NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/12/15
NBA Player Updates 4/12: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 12, 2015
Get set for an onslaught of NBA action as we cruise into the playoffs. It’s starting this afternoon with a nine-game schedule on tap, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there before we settle in.
Knicks-Magic: Most NBA fans tuned this one out, but in doing so they missed a dubious NBA record for futility. During the second quarter, the Knicks scored eight points and the Magic scored seven. That’s the lowest combined score (15) for a quarter in NBA history. The previous low was 18.
Cole Aldrich put up a career-high 19 points here, while Tim Hardaway, Jr. put up 13 of his own.
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Raptors-Heat: The Heat are all but assured of missing the playoff now, thanks to a 107-104 loss to the Raptors. Lou Williams put up 29 points in this one, while DeMar DeRozan logged 24 of his own.
The Raptors clinched home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs with this victory. Miami still has a slim chance at making the postseason, but you can pretty much pencil them out.
Bulls-Sixers: Derrick Rose is officially back. He played in his third game since returning from his latest knee injury yesterday against the Sixers, and logged 22 points with eight assists in a 114-107 win.
Pau Gasol logged another double-double in a support role, putting up 24 points and 13 rebounds. The Bulls are now tied with the Raptors for third place in the East.
Warriors-Timberwolves: Golden State’s charmed run continues. They’ve locked up the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference and are coming off a 110-101 win over the Timberwolves.
This one was a little closer than expected, however, leading to concerns of momentum heading into the playoffs. Stephen Curry led the way as usual with 34 points on the evening. We’ll see if the Warriors can get their mojo back in the first round.
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, April 12, 2015:
3:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks (YES, FSNWI+)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FSO-WUAB)
3:30 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons (SPORTSOUTH, FS DETROIT)
5:00 PM ET:
Sacramento Kings at Denver Nuggets (CSN-CA, ALTITUDE)
6:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (NBATV, CSN, SPORTSOUTH)
7:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (ROOT, FSNOLA)
Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, FSAZ+)
9:30 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers (NBATV, FSSW, TWC SN/TWC D)
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