Wednesday February 5, 2014Gators in the NBA
Six former Gators will battle it out tonight as Noah, Murphy and the Bulls take on Lee and Speights and the Golden State Warriors while Bonner collides with Beal in a showdown between the Wizards and Spurs. †
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal is the Wizards second-leading scorer, averaging 16.7 ppg. Putting up 13 on 5-of-16 shooting in a win over Portland Monday night, Beal has scored double-figures in seven of the last eight contests for the Wizards. Washington will battle the Spurs tonight.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played 17 and 14 minutes in the first two contests of February for the Spurs, posting seven points against Sacramento and three at New Orleans. Both games were victories for San Antonio, who had dropped their last three.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Averaging 11.1 ppg, Brewer had 11 points last night in a win over the Lakers while scoring 10 on Saturday in a loss to Atlanta. The Timberwolves are scheduled to play the Thunder tonight at 10:30, but Brewer will miss the game due to the birth of his son.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
After achieving a career-high 11 points last week against Houston, Calathes doubled his record on Saturday versus Milwaukee, dropping a new career-best 22 points. Calathes was 8-of-12 from the field, draining 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in 40 minutes of action. The Grizzlies host Dallas tonight at 8 p.m.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem played two minutes last Wednesday against the Thunder, but hasnít logged any more playing time since Jan. 20. The Heat have won five of their last six as take on the Clippers tonight at 10:30 p.m.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Horford suffered a season-ending injury on Dec. 28 but remarkably still leads the Hawks in points, rebounds and blocks. The Hawks are 9-9 since the loss of Horford as they play New Orleans tonight.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee was listed as day-to-day on Tuesday with a shoulder issue and played limited minute against Charlotte. Lee missed action at Utah last Friday and contributed just eight points in last nightís loss. Leeís eight points were the first time this season the guard has not posted double-figures in a game. He is averaging 18.9 ppg and 9.7 rpg as the Warriors will face the Bulls tomorrow at 10:30 p.m.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Miller is listed as day-to-day with a sickness and is not expected to play in tonightís outing against the Mavericks. He had 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting on Monday in a loss to Oklahoma City, 77-86. Miller is averaging 6.8 ppg and 2.9 rpg.
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy logged five minutes of action in a loss to Sacramento on Saturday, 70-99. Murphy had one rebound and one block. †
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Noah continues to average a double-double and is leading the team in rebounding with 11.4 rpg and 11.6 ppg. Noah posted 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and also pulled down 14 boards against Phoenix last night. Recording another double-double last Saturday, contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds versus the Pelicans.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Last Wednesday, Parsons scored 26 on 9-of-16 shooting in a win over the Mavericks, 117-115. He only played 19 minutes on Saturday with just seven points. Parsons is the Rocketís third-leading scorer, averaging 17.1 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Houston takes on the Suns tonight at 8 p.m.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights produced 12 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and added five boards last Thursday in a win over the Clippers, 111-92. Speights is averaging 5.7 ppg and 3.5 rpg as he will look for some minutes tonight versus the Bulls.