NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/3/15
NBA Player Updates 1/3: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 3, 2015
After our first heavy dose of NBA action in 2015 last night, we’re all set for eight more matchups today. While we’re waiting on those games to get going, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what the big stars out there are up to. Here’s the latest.
Hornets-Cavaliers: Even after a minor injury scare, the Cavs’ Kevin Love was able to score 27 points and help Cleveland right the ship against the Hornets last night. Kyrie Irving added 23 points in the 91-87 win, while Tristan Thompson doubled up on 14 points and 14 rebounds.
This current roster will have its hands full as team star LeBron James will be out for at least the next two weeks with knee and back strains.
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Mavericks-Celtics: This one was must-see television as Mavs guard Rajon Rondo made his return to Boston. The game didn’t turn out that close though, as the Mavericks took it 119-101.
Rondo went off in the first quarter, posting 15 points in that period alone. It was a career-high for him, and he’d finish with a season-high 29 all together. Rondo would also add five three-pointers (a career-high), six rebounds and five assists.
Monta Ellis (22 points), Dirk Nowitzki (17 points), and Tyson Chandler (16 rebounds) would aid the cause.
Pistons-Knicks: It was more of the same from both of these teams last night: the Pistons kept winning; the Knicks kept losing. Brandon Jennings put up 29 points in the 97-81 win--which wasn’t as close as even the score would indicate--while Jodie Meeks would add 15 points. Andre Drummond put up 20 rebounds for his part.
This was the Knicks’ 10th straight loss and the Pistons’ fourth straight win. That’s a season-high.
Pelicans-Rockets: This one was quite the blowout. The Pelicans got out to a big lead and rested some of their key players during a 111-83 win over the Rockets. Ryan Anderson posted 22 points while Tyreke Evans would add 21. New Orleans was up by as many as 32 points in this one.
Omer Asik managed to get 11 rebounds while Anthony Davis put up his usual three blocks. New Orleans blocked eight shots all together.
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.
Saturday, January 3, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls (CSNHD, WGN-TV)
Miami Heat at Houston Rockets (SPORTSNET 360, ROOT, SUN SPORTS)
Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves (TSN2, ROOT, FOX SPORTS NORTH PLU)
8:30 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs (CSN, FSSW)
9:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, SPORTSOUTH)
10:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
10:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers (NBATV CANADA, TCN-PHI, PRIME TICKET)
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