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NBA NEWS - NBA NOTES & PREVIEW for WEEK 16

Luka Doncic, Mavericks: With 35 points, 12 boards and 10 assists vs. Toronto on Jan. 27, Doncic, 19, became the first player with multiple triple-doubles as a teenager - NBA photo

 

 

 

James Harden recently became the fifth player in NBA history to score at least 60 points in multiple games - NBA photo

 

 

on Jan. 30, 1996: Magic Johnson had 19 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in his first regular-season game since 1991 - Maxi Basket photo

 

Gregg Popovich, Spurs: The San Antonio head coach, who set an NBA record on Jan. 26 with his 521st road win, celebrates his 70th birthday today - NBA photo

 

On January 28, 1998 Indiana's Reggie Miller had one steal in an 85-84 win over Washington to give him 1,000 for his career - NBA photo

 

 

 

 

 

Luka Doncic, Mavericks: With 35 points, 12 boards and 10 assists vs. Toronto on Jan. 27, Doncic, 19, became the first player with multiple triple-doubles as a teenager - Houston’s James Harden recently became the fifth player in NBA history to score at least 60 points in multiple games. Who are the other four? - Jan. 30, 1996: Magic Johnson had 19 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in his first regular-season game since 1991. Feb. 1, 1995: John Stockton passed Magic to become the NBA’s career assists leader - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, NY USA

Monday, January 28, 2019

THREE POINTS

Net Gains: Brooklyn is 19-5 in its last 24 games, matching the best 24-game run in team history. During this stretch, D’Angelo Russell is averaging 20.5 points and 7.3 assists. At 27-23 after an 8-18 start, the Nets have their best record through 50 games since the 2012-13 season (29-21). Coach Kenny Atkinson’s team brings a six-game winning streak into tonight’s visit to Boston. With its next victory, Brooklyn will equal last season’s win total (28-54).

Reserve Judgment: TNT will reveal the reserves for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. Seven players from each conference, as selected by NBA head coaches, will join the 10 starters in the NBA All-Star Draft player pool. Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will then draft the rosters, selecting all starters first and then the reserves. The captains will make picks without regard to a player’s conference affiliation or position. TNT will air the NBA All-Star Draft Show on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET.

NBA on ABC: The season debut of NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC tips off Sunday with Oklahoma City visiting Boston at 2 p.m. ET. The matchup is the first of ABC’s six Sunday-afternoon games this season. Week 16 also includes another edition of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, with Golden State hosting the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors begin Week 16 having won 10 straight games overall and nine in a row on the road.


TRENDING TOPICS

Gregg Popovich, Spurs: The San Antonio head coach, who set an NBA record on Jan. 26 with his 521st road win, celebrates his 70th birthday today.

Rising Stars: On Tuesday, TNT will unveil the rosters for MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars at NBA All-Star 2019. The announcement will take place during Players Only coverage, which features a doubleheader of Pelicans vs. Rockets and 76ers vs. Lakers.

Chinese New Year: The NBA will celebrate the Chinese New Year starting Wednesday through Feb. 18. The league will broadcast more than 65 games in Greater China throughout the 20-day celebration and see a record 15 NBA teams host in-arena activities.

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets: Jokic is averaging 25.5 points, 12.2 rebounds and 8.5 assists in 13 games in January. Five of his seven triple-doubles in 2018-19 season have come this month.

Black History Month: Throughout February, the NBA will celebrate black history and culture, support the national dialogue on race and equality, and bring teams, players and fans together to take collective action in communities.

Luka Doncic, Mavericks: With 35 points, 12 boards and 10 assists vs. Toronto on Jan. 27, Doncic, 19, became the first player with multiple triple-doubles as a teenager.


TRIVIA QUESTION:

Houston’s James Harden recently became the fifth player in NBA history to score at least 60 points in multiple games. Who are the other four?


GO FIGURE

Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has scored at least 24 points in each of his last 12 games – a 10-2 stretch for the surging Jazz.

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr needed only 377 games to record 300 regular-season victories, fastest in NBA history.

Indiana has a 22-1 record when scoring at least 110 points this season.


NBA ON THIS DAY

Jan. 28, 1984: Larry Nance won the NBA’s first Slam Dunk Contest.

Jan. 30, 1996: Magic Johnson had 19 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in his first regular-season game since 1991.

Feb. 1, 1995: John Stockton passed Magic to become the NBA’s career assists leader


MILESTONE WATCH

Vince Carter, Hawks: Needs 28 points to pass Jerry West for 21st place all time.

Pau Gasol, Spurs: Needs eight points to pass Bob Pettit (20,880) for 37th place all time.

Rajon Rondo, Lakers: Needs one assist to pass Muggsy Bogues (6,726) for sole possession of 21st place all time.

Russell Westbrook, Thunder: Needs 25 assists to pass Derek Harper (6,577) for 24th place all time.


G LEAGUE SPOTLIGHT

On Jan. 18, Washington Wizards two-way player Jordan McRae scored an NBA G League season high of 54 points for the Capital City Go-Go in a win over the Maine Red Claws. McRae, 27, leads the NBA G League in scoring at 29.8 points per game. The 58th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has appeared in 10 games with the Wizards this season.


TRIVIA ANSWER:

The other four players with multiple 60-point games are Wilt Chamberlain (32), Kobe Bryant (six), Michael Jordan (four) and Elgin Baylor (three).


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

January 28, 1975 The ABA’s eighth All-Star Game was held in San Antonio. The East squad beat the West squad 151-124. Freddie Lewis was named MVP. He had 26 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. The game featured future NBA stars Julius Erving, George Gervin, Dan Issel, and Moses Malone.

January 28, 1980 New York Coach Red Holzman won his 600th game, only the second (after Red Auerbach) coach at the time to reach that plateau, as the Knicks defeated Golden State 107-103.

January 28, 1985 Bill Fitch became the sixth coach in NBA history to post 600 wins as the Houston Rockets beat New Jersey 97-93.

January 28, 1988 Michael Adams of Denver began a record streak of 79 consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal. The streak, which stretched over two seasons, lasted from

January 28, 1988 against Milwaukee through January 23, 1989 against Indiana. Dana Barros bested the streak by hitting 89 consecutive during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.

January 28, 1998 Indiana's Reggie Miller had one steal in an 85-84 win over Washington to give him 1,000 for his career.

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