however.
Warriors-Pelicans: The Warriors have the league’s top record right now, and they were able to keep it going against the Pelicans last night. Stephen Curry managed 19 points and 11 assists, while his partner in crime Klay Thompson managed 23 in the 112-85 victory.
This win was marked by a strong defensive effort, as Golden State managed 11 steals and 17 turnovers.
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, December 5, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets (MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards (CSN, ALTITUDE2)
7:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, TWC SN/TWC D)
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets (YES, SPORTSOUTH)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors (TSN1,3,4,5, FSOHIO)
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies (FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves: (ROOT, FS NORTH)
8:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FSAZ)
Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks (SUN SPORTS, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FS FLORIDA)
10:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, FSI, CSN-CA)
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