NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/13/15
NBA Player Updates 4/13: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 13, 2015
We’ve got another healthy dose of NBA action coming our way this evening, so before we settle in and wait on all of those intriguing games that will be essential to playoff seeding, let’s check in on some of the notable players and situations out there in the league in our daily wrap-up.
Bucks-Nets: The Milwaukee Bucks are going to the playoffs, which is pretty crazy to consider when you think about all the adversity they’ve faced this season.
The team clinched with a 96-73 win over the Nets yesterday, securing the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference in the process. The postseason appearance comes one season after a franchise-worst 67-loss campaign.
Ersan Ilyasova (21 points) and O.J. Mayo (17 points) led the way for Milwaukee.
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Celtics-Cavaliers: In another game with heavy playoff implications out East, the Celtics got one step closer to clinching on a big 117-78 rout of the Cavaliers yesterday in Boston.
Isaiah Thomas put up 17 points here, his job made easier by the fact that the Cavs rested LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith.
The Cavs have clinched the No. 2 seed in the East, giving up 20 steals to Boston in this one, which is one short of a club record for the Celtics.
Pacers-Thunder: The Thunder could have gotten a big boost in their playoff hopes yesterday, but watched the Pacers close on a 10-1 run en route to a 116-104 Indy victory.
Russell Westbrook did everything in his power to try and force the Thunder to a win, providing a career-high 54 points. He also picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, which could cause him to sit a game according to NBA rules.
Rockets-Pelicans: James Harden posted 30 points (with none coming in the fourth quarter) as the Rockets took care of business against the Pelicans last night 121-114. He’s now got 35 30-point games this season, which leads the NBA.
This victory ends a two-game slide for Houston, who overcame Anthony Davis’ 27 points as the Pelicans fight for that last playoff slot in the West.
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 13, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets (ROOT, SPORTSOUTH)
Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, FS DETROIT)
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers (CSN, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
7:30 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks (MSG, SPORTSOUTH)
Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSN-CHICAGO)
Orlando Magic at Miami Heat (FS FLORIDA, SUN SPORTS)
8:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves (SPORTSNET ONE, FSNOLA)
Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBATV, KGWHD, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
9:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz (ROOT, KTXA)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings (CSN-CA, TWC SN/TWC D)
10:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, SPORTSOUTH, CSN BAY AREA)
Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers (ALTITUDE, PRIME TICKET)
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