NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/1/16
NBA Player Updates 3/1: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 1, 2016
The NBA is back tonight with another stellar lineup, so in the meantime let’s visit with some of the notable players and stats in the news. Here’s the latest.
Cavs-Pacers: We had a classic clash last night in Cleveland as the Cavaliers took on the visiting Pacers. LeBron James scored 33 points here as the home team triumphed 100-96.
Kyrie Irving also helped close things out, making four free throws in the final eight seconds. He had 22 points and was 11-of-11 from the line. Tristan Thompson had a nice night on the boards with 11 rebounds.
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Bucks-Rockets: Over in Milwaukee, the Bucks were able to fend off the visiting Rockets 128-121, thanks to a 36-point night from Jabari Parker. It was a career-high for him.
The Bucks nearly gave away a 13-point lead in the late stages of the game, but performances like Khris Middleton’s 30 points helped them edge out Houston.
Giannis Antetokounmpo posted his second career triple-double here as well, with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists.
Dwight Howard led the Rockets with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
Grizzlies-Nuggets: Zach Randolph was his usual dominant self last night in Denver, helping the Grizzlies to a 103-96 win. He scored 22 points here, which included two big layups at a key point late in the fourth.
Matt Barnes put up 16 points, and Mario Chalmers logged 15. This was their fifth victory in a row against Denver, who were led by Kenneth Faried’s 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Nuggets had 20 turnovers here, however, which directly contributed to their loss.
Thunder-Kings: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the way for the Thunder once again last night in a 131-116 win in Sacramento.
Durant put up 27 points here with 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals, and Westbrook managed 20 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists for another triple-double. Enes Kanter put up 23 points, making all 11 of his shots.
The Thunder needed a nice win like this, as they had dropped four of five coming in.
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.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSAZ)
7:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (NBATV, TSN¼, FS-SUN, CSN-CHICAGO)
Portland Trailblazers at New York Knicks (MSG, CSNNWHD)
8:30 PM ET:
Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks (FSSW, FS FLORIDA)
10:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Golden State Warriors (NBATV, TSN4, CSN BAY AREA, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers (TWC SN/TWC D, YES)
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