Wednesday January 15, 2014Gators in the NBA
Now to the mid-way point of January, Noah continues to average a double-double for the Bulls and David Lee consistently lights up the floor for the Warriors. †
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal has dropped double-figures on opponents in the last five contests, averaging 17.3 ppg. The Wizards are 3-2 in that span, defeating the Bulls 102-88 on Monday night. Beal had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. The Wizards will take on the Miami Heat tonight at 7 p.m.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs (30-8) have won five consecutive games, all double-digit victories except two. Bonner played 22 minutes against Minnesota on Sunday night, going 5-of-10 from the floor with 14 points and three rebounds. Bonner is averaging 3.5 ppg. The Spurs host the Jazz tonight at 8 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Brewer posted 15 points in three-straight games for the Timberwolves last week and is averaging 11.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg. Shooting a grim 1-of-5 from the field Sunday night, Brewer mustered just two points, one rebound and one assist. The Timberwolves will play Sacramento tonight at 8 p.m.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
Calathes saw 10 minutes of action in a win over the Hawks on Sunday, 108-101. Calathes contributed two points, two assists and one steal in the victory. The Grizzlies will play in Milwaukee tonight at 8 p.m.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
The Heat have not played since losing to the Nets on Friday night, 95-104. Haslem has not seen action in the last two games but will look to get some floor time tonight against Washington.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Horford is out for the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the double-overtime win over the Cavaliers on Dec. 26. Horford left the game in the first OT with what was believed to be a bruised shoulder, but later turned out to much worse news for Horford and the Hawks. Horford was leading three major statistical categories for Atlanta and was on pace for one of the best seasons of his career. The Hawks will battle the Nets tomorrow at 3 p.m. ††
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors win streak was snapped last week in a loss to Brooklyn, 98-102. The Warriors havenít seen action since Friday, defeating the Celtics 99-97. Lee had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Boston while posting 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the loss the to the Nets. Lee checks in as the Warriors third-leading scorer, averaging 19.0 ppg and 9.9 rpg.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have won three-straight as Miller played 11 minutes last night against the Thunder and played 26 minutes on Sunday versus the Hawks. Miller recorded 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal against Atlanta and is now averaging 7.1 ppg and 3.1 rpg. †
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy hasnít seen any action for the Bulls since Dec. 28 but was in Gainesville last night to cheer on his former Gator squad. Chicago faces Orlando tonight at 7 p.m.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Averaging a double-double with 11.1 ppg and 10.6 rpg, Noah scored 19 on 7-of-12 shooting in a win over the Bobcats on Saturday. The Bulls had won five-straight before dropping one last night to the Wizards, where Noah had eight points and pulled down 16 boards.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons missed three games last week due to a knee issue but played 39 minutes in a win over Boston last night, 104-92. Parsons put up 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Rockets will see action again tonight as they play New Orleans at 8 p.m.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights played 13 minutes against the Celtics last Friday and had 13 points, going 4-of-6 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Speights is averaging 5.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. The Warriors will take on the Nuggets tonight at 10:30 p.m.