Wednesday February 26, 2014Gators in the NBA
Former Gator Joakim Noah continues to average a double-double as the Bulls will battle Golden State tonight at 8 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
The Wizards enter tomorrow’s contest against Toronto on a four-game win stretch, as Beal checks in as the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 16.9 ppg. Beal has recorded double-figures in all four of those games, dropping 21 last night versus the Magic. Beal shot 7-of-13 from the floor and dished four assists in the win, 115-106.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have not seen game action since last Friday, falling to Phoenix 106-85. Bonner played 25 minutes and had 10 points for San Antonio, going 3-of-6 from the field, a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and also pulling down seven boards. The Spurs will take on the Pistons tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Averaging 11.7 ppg, Brewer has posted double-figures in four of the last five contests, hitting 18 last night in a win over the Suns. Brewer connected on a 7-of-9 effort from the floor while also contributing one rebound, one assist and two steals. The Timberwolves are off until Saturday when they face Sacramento at 10 p.m.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
After posting double-digit points in six consecutive contests, Calathes didn’t score on Friday versus the Clippers but did tally two assists and one block. On Saturday in a loss to the Bobcats, Calathes played 16 minutes and added four points, four assists, two rebounds and a block and is now averaging 5.0 ppg and 2.7 apg. The Grizzlies host the Lakers tonight at 8 p.m.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem has not seen any action in the month of February. The Heat have won five-straight as they take on the Knicks in New York tomorrow night at 8 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. After losing eight straight, the Hawks finally picked up a win against the Knicks last Saturday and will play Boston tonight at 7:30 p.m.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee has missed two games with a stomach virus and is questionable for tonight’s game against the Bulls. Last Thursday, Lee scored 28 points, going 11-of-22 from the field, in a win over the Rockets and had 23 points the night before against Sacramento. Lee is averaging 19.1 ppg and 9.9 rpg.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Miller put up 13 points for the Grizzlies on Friday in a win over the Clippers and had 11 in Saturday’s loss to Charlotte. Miller connected on over 60 percent from the field each time and is averaging 6.7 ppg.
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy got four minutes of playing time last Friday in a victory over the Nuggets, 117-89. Murphy didn’t score but did grab three boards in his first appearance on the hardwood since Feb. 3. The Bulls will battle Golden State tonight at 8 p.m.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Noah is currently the only former Gator to be averaging a double-double with 12.1 ppg and 11.4 rpg as he has posted back-to-back 20 point games. Noah went 7-for-11 from the floor on Sunday in a loss to the Heat and went 9-of-13 in a win over Atlanta last night. In addition to his 20 point performances, Noah tallied double-figure rebounds as well, grabbing 15 and 12, respectively.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons is averaging 16.9 pgg as he has notched double-digit point totals in totals in the last six games for the Rockets. Last night, Parsons had 10 points with eight rebounds and four assists as Houston went on to defeat the Kings 129-103. The Rockets (39-18) will take on the Clippers (39-20) tonight in LA at 10:30 p.m.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Golden State has won four-straight as Speights has seen less than 10 minutes of action in each contest. On Saturday versus the Nets, Speights recorded six points and two blocks and on Monday against Detroit had just four points and one rebound. He is averaging 5.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg.