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Wednesday February 27, 2013Gators in the NBA

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10 former Gators have remained active on the court with their respective NBA teams this year.  

 

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Since the All-Star break, Beal has been playing some of the best basketball of his young career. He has tallied at least 17 points in each of Washington’s last three games. Against Denver on Friday, February 22, Beal recorded 17 points and a career-best 12 rebounds for his second career double-double. For the year, he is averaging 13.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, and 2.5 apg.

 

Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs

Bonner played in all three of San Antonio’s games this past week. Against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, February 21, Bonner scored seven points. He is averaging 4.0 ppg and 1.9 rpg in 50 games this season for the Spurs.

 

Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets

Brewer has scored in double figures in five-straight games for Denver. Last week, he registered at least 12 points in each of the Nuggets’ three outings. Brewer played in every game for Denver this year, averaging 11.4 and 3.0 rpg.

 

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

Haslem returned from injury this past week and started every game for Miami. Against Cleveland on Sunday, February 24, Haslem pulled down 10 rebounds, which marked the sixth time this season he collected at least 10 rebounds. In 52 games, Haslem is averaging 3.7 ppg and 5.5 rpg for Miami.  

 

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

Horford had a monstrous week the seven days. He tallied at least 23 points in each of Atlanta’s four games and had two doubles-doubles. In addition, in the Hawks’ latest outing against Detroit on Monday, February 25, he scored 23 points and matched a career-high 22 rebounds. It was the third time Horford posted 20 points and 20 rebounds in his career. This season, he is averaging 16.8 ppg and 10.0 rpg. His rebounding average of 10.0 rpg ranks 10th in the league.

 

David Lee, Golden State Warriors

Lee also had a successful week. The Western Conference All-Star recorded a double-double in each of Golden State’s four games. Against San Antonio on Friday, February 22, Lee had 25 points and 22 rebounds. He is currently tied for sixth rebounding and is tied for 12th in scoring in the league, averaging 19.0 ppg and 11.1 rpg.

 

Mike Miller, Miami Heat

Miller has not played in any games since the All-Star break due to illness. In 39 games, he is averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg for Miami.

 

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

The NBA’s fifth-leading rebounder had a decent week, tallying at least eight boards in each of Chicago’s four games. He is one of 10 players in the league, along with Horford and Lee, to be averaging a double-double (11.7 ppg and 11.2 rpg).

 

Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets

Parsons is averaging 14.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, and 3.7 apg for Houston in 57 games this season. Last week, Parsons recorded at least 10 points in each of Houston’s three games. In the Rockets’ latest outing against Washington on Saturday, February 23, Parsons had 24 points and seven boards.

 

Marresse Speights, Cleveland Cavaliers

Speights is averaging 8.0 ppg and 5.1 rpg this year, playing for both Memphis and Cleveland. Against Orlando on Saturday, February 23, Speights tallied 18 points and eight rebounds. It marked the most points and rebounds he registered in a single game for the week.

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