NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/16
NBA Player Updates 3/5: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 5, 2016
We’ve got a pretty good NBA schedule coming up tonight, so there will be plenty to keep us basketball fans busy. In the meantime, let’s check out our daily wrap-up of the key players and stats in the news.
Pacers-Hornets: We had a clash down in Charlotte last night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Pacers came to town, but the Hornets were able to hold them off for a 108-101 victory, outscoring Indy 28-19 in the decisive fourth quarter.
Kemba Walker scored 33 points and put up 10 assists here, which was the Hornets’ ninth win in 11 games. Nicolas Batum added 31 in a supporting role.
Paul George had 35 on the other side.
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Heat-Sixers: The Heat jumped out to a hot start last night at Wells Fargo Center, outscoring the host Sixers 40-29 in the first quarter.
Things were closer the rest of the way, but Miami would emerge with a 112-102 win. Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade had 21 points of his own. It was Miami’s fourth straight win. They’re 7-2 since losing Chris Bosh (blood clot).
Celtics-Knicks: The Celtics were able to edge out the Knicks at TD Garden in Boston last night, coming away with a 105-104 win.
This was a comeback for Boston, who outscored New York 24-17 during the fourth quarter.
The decisive score came on a layup from Avery Bradley with 17.7 seconds left. Isaiah Thomas had a big hand here too, with 32 points and eight assists.
Boston has a 13-game win streak at home despite facing double-digit deficits in each of the last four straight.
Hawks-Lakers: In last night’s nationally-televised late game, the Lakers had some trouble scoring. They reached the 20-point mark just once in four quarters, falling to the visiting Hawks 106-77.
Dennis Schroder came off the bench to score 16 here, leading six players in double-figures. It was the team’s first season sweep of the Lakers since 1973-74.
Kyle Korver was 4-for-4 from 3-point range and had 15 points.
On the other side, the Lakers were without their top three scorers, but got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Julius Randle.
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, March 4, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers (FSOHIO, CSNHD)
Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks (MSG, FS DETROIT)
Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards (CSN+, FSI)
Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans (FSNOLA, ROOT)
8:00 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves (FS NORTH, YES)
8:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls (ABC)
Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (NBATV CANADA, FSSW, CSN-CA)
10:30 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers (PRIME TICKET, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
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