Thursday March 7, 2013Gators in the NBA
Three former Florida Gators recorded their best scoring outings in their NBA careers this past week. In total, 10 former Gators have remained in action with their respective NBA teams this year.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal, Washington’s leading scorer this season, is averaging 14.2 points per game in 51 games played. This past week, he tallied at least 14 points in the three games he played. Against New York on Friday, March 1, he scored a career-best 29 points.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played in three games this week for San Antonio. Against Sacramento on Friday, March 1, Bonner scored 13 points and was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. He is averaging 4.0 ppg and 1.9 rpg in 50 games this season for the Spurs.
Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets
Brewer played in every game for Denver this year, averaging 11.5 and 3.0 rpg. Against Atlanta on Monday, March 4, Horford scored a team-best 22 points en route to a Nuggets victory.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
In 56 games played this year, Haslem is averaging 3.7 ppg and 5.4 rpg for Miami. Last week, he played in all four of the Heat’s games. Haslem averaged 3.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg over the four contests.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Horford has continued to tear it up, as of late. Atlanta’s leading scorer and rebounder recorded three double-doubles last week and scored a career-best 34 points against Utah on Wednesday, February 27. The ninth-leading rebounder in the NBA is averaging 17.4 ppg and 10.0 rpg this season.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Like Horford, Lee also has been playing some of his best basketball. The Western Conference All-Star recorded a double-double in all four games he played in last week. Against Toronto on Monday, March 4, Lee had 29 points and 11 rebounds. He is currently tied for sixth rebounding and is 13th in scoring in the league, averaging 18.9 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
Mike Miller, Miami Heat
Miller returned to action on Monday, March 4 against Minnesota. He had not played since Friday, February 8. IMiller is averaging 3.4 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 41 games played.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
The NBA’s fourth-leading rebounder recorded three double-doubles this past week. In addition, he collected at least 10 rebounds in each of Chicago’s four games. He is one of nine players in the league, along with Horford and Lee, to be averaging a double-double (12.0 ppg and 11.4 rpg).
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons had a monstrous week, recorded at least 20 points in each of Houston’s four games. Against Dallas on Sunday, March 3, he poured in a career-best 32 points. The second-year player is averaging 15.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 3.7 apg in 61 games played for the Rockets.
Marresse Speights, Cleveland Cavaliers
Speights is averaging 8.5 ppg and 5.2 rpg this year, playing for both Memphis and Cleveland. Against New York on Monday, March 4, he tallied a season-high 23 points.