Another day of NBA action and another recap about the former UNC basketball players at the next level in my daily post called “Heels in the Pro’s” NBA Style. In all there were three games played on Monday, October 7, 2012, two of them playing against a foreign squad, with all three having of carolina blue. So, without further ado, let’s get going with this edition of “Heels in the Pro’s” NBA style for 10/07/12…
The first game of the night has the Toronto Raptors hosting Madrid at Air Canada Centre in front of an attendance of 10,359. In this one, for the home squad, it’s former Tar Heel big man Ed Davis (@eddavis32 on twitter), who comes off the bench for the Raptors and plays a total of 18 minutes in all. For the 6’10″ forward entering his third year in the NBA it was a three point output (0 fo 2 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 3 for 6) to go with 10 rebounds and a block while having a points differential of +2. As far as the game was concerned it was Toronto winning this one by seven points, defeating Madrid 102 to 95, largely in part to a good fourth quarter.
In the next game, again against an overseas franchise, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the Montepaschi Siena. The game was played at the Quicken Loans Arena in front of a crowd that numbered 12,468. For the NBA franchise it’s the pre season debut of former Carolina seven footer Tyler Zeller (@ZellerTyler on twitter). The rookie comes off the bench and plays a total of 26 minutes in all, scoring seven points (3 for 8 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 1 for 2) to go with seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a pair of TOs while having a -1 pts differential in the game. When it was all said and done it was Cleveland taking down the Italian squad by the final of 91 to 85. Zeller and Co. came from behind in this one as they trailed 36 to 33 at halftime.
And finally, the only game between two NBA squads, and the second game for rookies Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes on twitter), it’s the Golden State Warriors (Western Conf ~ Pacific Div) hosting the Utah Jazz (Western Conf ~ Northwest Div) in a game played in front of 14,571 at the Oracle Arena. The small forward, who comes off the bench, plays a total of twenty minutes in all. The 6’8″ forward scored a total of nine points (4 for 9 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 1 for 1) to go with one board, a steal, a turnover to go with a pts differential of -17. In a tight game it’s Golden State winning this one by three points, defeating Utah 83 to 80 and now being 2 and 0 in the pre season.
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