NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/29/15
NBA Player Updates 1/29: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 29, 2015
After a busy stretch of packed evenings, the NBA is easing things up a bit tonight with just four matchups on the schedule. Still, there are some good-looking games on tap, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the headlines today.
Cavs-Blazers: No LeBron, no problem. The Cavaliers nabbed a 99-94 victory over Portland last night, thanks to a big effort from Kyrie Irving. He put up 55 points, which is a new record for the arena, as James sat out with an injury and watched the festivities.
Irving made 11 3-pointers (a new team record) and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the line. He put up 24 of the Cavs’ final 28 points overall.
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Sixers-Pistons: Anytime Philly wins a basketball game, it’s major news. That said, we need to talk about the Sixers’ 89-69 victory over the Pistons last night. Michael Carter-Williams posted 14 points and 10 helpers while Robert Covington added 19 of his own.
The victory broke a six-game losing streak for Philadelphia, who move to 9-37.
Six players scored double-figures here, including Jakarr Sampson’s 13 points, which was a career-high.
Hawks-Nets: Paul Millsap was all over the place last night, logging 28 points and 15 rebounds in the Hawks 17th straight win, a 113-102 victory over Brooklyn.
A half-dozen Atlanta players reached double-digits in points here as the team moved to 38-8 on the season. They’ve won 31 of their last 33 and lead the East by a whopping seven-game margin.
Rockets-Mavericks: Now let’s head out West and check out this intrastate Texas matchup between the Rockets and Mavericks. Dwight Howard was out of action for this one, so Josh Smith had to carry the load for Houston. He did well with that responsibility, posting 18 points. James Harden would tally 17 himself as the Rockets surged to a 99-94 victory in Houston.
The Rockets have now won three straight; meanwhile, the Mavs are in a tailspin after dropping their last four.
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 29, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers (MSG, FSI)
8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT, TSN2)
10:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT, TSN2, CSN-CHICAGO)
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