NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/15
NBA Player Updates 1/8: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 8, 2015
We’re coming off a very busy evening in the NBA, so things will be slowing down quite a bit tonight. Still, we’ve got three games to look forward to--including a pair of nationally-televised contests--so with that let’s take our daily look at the headlines out there this morning.
Rockets-Cavaliers: The Cavaliers continued their downward spiral last night against the Rockets, as Houston posted a 105-93 victory in Cleveland. Dwight Howard put up 19 rebounds with 17 points, taking over the fourth quarter as the undersized Cavs could do little to stop him.
Kyrie Irving managed a season-high 38 points while Kevin Love would add another 17 and 16 rebounds.
The team should be getting LeBron James (back) to return within a week.
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Knicks-Wizards: This 2014-15 Knicks team is record-setting, just not for the right reasons. New York lost their 13th straight game--a new franchise mark for futility--in a 101-91 road loss to the Wizards yesterday. It was their 23rd loss in the last 24.
New York is now without J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert (trade) and didn’t have Amare Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony (injury) either.
John Wall put up 18 points and eight assists in the victory.
Clippers-Lakers: The Battle of L.A. wasn’t much of a treat for fans (except for those of the Clippers), as the Clips blew out the Lakers 114-89 last night. Blake Griffin put up 27 points and Chris Paul added 24 of his own for L.A.’s ninth victory in the last 10 games against the Lakers. Griffin nearly tripled up on nine rebounds and eight assists.
There was no real threat of the Lakers winning here--Jordan Clarkson led the team with 14 points. Kobe Bryant didn’t score in the first half and would finish with just four points.
Jazz-Bulls: We bet a lot of people lost money on this game. The Bulls were flat last night against the Jazz, making themselves a new season-low points total in a 97-77 Utah victory. Chicago shot just 33.3 percent.
Gordon Hayward managed 18 points for the Jazz, who are now 13-23 on the year. Jimmy Butler put up 16 points and 11 rebounds on the other side.
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, January 8, 2015:
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors (SNN, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at New York Knicks (TNT)
10:30 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT)
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