Sunday, along with most of the National Football League being in action, which I will be recapping tomorrow, the National Basketball Association was playing as well, with five games altogether, one in Europe, one in Mexico City and two games having former UNC basketball players in them, with one having an ex Heel on both both rosters. This mean it’s time once again to do another edition of “Heels in the Pro’s” NBA Style. So, without further ado, let’s check out how the three former Carolina players did for the games of Sunday, October 7, 2012…
In the first game it’s a SouthEast Divisional match up as the Charlotte Bobcats host the Washington Wizards. The game was played in front of a crowd of 6,213 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. For the team from Charlotte it’s former UNC seven footer Brendan Haywood (@BreHay_30 on twitter), who started at center and played a total of 24 minutes. In that time frame the 11 year veteran socred four points (1 for 2 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 2 for 2) to go with three rebounds, one steal, a block, four turnovers and a pts differential of +11. As far as the game was concerned it was Charlotte winning this one by a dozen points, defeating Washington by the final of 100 to 88.
The other game of the night with a touch of carolina is the one between two franchises from the Pacific Division, as the Golden State Warriors took on another team from California, the Los Angeles Lakers. The game however was not at the Staples Center but in the Savemart Center with a crowd that numbered 12,015 in all. For the visiting squad it’s small forward Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes on twitter), who comes off the bench for a total of 24 minutes in all. For the 6’8″ rookie it’s a 13 points performance (5 for 11 ~ 0 for 3 ~ 3 for 4) to go along with two boards, an assist, a block and a couple of TOs while having a +22 pts differential. On the other side it’s 14 year vet Antawn Jamison (@Antawn_Jamison4 on twitter), who also comes off the bench and plays a total of 17 minutes in all. In that frame the 6’9″ forward scored just three points (1 for 4 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 1 for 2) to go with four rebounds, three assists while having a -20 pts differential. In the end it was a landslide for the visiting squad as Golden State destroyed LA by 27 points, with the final score being 110 to 83.
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