NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/26/15
NBA Player Updates 2/26: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 26, 2015
After a busy 12-game set last night in the NBA, there are just two matchups on the schedule tonight. The good news, however, is that they’re both nationally-televised. Let’s take a quick look at the headlines in our daily wrap-up.
Heat-Magic: Even without Chris Bosh, the Heat were able to eke out a win over intrastate rivals Orlando last night. Luol Deng posted 21 points and Dwyane Wade managed 18 in the 93-90 overtime victory. Hassan Whiteside also had another big game, posting a double-double on 15 points and 13 rebounds.
The Heat have won three of their four games since Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung.
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Mavs-Hawks: With new PG Rajon Rondo suspended for conduct detrimental to the team (he got into a shouting match on the sidelines with head coach Rick Carlisle on Tuesday with head coach Rick Carlisle), the Mavericks were no match for the Hawks in Atlanta last night.
Dennis Schroder posted 17 points on the way to a 104-87 victory, banging in five 3-pointers on the night.
As for Rondo, he’ll be back Saturday.
Knicks-Celtics: The latest team to wreck the Knicks on their way to the worst record in the league were the Celtics, who took a home victory last night 115-94.
Boston had some trouble finding their way early, and ended up in a six-point deficit in the third. They got things going, however, and finished the game strong.
Isaiah Thomas put up 19 points while Jonas Jerebko managed 20. It was the first home game for both players as members of the Celtics.
Bulls-Hornets: With Derrick Rose out again (he’ll have another knee surgery), the Bulls looked like a team in disarray last night against the Hornets.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted 18 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double as Charlotte took a 98-86 win at United Center. Al Jefferson added 16 points.
The Hornets stopped a five-game losing skid with the win.
We don’t know yet how long Rose will be out, but a best-case scenario has him back for the playoffs. He could be out for the year, however--we’ll just have to wait and see if that happens.
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 .
Thursday, February 26, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT, FSOHIO)
10:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns (TNT, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
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