NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/22/15
NBA Player Updates 2/22: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 22, 2015
The NBA is back with a vengeance today, with nine matchups on the schedule. Before we get into all the games, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the headlines as we complete our daily wrap-up.
Thunder-Hornets: Russell Westbrook went off against the Hornets yesterday, guiding his team to a big 110-103 victory over the Hornets in Charlotte last night. With no Kevin Durant (foot), Westbrook posted 33 points and 10 assists. Serge Ibaka and new arrival Enes Kanter put up double-doubles to aid the cause.
Westbrook went 12-of-27 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line, which gives him 43 straight made foul shots. The NBA record is 97.
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Pelicans-Heat: The Pelicans lost Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson to injuries, but were able to get past the Heat yesterday 105-91.
Eric Gordon put up 24 points, with 16 of those coming in a big third quarter, while Omer Asik added 15. New Orleans halted a four-game skid with the win.
The Heat were emotionally drained for this one after learning that Chris Bosh would miss the rest of the year with blood clots on his lungs.
Bulls-Suns: This one was a pretty good game (unless you’re a Suns fan). Pau Gasol put up yet another impressive performance for the Bulls on 22 points and 14 rebounds. The result was a 112-107 win over Phoenix in Chicago.
The Bulls have now won five of six games.
Jimmy Butler added 19 points and Derrick Rose put up 16 of his own, while P.J. Tucker led the way on the other side with 20.
Rockets-Raptors: Corey Brewer came off the bench to provide a nice lift for the Rockets, posting a season-high 26 points in what would eventually become a 98-76 win over the Raptors yesterday.
James Harden added 20 points for Houston, with 16 coming in what would be the decisive third quarter. For the Raptors, it was their first home loss since January 21.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Sunday, February 22, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks (MSG, FSOHIO)
3:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks (SPORTSOUTH, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons (CSN, FS DETROIT)
6:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN BAY AREA)
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic (CSN, FS FLORIDA)
7:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, ALTITUDE, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, SPORTSOUTH)
9:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers (CSNNWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
9:30 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, CSNHD, TWC SN/TWC D)
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