NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/7/15
NBA Player Updates 1/7: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 7, 2015
After just two games on the schedule last night, the NBA is making it up to us this evening with a whopping 12 matchups out there. Before we get settled, let’s check out some of the ongoing storylines and headline-grabbing players everyone’s talking about today.
Suns-Bucks: Let’s head over to Milwaukee and check out the Suns-Bucks game. Markieff Morris took things over in this one, scoring 26 and adding 10 rebounds to his cause in a 102-96 Phoenix victory. That brings the Suns to 21-16 on the season.
This was a revenge game for Phoenix, as Milwaukee had beaten them by two points about a month and a half ago, thanks to a last-second 3-pointer. The Suns have scored at least 100 points for nine straight games.
Isaiah Thomas posted 19 points and Goran Dragic managed 16.
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Pistons-Spurs: If you’re a Pistons fan, this was a great lift for you. Detroit eked out a 105-104 comeback win over the Spurs in San Antonio, capped off by Brandon Jennings’ jumper as time ran down. He picked off Tim Duncan’s inbounds pass and drove the floor to do it.
The Pistons were down 18 in the first half here, but thanks to 20 points and 17 rebounds from Andre Drummond, as well as 17 points and 11 rebounds from Greg Monroe, they were able to come back for the win.
Here’s an interesting scoop from this morning’s headlines. The Trail Blazers have expressed some interest in signing Jermaine O’Neal as a replacement prospect for Robin Lopez and Joel Freeland.
O’Neal is 36 years old at this point, and it’s questionable how much he’d be able to bring a prospective team. Still, Portland is desperate.
Word is that the Mavericks are also trying to land O’Neal as a replacement to Brandan Wright, so the odds are that we’ll see him with either one of those teams in the near future.
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, January 7, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Hornets (FSNOLA, SPORTSOUTH)
Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, TSN, ROOT, FSOHIO)
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
New York Knicks at Washington Wizards (MSG, CSN+)
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks (SPORTSOUTH)
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls (ROOT, CSN, CHICAGO)
8:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FS DETROIT)
9:00 PM ET;
Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FS FLORIDA)
9:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves (ESPN, TSN, FSAZ)
10:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
10:30 PM ET:
Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors (FSI, CSN BAY AREA)
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers (PRIME TICKET, TWC SN/TWC D)
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