NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/16
NBA Player Updates 1/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 6, 2016
The NBA will be stuffed full of action tonight, as we’ve got 11 matchups to look forward to. Before we settle in for tip-offs, let’s check out our daily look at the headlines and key players out there in the league.
Knicks-Hawks: The Knicks and Hawks just played a couple of days ago, but last night’s result was more of the same. New York was able to carve out a 107-101 victory in Atlanta, withstanding a late-game charge by the Hawks.
Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony each had 23 points to lead the way.
The Knicks almost gave away a 16 point-lead before buckling down and finishing the game. They’re 17-19 so far, matching their win total from all of last year.
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Bulls-Bucks: The red-hot Bulls continued their dominating run last night with a 117-106 victory over the Bucks in Chicago.
Jimmy Butler had 32 points and a season-high 10 assists, while Pau Gasol put up 26 points with 11 rebounds. Taj Gibson also doubled up on 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Chicago led the whole way in this game, their fifth straight win. They’ve scored at least 100 points in eight straight outings.
Mavericks-Kings: If you like nail-biter basketball, this was the game for you. The Mavericks managed to get a crazy 117-116 double-overtime win over the Kings last night, capped by a game-winning 3-pointer by Deron Williams at the buzzer. Dallas has now won 22 straight at home against Sacramento.
Williams led the way with 25 points and was 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
The last time the Kings won a regular-season game in Dallas was February 27, 2003.
Warriors-Lakers: Klay Thompson led the way for Golden State against the Lakers in L.A. last night, posting 36 points. 22 of those cme in the first quarter alone en route to a 109-88 victory.
Stephen Curry scored 17 but took a seat in the fourth quarter to rest his ailing left leg. He missed two games due to the injury last week and has been playing through it since. Curry says it would take four weeks for the leg to heal completely, but he doesn’t want to sit out that long.
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, January 6, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Miami Heat (ESPN, FOX SPORTS SUN, MSG)
Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic (FS FLORIDA, FSI)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards (CSN, FSOHIO)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FS DETROIT)
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (YES, TSNN)
8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS NORTH, ALTITUDE2)
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FSSW)
8:30 PM ET:
Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs (FSSW, ROOT)
9:00 PM ET:
Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
9:30 PM ET:
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, NBATV CANADA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, PRIME TICKET)
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