NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/29/14
NBA Player Updates 12/29: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 29, 2014
We’re in for another day of a half-dozen matchups around the NBA, kicking off what’s set to be a pretty busy week. While we’re getting settled in and waiting on game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players around the league and see who’s in the news.
Pistons-Cavaliers: On a nightly basis, you never really know what you’re getting from the Cavaliers. They proved that last night against the Pistons, with Detroit taking a 103-80 victory in Cleveland.
Brandon Jennings put up 25 points and the team went on an 18-0 run at one point in the second quarter to pull away and destroy the Cavs at home.
Andre Drummond put up a double-double on 16 points and 17 rebounds for the 7-23 Pistons, who have now won two in a row.
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Spurs-Rockets: The flailing and injured Spurs desperately needed a win last night against the Rockets, and they got it 110-106. Danny Green was the big performer here, posting 24 points in the victory. The win broke a six-game losing streak against Houston.
That moves the defending champs to a somewhat surprising 19-13 record so far, but we’d imagine things will get better once they start getting healthy. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 21-8.
Mavericks-Thunder: Dirk Nowitzki put up a nice effort against the Thunder last night. He came up with 30 points--matching a season-high for him--with 10 of those coming in the final five minutes. The result was a 112-107 victory at home.
The Mavs were playing without Tyson Chandler, who was out with back spasms. The Thunder were missing Kevin Durant once again (sprained ankle) as well. Serge Ibaka put up a season-high 26 to lead OKC in the losing effort.
Blazers-Knicks: The Knicks’ poor 3-point shooting defense bit them once again last night in Portland. Wesley Matthews posted a half-dozen bombs from long-range and ended up with 28 points all together. The result was a 101-79 victory for the Blazers.
Matthews now leads the league in 3-pointers with 106 so far. As a team, Portland was 16-for-36 here.
The Knicks have now lost eight straight and had only nine available players to start this one out. Carmelo Anthony’s knee began acting up in the second half and he came out.
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.
Monday, December 29, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets (NBATV, SPORTSOUTH)
Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (FSI, WGN-TV)
7:30 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSN-CA)
Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (FS FLORIDA, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets (CSN+, ROOT)
10:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers (ROOT, PRIME TICKET)
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