Wednesday March 12, 2014Gators in the NBA
In the best season of his career, Joakim Noah continues to average a double-double while also leading the Bulls in assists and blocks. Noah and Chandler Parsons will do battle tomorrow as the Bulls host the Rockets at 7 p.m.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
In two contests this week, Beal dropped 41 points and is averaging 17.0 ppg on the season. Beal hit 23 on Saturday in a win over Milwaukee, 114-107 and connected on 18 in a loss to the Heat on Monday night. The guard is also averaging 3.8 rpg and 3.4 apg. The Wizards are set to play the Bobcats tonight at 7 p.m.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have won seven-straight, including wins over Miami and Chicago to improve to 47-16 this season. Bonner has been playing limited minutes, but had four points in six minutes of court time last night in the win over the Bulls. He is averaging 3.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg as the Spurs will take on the Trailblazers tonight at 9:30 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
On Sunday against Toronto, Brewer went 6-of-13 from the field for 17 points in 44 minutes of action. The Timberwolves couldn’t quite pull off the win, falling 111-104 to the Raptors but rebounded for a win over the Bucks last night. Brewer had just four points in a 1-for-8 effort from the floor. Minnesota will play Charlotte Friday night at 7 p.m.
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
Calathes is averaging 18 minutes per game this month and has scored in every contest except two to kick-off March. The Grizzlies have won five of the last six, as Calathes scored seven points last night in a win over Portland, 109-99. Calathes is averaging 4.9 ppg and 3.0 rpg as the Grizzlies face New Orleans tonight at 8 p.m.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
After dropping three-straight games, the Heat took one from Washington last night to break the streak. Haslem played five minutes but did not produce any points, however, he did manage to grab two boards. Miami hosts the Nets tonight at 7 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 have won just three of their last 17 games, falling to 27-35 on the year. Atlanta will play the Bucks tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee has produced double-figures for the Warriors in five of the last six games, going for 26 on a 11-of-18 effort from the field on Sunday in a win over Phoenix. Lee was just one rebound shy of double-double, while also dishing three assists. In last night’s victory over Dallas, Lee had six points and grabbed 11 boards. He is averaging 18.5 ppg and 9.6 rpg.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Last night, Miller shot 60 percent from the field as he put up 14 points in the win over Portland. Miller also connected on 14 points in Friday’s win over Chicago, after shooting 5-of-7 from the floor. The 13-year veteran is averaging 7.0 ppg and 2.6 rpg.
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy hasn’t seen action since Mar. 2 in the win over the Knicks where he played four minutes and dished one assist and blocked one shot. The rookie will look to take the hardwood tomorrow at 7 p.m. as the Bulls are set to battle Chandler Parsons and the Rockets.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
In the best season of his career, Noah continues to average a double-double with 12.2 ppg and 11.3 rpg. Remarkably, Noah also leads the team in assists, something almost unheard of for a 6’11” center like Noah. In the win over the Heat on Sunday, Noah went for an impressive 20 points and 12 boards while also tallying seven assists and blocking five shots.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons has averaged 42 minutes of playing time in the month of March while producing double-figures in all but one contest. Parsons had 19 points on a 6-of-17 effort with six boards and four assists in a loss to the Thunder last night, 106-98. He is averaging 16.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 3.9 apg as he takes fellow former Gator Noah and Chicago tomorrow night.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights has seen action in four of the six games the Warriors have played in March. In a win over the Mavericks last night, Speights checked in for five minutes and had four points and two blocks. He is averaging 5.8 pgg and 3.2 rpg as the Warriors will face the Clippers tonight at 10:30 p.m.