NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/10/14
NBA Player Updates 12/10: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 10, 2014
Our busy NBA run continues tonight, as we’ve got another 10 games on the schedule for our viewing enjoyment. Before we get settled in and watch all those games tip off, let’s check out the headlines and key players from some of last night’s games. Here’s the latest.
Cavaliers-Raptors: Remember back when the Cavaliers got off to a sketchy start? Well, those days are gone. They won their eighth in a row last night against the Raptors on the strength of LeBron James’ 35 points, including a huge three with less than a minute remaining. The Cavs would hold on for a 105-101 win.
James is now tied for the franchise record for 3-pointers with 802 (Mark Price) and willed his team to a win in this one. Cleveland hasn’t lost since November 22.
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Grizzlies-Mavericks: Marc Gasol is certainly gaining favor in Memphis this year. He put up 30 points against the Mavericks last night, helping his team to a 114-105 win.
The big performance came after Gasol put up just two points on Sunday (a win against the Heat), and he got off to a quick rebound in this one with 14 points in the first quarter alone.
Zach Randolph also had a big night as usual with 17 points and 13 rebounds. The team coughed up the ball just five times.
Knicks-Pelicans: The cure for an ailing NBA team this season is the hapless New York Knicks, who fell to 4-19 with their 10th straight road loss last night in New Orleans. The Pelicans took a victory 104-93 on the strength of Tyreke Evans’ 27 points. Anthony Davis added 18 and also had three blocks. Omer Asik had 16 points and 14 rebounds in his double-double, and Jure Holiday put up 13.
That win gets the Pelicans back to .500 at 10-10 on the year.
New York got 26 points from Amare Stoudemire, which gives him a new season-high.
Thunder-Bucks: Last night was Kevin Durant’s welcome-back game. He was playing his first home contest after missing 17 games with a broken bone in his foot. Durant promptly scored 23 to help lift his team to a 114-101 win over the Bucks. He was 7-of-11 on field goals and a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line.
Russell Westbrook added 28 points to help OKC win their fifth game in the last six. It’s been a dramatic turnaround after a 3-12 start.
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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets (CSNHD, SPORTSOUTH)
Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers (FSI, PRIME TICKET)
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic (CSN, FS FLORIDA)
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls (YES, CSN-CHICAGO)
Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves: (CSNNWHD, FS NORTH)
New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, FSSW)
8:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs (MSG, FSSW)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors (ROOT, CSN BAY AREA)
Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets (ESPN, ALTITUDE, SUN SPORTS)
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