NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/15
NBA Player Updates 2/5: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 5, 2015
After a very busy evening last night, the NBA is taking its proverbial foot off the gas pedal in the coming hours, with just four matchups on the set. Still, there’s plenty of great basketball to look forward to in the meantime, so let’s take our daily look at the key players and stats as we await tip-off.
Bucks-Lakers: The Bucks have a nice little run going, following their 113-105 OT win over the Lakers last night in Milwaukee. It was the team’s fifth victory in a row. O.J. Mayo propelled the team to the extra period on a pair of clutch 3-pointers, and Giannis Antekounmpo posted a career-high 25 points to lead the way in scoring. Brandon Knight added 24.
On the other side, the Lakers have now lost 11 of 12 games, which includes eight in a row away from Staples Center.
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Timberwolves-Heat: With Ricky Rubio back in the lineup, the Timberwolves looked a lot better last night against the Heat. The team pushed hard for a 102-101 victory in Minneapolis, spurred on by Kevin Martin’s 30 points. Rubio had eight points and nine helpers in what was his first home game since the first of November.
Hassan Whiteside was a beast for the Heat once again, posting a career-high 24 points and logging 20 rebounds.
Thunder-Pelicans: Russell Westbrook was all over the place last night in New Orleans against the Pelicans, keying the Thunder to a 102-91 victory on 45 points.
The Thunder were down by three with fewer than six minutes remaining, but thanks to a 13-0 run in the last five minutes they took control for good.
This brings OKC to 25-24 and New Orleans to 26-23 on the season so far.
Warriors-Mavericks: This was a great game--if you’re not a Mavericks fan, that is. Stephen Curry posted a season-high 51 points against the Mavericks in Oakland last night, rallying the team from 22 points down at one point to finish 128-114.
Curry posted 10-of-16 from behind the 3-point line and was 16-of-26 from the field. He put up 26 points in a monster third quarter to help bring the Warriors to 39-8 on the year so far.
On the other side, Chandler Parsons put up 25 and Tyson Chandler doubled up with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
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, February 5, 2015
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets (CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT, TSN2)
10:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings (FSSW, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, TSN2)
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