Wednesday November 27, 2013Gators in the NBA
Florida’s 12 NBA stars are four weeks in and ready for tonight’s pre-Thanksgiving match-ups.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
After suffering a stress injury in his right leg, Beal will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks. Beal is leading the Wizards in scoring, averaging 20.6 ppg and has scored double-figures in the last six contests. He did not play in last night’s victory over the Lakers and will miss tonight’s action against the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner saw 13 and 20 minutes of playing time in the last two Spur wins, the most back-to-back action he’s seen all year. Bonner collected eight points and two rebounds versus Cleveland and is now averaging 3.9 ppg. The one-loss Spurs look for their 12th consecutive win as they take on Oklahoma City tonight at 8 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Through 16 games, Brewer remains a starter in all contests thus far. Brewer is averaging 14.4 ppg and 2.3 rpg. On Nov. 23, Brewer recorded a seaso- high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with five steals in a loss to the Houston Rockets. The Timberwolves will meet the Denver Nuggets tonight at 8 p.m.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
Calathes played 14 minutes in a loss to the Rockets on Monday night with four points and three assists. The Grizzlies face the Boston Celtics tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem is still feeling the effects of a back injury and has not competed in the last two contests for the Heat. He is no longer listed as day-to-day and may play this evening versus the Cavaliers.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Continuing to lead two categories for the Hawks, Horford is averaging 8.1 rpg and 1.9 bpg. He is ranked second in team scoring with 17.3 ppg, collecting his fourth double-double of the season on Nov. 22 against the Pistons with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Horford went 7-for-10 from the field with 15 points in a loss to the Magic Tuesday night. The Hawks will battle the Rockets tonight at 8 p.m.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee has started in all 15 contests for the Warriors is the team’s third-leading scorer with 17. 6 ppg. Lee is also averaging 9.3 rpg. In last night’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Lee put up 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Off of the bench, Miller is averaging 6.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg for the Grizzlies through 14 games. Miller had eight points and three rebounds in Monday night’s loss to the Rockets.
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy has now competed in six contests for the Bulls, playing six minutes and going 0-for-2 from the field in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov.24. Dropping four straight, Chicago looks for a win against Detroit this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Second in the rebound category, Noah is currently averaging 8.5 rpg. Noah recorded his second double-double of the season on Monday night with 10 points and 13 boards in a losing effort versus the Jazz.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons is currently the Rockets third-leading scorer, averaging 16.7 ppg. Parsons went 8-for-9 from the field last night with 17 points in the win over Memphis.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights has played in 15 games for the Warriors, averaging 4.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg. The Warriors (9-6) will face the Dallas Mavericks (9-6) in a showdown tonight at 8:30 p.m.