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NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/15

NBA Player Updates 1/5: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More

January 5, 2015

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We had a pretty steady weekend of NBA action over the past couple days, and we’ve got more to look forward to tonight, with 11 games on the schedule. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable happenings and players around the league.

Cavaliers-Mavericks: There’s quite a bit of trouble in Cleveland these days. The Mavericks were the latest to come into Ohio and win, notching their fifth straight victory in a 109-90 outcome. The Cavs were without LeBron James again, and to make matters worse Kyrie Irving came out in the third due to tightness in his back. He won’t be playing tonight, either.
Monta Ellis led the way for the Mavs with 20 points and Dirk Nowitzki posted 15 of his own. He has 27,397 points in his career and is on the verge of taking the No. 7 spot on the all-time list.

NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/15


Heat-Nets: Things haven’t been so good for the Heat lately, but they were able to grab a win against the Nets yesterday. Chris Bosh posted 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 25 in the 88-84 victory, helping Miami stop a four-game losing streak. They were coming off a 36-point loss in Houston on Saturday.
Hassan Whiteside came from out of nowhere in this game to post 11 points, 10 rebounds and five plocks.

Bucks-Knicks: Knicks games are getting to be pretty predictable these days: bad offense, no defense and another L in the standings. New York dropped their 11th straight yesterday against the Bucks at home, a 95-82 affair that saw Zaza Pachulia double up on 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway, Jr. was the high man for the Knicks with 17 points. New York has now lost their last 10 at home, which is a franchise record for futility.

Lakers-Pacers: This one was a pretty fun game to watch, unless you’re a Pacers fan. Kobe Bryant lifted his Lakers to an 88-87 victory in L.A. last night, scoring 20 points and the go-ahead jumper with just over 12 seconds remaining. Nick Young also had 22 for the Lakers, with 10 of those coming in the fourth quarter alone.
C.J. Miles led the Pacers with 19 points; a half-dozen players scored in double figures.

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, January 5, 2015:

7:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FSOHIO)

7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics (SPORTSOUTH, CSNHD)
Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets (YES, FSSW)

8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls (SNN, ROOT, CSN-CHICAGO)
New York Knicks at Memphis Grizzlies (MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves (TSN2, FS NORTH, ALTITUDE)
Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, CSN, FSNOLA)

9:00 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz (FSI, ROOT)

10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, TWC SN/TWC D)

10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, CSN BAY AREA, FS OKLHAHOMA HD)
Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers (SPORTSOUTH, PRIME TICKET)

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