NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/17/14
NBA Player Updates 12/17: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 17, 2014
We’ve got a packed NBA schedule coming our way tonight; there are 10 games on tap. While we’re waiting and deciding which games to check out, let’s visit with some of the notable headlines out there and see what everyone’s talking about his morning.
Heat-Nets: The Miami-Brooklyn rivalry wrote another chapter last night, and the Heat got the upper hand in this one. Dwyane Wade overcame a stomach virus to score 28 as Miami won 95-91 in New York. Wade also had five rebounds and four assists, recording 12-for-24 shooting.
Miami had five players in double-figures. Luol Deng managed 18 points and Shabazz Napier managed 11.
On the other side, Mason Plumlee had 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Deron Williams also posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists.
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Grizzlies-Warriors: All good things come to an end, and the Warriors learned that the hard way in a 105-98 defeat in Memphis last night. The loss brought an end to Golden State’s 16-game win streak, with the game turning on the Grizzlies’ 20 straight points to start the second quarter.
Vince Carter posted 16 points in total, with 11 coming on that 20-point run. Marc Gasol added 24 and Zach Randolph scored 17 with 10 rebounds.
The loss brings the Warriors to 21-3 and is Memphis’ fifth straight victory.
Knicks-Mavericks: Tyson Chandler was back at the Garden last night, but it wasn’t in a Knicks uniform. He posted a big effort under the basket in Dallas’ 107-87 rout of the hapless Knicks last night, and teammate Dirk Nowitzki posted 16 points in the factory.
On the other side, Carmelo Anthony put up 26 and Tim Hardaway Jr. logged yet another poor (5-of-17) night from the field.
Thunder-Kings: The Thunder are on a roll right now, and they’ve now got seven straight wins under their collective belt. This latest came against the Kings in Sacramento, with Russell Westbrook posting 32 points and seven assists in the 104-92 outcome.
Kevin Durant helped out with 26 points as the Thunder built off a seven-point halftime lead to close it out in the waning minutes.
Rudy Gay managed 22 points and Carl Landry put up 14 off the bench. The Kings had 19 turnovers in the game.
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 17, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets (FSAZ, SPORTSOUTH)
Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (SPORTSOUTH, FSOHIO)
7:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS FLORIDA)
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons (FSSW, FS DETROIT0
Utah Jazz at Miami Heat (ROOT, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (ESPN, TSN, YES)
8:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
10:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
10:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers (FSI, PRIME TICKET)
Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets (ESPN, ROOT, ALTITUDE)
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