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NBA NEWS - NBA NOTES & PREVIEW for WEEK 14

Golden State’s Stephen Curry has hit at least 11 threes in a game seven times. All other players have done it a combined eight times - (Keith Allison - photo)

 

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, 33, recently became the third player to record his first 50-point game at age 33 or older. Who are the other two? - (NBA photo)

 

Pau Gasol, Spurs: Needs 33 points to pass Bob Pettit (20,880) for 37th place all time - (NBA photo)

 

 

 

 

 

Golden State’s Stephen Curry has hit at least 11 threes in a game seven times. All other players have done it a combined eight times. - TRIVIA QUESTION: San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, 33, recently became the third player to record his first 50-point game at age 33 or older. Who are the other two? - Pau Gasol, Spurs: Needs 33 points to pass Bob Pettit (20,880) for 37th place all time - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, NY USA – (NBA)

Monday, January 14, 2019

THREE POINTS

NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: The fourth season of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC tips off Saturday with the Los Angeles Lakers visiting Houston. A weekly series through Week 22, the Primetime schedule features eight games, with each airing at 8:30 p.m. ET. This week’s season debut is preceded by a special matinee broadcast on ABC as Philadelphia hosts Oklahoma City at 3:30 p.m. ET. When the 76ers and Thunder last met in Philadelphia (Dec. 15 of last season), OKC prevailed 119-117 in triple overtime.

NBA London Game 2019: New York faces Washington on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET in NBA London Game 2019 (NBA TV). This marks the NBA’s ninth regular-season game in London. The Wizards are making their London debut, while the Knicks have played two other regular- season games there. Washington’s Bradley Beal is coming off a 43-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound triple-double. The 2018 NBA All-Star is averaging 32.5 points in his last six games.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Beginning Thursday through Jan. 21, the NBA will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a variety of events and programs. The celebration will culminate with five nationally televised games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. TNT’s tripleheader will feature Pelicans- Grizzlies (5:30 p.m. ET), Rockets-76ers (8 p.m.) and Warriors-Lakers (10:30 p.m.). Earlier, NBA TV’s matinee doubleheader will showcase Thunder-Knicks (12:30 p.m.) and Magic-Hawks (3 p.m.).


TRENDING TOPICS

Shareef Abdur-Rahim: The former NBA All-Star is beginning his first week as President of the NBA G League. He replaces Malcolm Turner, who stepped down to become Athletics Director at Vanderbilt University.

All-Star Voting: The third fan update for NBA All-Star Voting 2019 presented by Google will be announced on Thursday. TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters on Jan. 24 and the reserves on Jan. 31.

Donovan Mitchell, Jazz: The second-year guard is averaging 30.4 points in his last five games, a 4-1 stretch for Utah. He has scored 33 points or more in each of his last three games.

Justise Winslow, Heat: Winslow has scored at least 20 points seven times this season. He had two 20-point games in his first three seasons combined.

The Bounce: Yahoo Sports, Turner Sports and the NBA are partnering on a new, mobile- friendly program, available exclusively on the Yahoo Sports app. The Bounce will debut on MLK Day (Jan. 21) from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. ET and then air five nights a week from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. ET.

Devin Booker, Suns: Booker has pledged to donate $2.5 million over the next five years to children and families in need in Arizona.


TRIVIA QUESTION:

San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, 33, recently became the third player to record his first 50-point game at age 33 or older. Who are the other two?


GO FIGURE

Golden State’s Stephen Curry has hit at least 11 threes in a game seven times. All other players have done it a combined eight times. 11

West-leading Denver has won 12 consecutive games at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets are an NBA-best 18-3 at home. On Jan. 12, South Bay Lakers guard Andre Ingram set the NBA G League record for games played with 402.

On Jan. 12, South Bay Lakers guard Andre Ingram set the NBA G League record for games played with 402.


G LEAGUE STAR

On Jan. 8, Haywood Highsmith and Shake Milton became the 25th and 26th players to play in an NBA game and an NBA G League game on the same day, taking part in victories by the Philadelphia 76ers and the Delaware Blue Coats. Highsmith signed a two-way contract with the Sixers on the same day as his doubleheader. Milton is also on a two-way contract.


MILESTONE WATCH

Kevin Durant, Warriors: Needs 70 points to pass Clyde Drexler for 31st place all time.

Vince Carter, Hawks: Needs 49 points to pass Jerry West (25,192) for 21st place all time.

Pau Gasol, Spurs: Needs 33 points to pass Bob Pettit (20,880) for 37th place all time. 600-Win Club:

Houston’s Mike D’Antoni (599) and Indiana’s Nate McMillan (596) are on the verge of 600 coaching wins.


All-Time Points Leaders:

32nd - Kevin Durant - 22,126

31st -Clyde Drexle - 22,195

30th - Dwyane Wade - 22,528


TRIVIA ANSWER:

Andre Miller (33) and Clifford Robinson (33) join LaMarcus Aldridge as the only players to record their first 50-point game at age 33 or older. NBA ON THIS DAY Jan. 15, 1965: The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Wilt Chamberlain in a trade with the San Francisco Warriors. Jan. 18, 1972: Jerry West made a last-second, tiebreaking jump shot to give the West a 112-110 win in the 1972 All-Star Game.


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

January 14, 1966 The Philadelphia 76ers, led by Wilt Chamberlain, won the first of what was then an NBA record 36 consecutive home games, defeating Boston 112-110. The Celtics broke the mark by winning 38 games in a row at home during the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons.

January 14, 1993 Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked two shots in a 96-89 win over Seattle, becoming only the second player in NBA history (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to record 3,000 career blocks.

January 14, 1993 Uniform #77, symbolic of the Blazers’ 1977 championship season, is retired in honor of former Coach Jack Ramsay. He joins Harry Glickman, Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, Geoff Petrie and Larry Weinberg in being selected to the organization’s Walk of Fame in Memorial Coliseum.

January 14, 1994 Boston’s Robert Parish scored 21 points in the host Celtics’ 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, becoming the 12th player at the time to score 22,000 points in his career.

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