Wednesday March 19, 2014Gators in the NBA
More than halfway through March, Joakim Noah continues to average a double-double as all former Gators are producing well for their teams. Tomorrow night, Corey Brewer and the Timberwolves will take on Chandler Parsons and the Houston Rockets. †
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
In a three game stretch, Beal dropped 20, 15 and 19 points in respective match-ups with the Magic, the Nets and the Kings. Washington went 2-1, falling to Sacramento last night, 117-111. Despite the loss, Beal dished six assists, his most since Feb. 19 against Atlanta, but shot just 7-of-23 from the field. He is averaging 17.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 3.4 apg. The Wizards will face Portland tomorrow at 10 p.m.
Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played 26 minutes on Friday against the Lakers and had 13 points on a 5-of-9 effort from the field, including knocking down three from long range. Bonnerís floor time was the most he has seen this month, as he is averaging 3.2 ppg and 2.1 rpg. The Spurs are scheduled to take on L.A. again tonight at 10:30 p.m.
Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Averaging 11.7 ppg, Brewer had 10 points in the last two contests for the Timberwolves which included a win over the Kings and a loss to the Bobcats. Brewer went 5-of-9 from the floor with four rebounds and two assists against Sacramento on Sunday. Minnesota will face Dallas tonight at 8:30 p.m. †
Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles
Calathes saw the hardwood for over 25 minutes on Saturday against the 76ers, dishing six assists and producing just six points in the win. On Friday in Toronto, Calathes put up 11 points and grabbed a career-high eight boards as the Grizzlies fell 99-86. The rookie is averaging 5.1 ppg and 3.1 apg.
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem saw action for the first time in five contests last night in the win over Cleveland, 100-96. Haslem didnít put up any points but did manage to grab six rebounds in his eight minutes of court time. Miami will play the Celtics tonight at 7:30 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. After going 2-14 since the start of the February, the Hawks have now won five-straight as they will look to pick up another on Friday at 7:30 p.m. versus New Orleans.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee connected on a double-double on a win over the Magic last night, putting up 20 points and grabbing 10 boards. Lee shot 67 percent from the field and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. He is averaging 18.5 ppg and 9.4 rpg as the Warriors have gone 7-3 so far in March.
Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
Miller contributed a bucket and an assist in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday, going 1-for-3 from the floor in six minutes of action. Miller connected on just 14 points over the last week after having two double-figure games the week before. The Grizzlies are set to play Utah tonight at 8 p.m. †
Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls
Murphy played his first minutes since the start of the month, checking in last Thursday versus the Rockets. He played just two minutes but hit one shot and dished one assist. The Bulls will take on a struggling Philadelphia team tonight at 7 p.m.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Averaging a double-double with 12.3 ppg and 11.3 rpg, Noah continues to produce for the Bulls night in and night out. Noah had nine points and 12 rebounds against Oklahoma City on Monday and had an impressive 23 and 11 performance in a win over Sacramento Saturday. The center is also second on the team in assists, averaging five per game.
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
After producing double-digits in five consecutive contests, Parsons has put up a total of just 17 in the last three games. Parsons is averaging 16 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.9 apg. The Rockets dropped all three of those contests in tough match-ups with the Thunder, Bulls and the Heat. Houston will square off with Corey Brewer and the Timberwolves tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors
Speights didnít see the floor on Sunday against Portland but played 23 minutes in the win over Orlando last night. Speights had his biggest night this month, dropping 13 points and grabbing eight boards against the Magic. He is averaging 5.8 ppg and 3.2 rpg as the Warriors will play the Bucks tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m.