NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/4/15
NBA Player Updates 12/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 4, 2015
We’ve got another six games coming up in the NBA tonight, which should make for a solid evening of entertainment. Prior to those tip-offs, let’s check out our daily look at the headlines and see what everyone’s talking about this morning.
Heat-Thunder: This was one of the wildest games of the year so far, and felt every bit like the playoffs.
The Heat posted a 97-95 win last night over OKC, thanks to Dwyane Wade’s 28 points. He nailed a pair of free throws with just 1.5 seconds left that would be the deciding points.
This game featured a whopping 38 lead changes and 11 ties; it easily could have gone either way. The Thunder missed a pair of 3-pointes in the final 10 seconds that could have taken the win.
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Nuggets-Raptors: Coming into this one, the Nuggets had eight straight losses to their credit. They were able to buck that trend against the Raptors in Toronto, posting a 106-105 victory.
The Nuggets led the entire game, but the Raptors clawed back to within two with 3:43 left on the clock. Will Barton put up 22 points off the bench; Danilo Gallinari had 21.
DeMar DeRozan posted a season-high 34 points, while Kyle Lowry had 16 on the other side.
Pacers-Blazers: The Pacers took a 6-game win streak into Portland last night, but were stopped 123-111 by the Blazers.
Damian Lillard had 26 points here, while C.J. McCollum put up 21. Mason Plumlee doubled up on 12 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Blazers shot a season-high 18 3-pointers.
The Blazers now have seven straight home victories against the Pacers.
Celtics-Kings: The NBA had their third regular-season game in Mexico last night, a Celtics-Kings matchup in the capital city.
The Celtics took this one 114-97 on the strength of Isaiah Thomas’ 21 points and nine assists. Kelly Olynyk had a nice game with 21 points, while Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder each put up 20 points.
Boston now has four wins in their last five games.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Friday, December 4, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (ESPN, TSN2, MSG, YES)
Phoenix Suns at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSAZ)
7:30 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Lions (FS DETROIT, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, TWC SN/TWC D)
8:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, ROOT)
9:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN, TSN2, FSNOLA, FSOHIO)
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