NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/31/15
NBA Player Updates 1/31: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 31, 2015
The NBA is going into the weekend with a full head of steam. After a 9-game set last night, we’ve got 11 more to look forward to this evening, so it should be a good time for basketball fans. In the meantime, let’s check in with our daily wrap-up and see who’s making news out there.
Sixers-Timberwolves: Two bad teams met last night, and one of them had to win. That team was the Sixers, who took it 103-94 in Philly.
Michael Carter-Williams was great here, with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The victory moved Philadelphia to 10-37, one win better than the ‘72-73 team that only won nine games all year. They had initially begun 0-17, getting their first win in early December against these same Timberwolves.
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Hawks-Blazers: The Hawks kept flying yesterday, and they’re still the surprise of the NBA. Even though Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge did all he could to stop the winning streak (37 points), Atlanta won 105-99 for their franchise-record 18th straight victory.
Kent Blazemore provided a spark off the bench, logging 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in a stat-sheet-filling effort.
Rockets-Celtics: Over in Boston, Donatas Motiejunas posted a new career-high against the Celtics yesterday. He put up 26 points--with 10 coming in the fourth quarter alone--to help the Rockets to their fourth win in a row 93-87.
James Harden, meanwhile, had an uncharacteristic off-night with 14 points on a limp 4-of-21 from the floor. Terrance Smith helped out with a double-double on 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Cavs-Kings: LeBron returned to the floor after missing one game due to a sprained right wrist, and the Cavaliers were able to top the Kings 101-90 last night.
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points to help out, while James went 7-of-16 from the field and made five straight shots in the second half to help put the game away.
DeMarcus Cousins, a newly-minted All-Star, put up 21 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.
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 31, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN-CA)
Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic (FSSW, FS FLORIDA)
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards (SPORTSNET 360, CSN)
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks (TCN-PHI, SPORTSOUTH)
Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons (ROOT, FS DETROIT)
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies (SPORTSOUTH, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves (FSOHIO, FS NORTH)
8:30 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks (CSNNWHD, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
9:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, SPORTSOUTH)
Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs (ESPN, SPORTSNET 360, KENS HD, PRIME TICKET)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors (FSAZ, CSN BAY AREA)
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