NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/24/15
NBA Player Updates 1/24: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 24, 2015
The NBA is posting just five games today, with bookends of 11 matchups yesterday and tomorrow. That means it’s a heavy weekend of action on the court, so let’s take this opportunity to check out some of the notable players and stats that are in the news this morning.
Raptors-Sixers: Kyle Lowry posted 17 points in the fourth quarter alone (and had 21 overall) in a 91-86 win over the Sixers last night. It was just Toronto’s fourth win in the last 12 games.
The Raptors gave up the game’s first 15 points and were down nine points with a little over five minutes to play.
Patrick Patterson was able to double up here on 14 points and 13 rebounds.
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Cavaliers-Hornets: It seems the Cavaliers are getting back on the same page together, as evidenced by their recent winning spurt. LeBron scored 25 in the 129-90 blowout of the Hornets in Cleveland last night for the Cavs’ fifth straight win. Prior to that, they’d been just 1-9 in their previous 10.
J.R. Smith showed what he could add to the team from beyond the arc, knocking down seven 3-pointers for 21 points.
Heat-Pacers: When the Pacers go down to Miami (or vice-versa), it’s always a good time. This one was no different, as the Heat eked out an 89-87 victory at home. Luol Deng posted 23 points while Chris Bosh added 19 here, nearly blowing a 20-point lead late in the third quarter.
Dwyane Wade would add 13 points of his own after missing the shootaround due to headaches.
Knicks-Magic: Whenever the Knicks win this year, it’s news. Unfortunately for their fans who want a high draft pick, they’ve been doing that a lot more lately.
New York got another W last night at home against the Magic, taking it 113-106 on the strength of 25 points from Carmelo Anthony. Jason Smith would add 19 of his own and the Knicks are now 8-36.
New York has now won three straight, a season-high for them.
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 24, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets (MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks (NBATV, FS DETROIT, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
8:00 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Memphis Grizzlies (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
9:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz (YES, ROOT)
10:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers (NBATV, CSN, CSNNWHD)
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