NBA News: Player News and Updates for 12/9/15
NBA Player Updates 12/9: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
December 9, 2015
We’ve got a big evening ahead of us in the NBA: there are 10 matchups on the schedule stretching into the wee hours. While we await those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news.
Cavs-Trail Blazers: The Cavaliers came into this one with a three-game losing streak, and needed to get things turned around quickly. They were able to do that on a 105-100 win against the Blazers in Cleveland, rallying from an 18-point deficit in the first half.
LeBron James put up 33 points with 10 rebounds, shooting 14-of-24 from the field. Kevin Love put up 18 points to help out.
On the other side, Damiam Lillard had 33 points and C.J. McCollum had 24.
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Warriors-Pacers: Lots of people were picking this game for the Warriors to slip up and break their record string of wins, but Golden State proved those people wrong once again.
The Warriors moved to 23-0 on the season with a 131-123 victory against the Pacers in Indianapolis last night, with Klay Thompson putting up a season-high 39 points. Stephen Curry had a near triple-double with 29 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. He’s now tied for the NBA record with Rashard Lewis on 87 consecutive road games with at least one 3-pointer.
Nets-Rockets: The Nets have now swept the season series between themselves and the Rockets, thanks to a 110-105 victory in Brooklyn last night.
Brook Lopez put up 24 points, while Joe Johnson had 22 of his own. The Nets had season highs in assists (27) and field goal percentage (55.6), while the Rockets coughed up a whopping 24 turnovers.
Thaddeus Young also had a nice game, posting 20 points and 12 rebounds. On the other side, Marcus Thornton put up 32 points, a season-high for him.
Thunder-Grizzlies: The Thunder were rolling last night in Memphis, and it seemed like they barely missed any shots. OKC came out on top here 125-88, with Kevin Durant leading the way on 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook was also great with 13 points and 16 assists.
The Thunder led by 35 after the third quarter, and didn’t have to do a whole lot in the final period.
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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics (ESPN, CSNHD, CSN-CHICAGO)
Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FOX SPORTS SUN)
Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards (CSN, ROOT)
7:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons (FS DETROIT, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors (TSNN, FSSW)
8:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks (FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN, PRIME TICKET)
Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS NORTH, TWC SN/TWC D)
9:00 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FS FLORIDA)
New York Knicks at Utah Jazz (ROOT, MSG)
9:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, NBATV CANADA, FSSW, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
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