Thursday November 21, 2013Gators in the NBA
12 former Gators are three weeks into the NBA regular season as quite a few are lighting up the hardwood.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal continues to dominate in scoring for Wizards, leading the category with 21.2 ppg. Tallying double-digit point totals in the last four games, Beal helped lead the Wizards to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night going 6-for-7 from the three point line with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. The Wizards are set to play Toronto Friday at 7 p.m.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played in his fourth game this season for the Spurs last night as they went on to defeat the Boston Celtics 104-93. Bonner played 14 minutes off the bench and recorded three points and one assist. The Spurs face the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Through 13 games, Brewer remains a starter in all contests thus far. Brewer currently checks in as the Timberwolves’ third-best shooter, averaging 14.2 ppg. In last night’s loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, Brewer put up 17 points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal. The Timberwolves will meet the Brooklyn Nets Friday at 8 p.m.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
Calathes has competed in six games for the Grizzlies, but has only seen nine minutes of playing time over the last two contests. The Grizzlies beat Golden State in overtime last night, 88-81.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem recently suffered a back injury and missed four games for the Heat. He is currently listed as day-to-day, but played small minutes in victories over the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic the last two nights. Haslem is averaging 3.8 ppg and 2.3 rpg. The Heat will take on the Magic on Saturday in Miami after beating them 120-92 last night in Orlando.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Leading two categories for the Hawks, Horford is averaging 8.2 rpg and 2.1 bpg. He is ranked second in team scoring with 17.4 ppg, tallying 10 points and eight rebounds in the win over the Detroit Pistons last night. The Hawks will face the Pistons again on Saturday as they travel to Detroit for a 7:30 p.m. tip time.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee has started in all 12 contests for the Warriors and continues to lead the team in rebounding, averaging 8.8 rpg. Currently, Lee is averaging 17.4 ppg, scoring double-digit points in all contests. Lee recorded his fourth double-double of the season in a win over the Utah Jazz on Nov. 18.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Off of the bench, Miller is averaging 6.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 2.3 apg for the Grizzlies through 12 games. Miller played 29 minutes in last night’s victory over Golden State, going 1-for-4 from the field with three points, four rebounds and two assists.
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy has now competed in four games for the Bulls, but has only averaged 1.3 mpg. Chicago takes on the Denver Nuggets tonight at 10:30 p.m.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Passed by Carlos Boozer in the rebounding category, Noah is currently averaging 8.9 rpg. Noah scored 11 points with seven rebounds and three assists in the Bulls win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons missed no playing time with his back injury last week and has scored 20 or more points in the last four-of-five contests for the Rockets. He is currently averaging 16.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 4.2 apg. Coming off a loss to Dallas last night, 123-120, the Rockets take on the Timberwolves Saturday at 8 p.m.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights has played in 12 games for the Warriors, averaging 4.3 ppg and 3.8 rpg. The Warriors will battle the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m.