NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/2/16
NBA Player Updates 1/2: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 2, 2016
The NBA is really stretching its legs today, as there are 11 games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on those, let’s check out some of the key players and stats from the headlines in our daily wrap-up.
Heat-Mavericks: The Heat got January off to a good start yesterday, crushing the Mavericks 106-82. Hassan Whiteside logged 25 points and 19 rebounds, while Gerald Green came off the bench to post 19 points of his own.
Chris Bosh put up 16 points, and Goran Dragic managed 15 points and seven assists. Dwyane Wade was hit with the flu, but got some fluids and was able to come off the bench for 10 points.
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Knicks-Bulls: This was something of a strange game. The Bulls came out fast at the UC last night against the Knicks, outscoring them 34-18 in the first quarter. The Knicks were able to fight back and eventually take the lead in the second half, but were blown out of the stadium in the fourth quarter 31-8. The end result was a 108-81 Bulls win.
Bobby Portis had another strong game here, with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He’s averaging 11.3 PPG and 6.9 RPG in his last seven appearances.
Lakers-Sixers: Veteran Lou Williams led the Lakers to a victory last night against the Sixers, scoring 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 93-84 win. Jordan Clarkson would add 19.
This was the Lakers second win in a row, the first time they’ve won consecutive outings since last February.
The Sixers (3-32) and Lakers (7-27) have the NBA’s two worst records.
Raptors-Hornets: DeMar DeRozan posted 23 points in the Raptors 104-94 victory over the Hornets last night in Toronto. Kyle Lowry put up 18 points and 11 assists (a season-high).
The Raptors were down by eight points heading into the fourth quarter but were able to battle back. They would end up scoring the final 10 points of the game.
Charlotte shot just 19 percent in the fourth quarter.
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.
Saturday, January 2, 2016:
3:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, YES)
5:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings (NBATV, CSN-CA, FSAZ)
7:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers (FSI, FS DETROIT)
7:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers (SPORTSNET ONE, FS OHIO, FS FLORIDA)
8:00 PM ET:
Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves (TSN2, FS NORTH, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN)
8:30 PM ET:
New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FSNOLA)
Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV, FSSW, ROOT)
9:00 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz (ROOT, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
10:30 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors (TSN2, CSN BAY AREA)
Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers (PRIME TICKET, CSN)
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