Wednesday March 27, 2013Gators in the NBA
Former Gators Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller have been key contributors to the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak, the second-longest in league history. In total, 10 former Gators remain in action this season in the NBA.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal has sat out the past three games due to an injury. The rookie is averaging 13.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, and 2.4 apg in 54 games played.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played in two games this past week for San Antonio, recording five points, one rebound, one assist, and a block. He is averaging 4.0 ppg and 1.8 rpg this season for the Spurs.
Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets
Brewer has played in every game for Denver this year, averaging 11.8 and 2.9 rpg. Last week, he tallied a career-best 29 points against Philadelphia on Thursday, March 21. Brewer clinched the game for the Nuggets with three free throws in the final seconds.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Miami’s all-time leading rebounder is averaging 3.6 ppg and 5.4 rpg in 67 games played this season. In the team’s latest outing against Orlando on Monday, March 25, Haslem recorded 10 rebounds, his eighth contest this season with at least 10 boards.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
This past week, Horford tallied at least 13 points in all three games played. He also had a double-double against Portland on Friday, March 22. Atlanta’s leading scorer and rebounder, he is averaging 17.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg on the year. In the league, Horford is tied for ninth in rebounding, as well.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee recorded a double-double in Golden State’s two games this past week. On the year, Lee is averaging 18.6 ppg and 11.2 rpg. He ranks 15th in the league in scoring and sixth in rebounding.
Mike Miller, Miami Heat
Miller played in every game this past week for Miami. He saw considerable time in the last two contests, averaging 6.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, and 2.5 apg. For the year, Miller is averaging 3.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, and 1.2 apg.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
The NBA’s fifth-leading rebounder has missed the past two games for Chicago due to injury. He is one of 11 players in the league, along with Horford and Lee, to be averaging a double-double (12.1 ppg and 11.4 rpg) this season.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons scored at least 13 points in every game for Houston last week. He tallied 20 points and eight rebounds against San Antonio on Sunday, March 24. This year, he is averaging 15.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 3.5 apg.
Marresse Speights, Cleveland Cavaliers
Speights is averaging 8.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg this year, playing for both Memphis and Cleveland. This past week, he played in Cleveland’s only game, recording six points and six rebounds against Houston on Friday, March 22.