Looking at the NBA slate for yesterday there were five games in all. Of those three of them had a touch of carolina blue, one of those franchises playing a team not in the National Basketball Assocition. Which means that it’s time for another edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for the games played on 10/11/12. In this edition there is also an extra player who is in the EuroLeague and I forgot to add in at the right date, and tonight most of the former UNC basketball players that are overseas will be in action, so look for that recap tomorrow. But for now, here is this edition of Heels in the Pro’s for October 11, 2012…
The first of three games has two teams from the east coast matching up as the New York Knicks [0-0 in the pre season] (Eastern Conf ~ Atlantic Div) going down I-95 to take on the Washington Wizards [0-1 in the pre season] (Eastern Conf ~ Southeast Div). The game was played at the Verizon Center in front of an attendance that numbered 9.627. For the team from the big apple it’s a pair of former UNC basketball players. First off it’s Raymond Felton (no twitter account for Felton), who starts for the Knicks and gets a total of 21 minutes in all. In that time the 6’1″ floor general scored eight points (3 for 8 ~ 1 for 3 ~ 1 for 1) to go with eight assists, a turnover and a pts differential of +6. The other former Heel on the New York squad is Rasheed Wallace (no twitter account for Wallace), who does not play in this one, “DNP … Not with Team”. In the end, as far as the game went, it was New York winning the game, defeating Washington by seven, with the final being 108 to 101. With the W the Knicks begin their pre season on a good note and are 1 and 0.
The #Knicks defeat the Wizards 108-101 in the 1st preseason gm. Novak scored 21, Smith dropped 20, & Melo finished w/ 17.
— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) October 12, 2012
The next game of the night was a East/West match up as the Charlotte Bobcats [1-1 in the pre season] (Eastern Conf ~ Southeast Div) hosting the New Orleans Hornets [2-0 in the pre season] (Western Conf ~ Southwest Div). The game was played in front of a crowd of 6,596 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. For the home squad it’s former UNC basketball big man Brendan Haywood (@BreHay_30 on twitter), who started for the Bobcats and played a total of 24 minutes. In that time frame the seven footer scored four points (1 for 3 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 2 for 4) to go along with five boards, three blocks, an assist while having a pts differential of -5. As far as the game went it was New Orleans winning this one, defeating Charlotte 90 to 87 thanks to a 36 to 23 fourth quarter.
— Charlotte Bobcats (@bobcats) October 12, 2012
And finally we close out the games for 10/11 with the game that has an NBA team having a friendly against a team not in the Association. In this one we have the Golden State Warriors hosting Maccabi Tel Aviv. For the home squad it’s former Carolina small forward and now NBA rookie Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes on twitter), who starts his first game at the pro level and plays a total of 36 minutes, the most of anyone on the Warriors. In that time frame the 6’8″ small forward scored 20 points (8 for 11 ~ 3 for 5 ~ 1 for 2), second most on his team, to go with four rebounds, one assist, a steal and having a +19 pts differential. In the end it was Golden State taking this one, beating Maccabi by the final of 108 to 100.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) October 12, 2012
Bonus: Here is the way late update for the former UNC basketball player now in the EuroLeague that I forgot…
For the Gravelines-Dunerque squad, who has on its roster former Carolina 6’7″ forward David Noel, it was their first game of the season. The squad hosted Strasbourg IG for what was the first game for each franchise. For the former UNC basketball player, who started for his team and played a total of 23 minutes, it was a six point performance (3 for 6 ~ 0 for 2 ~ 0 for 0). Noel also had three assists and a pair of steals while having a +3 pts differential. As far as the game went it was Gravelines-Dunerque defeating Strasbourg IG by nine, with the final score being 82 to 73.
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