NBA News: Player News and Updates for 3/6/16
NBA Player Updates 3/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
March 6, 2016
We’ve got a nice seven-game schedule on our hands today, which rounds out a busy weekend of NBA action. The games get going this afternoon, so in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in the news.
Cavs-Celtics: Cavs fans got to see a little history last night when LeBron James surpassed Tim Duncan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list during a 120-103 win over the Celtics in Cleveland.
James put up 28 points here, stopping the Celtics’ win streak at five games. Kyrie Irving put up 21 points and Iman Shumpert doubled up on 12 points and 16 rebounds.
James now has 26,378 points, which is currently 12 more than Duncan.
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Knicks-Pistons: Last night at the Garden, the Knicks won a game--and it’s newsworthy anytime that happens these days.
New York beat visiting Detroit 102-89, with Carmelo Anthony putting up 24 points and 10 rebounds. Robin Lopez put up 21 points in helping the Knicks get just their fourth win in the last 20 games. This one was decided on a 21-4 run in the fourth quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis sat out with a bruised lower leg.
Bulls-Rockets: The Bulls showed some life last night in Chicago, tallying a 108-100 win against Houston.
Pau Gasol had 28 points and 17 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler put up 24 points. He was just coming back from a strained knee.
Chicago breaks a four-game losing streak with this win. It was Gasol’s 35th double-double of the year. Butler also got one with 11 rebounds. He’d missed 11 games prior to this.
Spurs-Kings: Even without three starters, the Spurs improved to 30-0 at home this year. Kawhi Leonard put up 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the team over the Kings 104-94. It was San Antonio’s eighth straight victory and extends a franchise-best start to 53-9.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and Danny Green all sat this one out, but Manu Ginobili came back after a 12-game absence to play 15 minutes.
Duncan and Green were resting; Aldridge had a migraine.
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.
Sunday, March 6, 2016:
3:30 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks (FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (ABC)
4:00 PM ET:
Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSAZ)
5:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets (ALTITUDE, FSSW)
6:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Detroit Pistons (NBATV, FS DETROIT PLUS, CSNNWHD)
Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat (FOX SPORTS SUN, CSN)
6:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors (SPORTSNET ONE, ROOT)
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