NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/24/14
NBA Player Updates 12/24: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 24, 2014
The NBA will be taking a break today, but will be back in full swing tomorrow for the Christmas holiday. While we’re waiting, let’s use this downtime to check out some of the notable players and situations out there across the league.
Cavaliers-Timberwolves: The Cavaliers are in the middle of two consecutive--and very important--player reunions. The first one went well for Cleveland. Last night, the Cavs took a 125-104 victory over Minnesota in Kevin Love’s first meeting with his former team since being traded. He scored 20 points in the win, with Kyrie Irving adding 29.
Tomorrow, the team will head down to Miami to visit the Heat in LeBron James’ first return trip. Before that, though, the team needs to find out more info on center Anderson Varejao, who was injured in the T-Wolves game. We’ll know more today.
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Pacers-Pelicans: George Hill made his season debut last night against the Pelicans, and he made an immediate impact. He posted 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in just 21 minutes as Indiana topped New Orleans 96-84.
The Pacers push their record to 10-19 with the win and had a half-dozen players in double-figures. As for the Pelicans, they fall to .500 at 14-14.
Bulls-Wizards: Derrick Rose is quickly regaining favor among Bulls fans, as he posted another great outing against the Wizards last night. He posted 25 points, six of which came in a late rally that locked up the game for Chicago.
The Wizards were on top 87-86 with under four minutes remaining, but couldn’t close it out. John Wall led the team with 18 points, but it wasn’t enough. The team was out-rebounded by Chicago 52-41 as well.
Sixers-Heat: We’d imagine a lot of people lost money on this game. Up by 23 points in the second half, the Heat blew a lead against the Sixers and allowed Philly to come back and snag a 91-87 victory.
Michael Carter-Williams posted 20 points, while Luc Mbah a Moute managed 19 of his own. This was the Sixers’ second consecutive win, which is the first time this year they’ve done that.
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.
Thursday, December 25, 2014:
12:00 PM ET;
Washington Wizards at New York Knicks (ESPN, MSG, CSN)
2:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (ABC, TSN)
5:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat (ABC, TSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls (TNT, TSN)
10:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT, TSN)
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