NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/16
NBA Player Updates 1/15: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 15, 2016
The NBA is cooking tonight; we’ve got nine games coming up to kick off the weekend. While we’re getting set for those games, let’s check out some of the notable players out there in the headlines.
Bulls-Sixers: Jimmy Butler was simply ridiculous last night in Philadelphia. He scored a career-high 53 points, leading the Bulls to a 115-111 overtime victory over the Sixers. He also had 10 rebounds and six assists while going 15-of-30 from the field and 21-of-25 from the line.
It was the first time a Bulls player had broken the 50-point threshold since Jamal Crawford did it in 2004.
On the other side, the Sixers fell to 4-37 despite Robert Covington’s 25 points.
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Grizzlies-Pistons: This one was a real nail-biter that came down to the wire. Mario Chalmers scored 25 points against the Pistons in Memphis last night, his final pair coming on a 19-foot jumper at the buzzer to give his team a 103-101 win.
Detroit lost both games to the Grizzlies on a last-second shot this season.
Marc Gasol helped out with 19 points, and Matt Barnes nailed six 3-pointers for 18 points.
Spurs-Cavaliers: Last night’s marquis game featured an East-West battle between the Cavaliers and the Spurs in San Antonio. The Spurs came out on top in this one 99-95, but were tested thoroughly before tightening up on defense late and eking out the win.
Tony Parker posted 24 points as San Antonio extended their home win streak this year to 23. They’ve won 32 at home overall, including last year.
The Spurs fell behind by 15 in the first quarter but would force a total of 18 turnovers as they rallied back.
Warriors-Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s last trip to Oakland as a professional basketball player ended in defeat at the hands of the Warriors, 116-98.
Stephen Curry logged 26 points--his first eight buckets coming on 3-pointers. As for Bryant, he had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in just under 28 minutes of action.
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, January 15, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers (FSI, CSN)
Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN, SPORTSNET ONE, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics (CSNHD, FSAZ)
Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets (YES, CSNNWHD)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Blackhawks (WGN-TV, FSSW)
Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks (NBATV CANADA, FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
9:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FOX SPORTS SUN)
9:30 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets (ESPN, SPORTSNET ONE, ROOT, FSOHIO)
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