NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/6/15
NBA Player Updates 4/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 6, 2015
We’ve been on a good run of NBA games, with a whopping 27 matchups in the last three days. The league is putting the brakes on tonight, however, with just one game on the schedule. Before we get settled, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there.
Rockets-Thunder: The Rockets and Thunder played a very important Western Conference matchup yesterday in Oklahoma City, and Houston came out on top. James Harden led the way once again in the 115-112 victory, logging 41 points in a stellar scoring performance.
On the other side, Russell Westbrook put on a clinic of his own with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his 11th triple-double of the year.
USA TODAY Sports
Bulls-Cavaliers: The Cavaliers have now won 18 straight games at home, thanks to a big performance by LeBron James. He put up a triple-double in the 99-94 win over Chicago, and his teammates backed him up with some clutch performances.
J.R. Smith made eight 3-point shots, and Kyrie Irving logged 27 points as Cleveland inched closer to a Central Division crown.
Heat-Pacers: Yesterday in Indianapolis, the Pacers got a big boost from the returning Paul George. It was the big man’s season debut, and he helped Indy post a 112-89 blowout win over the visiting Heat.
George would log 13 points in 15 minutes of action, his first meaningful time on the court since breaking his leg last August 1.
The Pacers are now 34-43 and have won two straight. They’re tied with the Heat for the No. 9 slot in the East.
Clippers-Lakers: Now let’s head out west and check out the aftermath of the Clippers-Lakers matchup from last night. The Clips took the game in a blowout, winning 106-78.
With the loss, the Lakers officially own a franchise record for futility. It was defeat number 56 on the season, making them the worst Lakers team ever.
On the flip side, the Clippers have now beat the Lakers six straight times overall, which is a franchise best for them. They did it on some solid performances from Blake Griffin (18 points) and DeAndre Jordan (16 points; 11 rebounds).
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 .
Monday, April 6, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Portland Trailblazers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNNWHD)
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.