NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/14/14
NBA Player Updates 12/14: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 14, 2014
We’re in the middle of a pretty busy run in the NBA right now, and we’ve got seven more games headed our way this evening. While we’re waiting on those tip-offs, let’s check out some of the notable headlines from around the league right now.
Warriors-Mavericks: The Warriors just keep winning. They took their franchise-record 15th straight victory yesterday in Dallas, making head coach Steve Kerr the rookie coach with the most wins in NBA history at this point in a first year.
Golden State took it 105-98, blowing out the Mavs by 21 in the first quarter and extending that lead to 28 before Dallas clawed back into it.
Stephen Curry posted 29 points and Dirk Nowitzki managed 23 for the Mavericks.
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Nets-Hornets: Joe Johnson was all over this game, especially in the first quarter. He posted 14 points in that frame on his way to 22 all together as the Nets easily dispatched the Hornets in Charlotte last night by a score of 114-87.
Johnson went 4-of-6 from 3-point range, adding to Brooklyn’s team total of 16-of-23 from deep. They also posted 29 assists, their second consecutive night with at least 25.
Grizzlies-Sixers: The Sixers nearly had their first home win of the season last night against the Grizzlies. They were up by 18 with around seven minutes to go in regulation before Memphis went on a torrid streak and tied it up with a Mike Conley three at the end of the fourth.
The game would go into overtime, and the Grizzlies would take it 120-115. Zach Randolph added 24 points and 11 rebounds while Conley himself nailed five threes and had nine helpers.
Rockets-Nuggets: The return of Dwight Howard--who missed 11 games with a strained knee--was the big story in this one. The Houston center surpassed 10,000 career rebounds in the 108-96 win over the Nuggets, providing 26 points and 13 boards. James Harden also aided the cause in a huge way with a triple-double on 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the third triple-double of his career.
On the other side, Ty Lawson managed 19 points and 12 assists, while Darrell Arthur put up a season-high 20 points.
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.
Sunday, December 14, 2014:
6:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, CSN BAY AREA)
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (WGN-TV, SUN SPORTS)
Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards (CSN, ROOT)
7:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves: (FS NORTH, TWC SN/TWC D)
Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder (FSAZ, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks (TSN2, MSG)
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets (FSSW, ALTITUDE)
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