NBA News: Player News and Updates for 2/4/16
NBA Player Updates 2/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 4, 2016
The NBA is easing things up a bit tonight after a busy evening last night. We’ve still got four games to look forward to, however, so in the meantime let’s visit with the stats and players in the headlines today.
Hornets-Cavaliers: Down in Charlotte, the Hornets rallied to beat the Cavaliers last night 106-97. Jeremy Lin scored 24 here, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points with 13 rebounds.
The Hornets were without Kemba Walker for this one; he’s their leading scorer.
LeBron James entered this game with a personal 21-game win streak against the Hornets--a stint lasting back to February 19 of 2010.
Charlotte took an 82-75 lead after the third, where they outscored the Cavs 33-17.
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Hawks-Sixers: The Hawks beat up on the Sixers punching bag last night, pulling off a 124-86 victory in Philadelphia.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mike Scott each had 13 points in a nice overall effort. Eight players finished in double-figures here.
The Hawks have now won two straight after a three-game losing streak. As for the Sixers, they’re now 7-42 on the year.
Wizards-Warriors: Stephen Curry was back in fine form last night against the Wizards in DC, logging 51 points on 11 3-pointers in a 134-121 victory. It was the Warriors’ eighth straight win.
On the other side, John Wall scored 41, which was a season-high for him.
The Warriors now stand at 45-4, which ties the ‘66-’67 76ers for the best start in NBA history over a 49-game start.
Thunder-Magic: With the clock winding down in the fourth quarter, OKC superstar Kevin Durant nailed a 3-pointer with just a half-second left, propelling the Thunder to a 117-114 victory over the Magic.
Durant had 37 points on the night, which extends his streak of 20 or more points outings to 36.
Russell Westbrook also had a great night, with 24 points, 19 rebounds (a career-high) and 14 assists. He has eight triple-doubles this year and three straight.
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.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:00 PM ET:
New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons (TNT)
9:00 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns (FSAZ+, ROOT)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans (TNT, TWC SN/TWC D)
10:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Portland Trail Blazers (KGWHD, TSNN)
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