UNC Basketball: Heels in the Pro’s ~ NBA (10/13/12)

Another day, another edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style. This edition is about the game played on Saturday, October 13, 2012, where in all there were six games. Of those five had former UNC basketball in them, one of them with former Tar Heels on both benches and another with a team that has multiple Carolina players on their roster. With the National Basketball Association about two weeks from starting its regular season it’s nice to see seventeen players that once called Chapel Hill home playing at the next level. But now, without further interruptions, here is this edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for 10/13/12…

The first game of the night has the New York Knicks [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (1-0 in the pre season) going north to take on the Boston Celtics [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (1-1 in the pre season). The clash of franchises from the Atlantic was played at the XI Center in front of a crowd that numbered 14,218 and lasted over 2 and a half hours in all. For the visiting squad from the big apple it’s a pair of former UNC basketball players. First off Raymond Felton (no twitter account for Felton), who starts for the Knicks and gets a total of 22 minutes in all. In that time frame the 6’1″ floor general scored eight points (2 for 8 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 4 for 4) to go with a game best seven assists, six rebounds and a turnover while having a +1 pts differential. The second is Rasheed Wallace (no twitter account for Wallace), but the big man does not play as he is “DNP … Not with Team”. As far as the game went it was New York taking a close one that went into OT to be decided, edging out Boston by the final of 98 to 95. With the win the Knicks are still perfect in the pre season at 2 and 0.

 

Second game of the night is the one that has the Cleveland Cavaliers [Eastern Conference ~ Central Division] (2-1 in the pre season) hosting the Washington Wizards [Eastern Conference ~ Southeast Division] (1-1 in the pre season). The game, which lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes, was played at the Quicken Loans Arena in front of an attendance of 10,140 (max capacity: 20,562). For the home squad it’s former UNC big man and now NBA rookie Tyler Zeller (@ZellerTyler on twitter), who comes off the pine to play 24 minutes. In that time the seven footer scored nine points (3 for 6 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 3 for 4) to go with five boards, an assist, a block and three TOs while having a pts differential of -10. As far as the game went it was Washington winning this one, downing Cleveland by the final of 99 to 95. With the loss the Cavaliers are now 2 and 2 in the pre season.

 

The third game of the night features the Milwaukee Bucks [Eastern Conference ~ Central Division] (1-0 in the pre season) hosting the Detroit Pistons [Eastern Conference ~ Central Division] (1-1 in the pre season). This clash of Central Division franchises was played in front of a crowd that numbered 5,213 (max capacity: 18,717) at the BMO Harris Bradly Center and lasted about 2 and a quarter hours. For the home squad it’s rookie John Henson (@_John_Henson_ on twitter), who comes off the bench for the Bucks and plays a total of 27 minutes in all. In that time the power forward scores a dozen points (3 for 7 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 6 for 9) to go with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks and a pair of TOs while having a +4 pts differential. In the end it was Milwaukee winning this one by double digits, defeating Detroit by 17, with the final being 108 to 91.

 

The next game is special as it will be the first time that you can say “Brooklyn” rather than New Jersey, as the Brooklyn Nets [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (0-0 in the pre season) head down I 95 to take on the Washington Wizards [Eastern Conference ~ Southeast Division] (1-0 in the pre season). The game was played in a neutral site, at the Atlantic City Convention Center with an attendance of 6,887. For the visiting squad from the Empire State it’s Jerry Stackhouse (@jerrystackhouse on twitter), who does not play in this one… “DNP ~ Coach’s Decision”. As far as the game went it was first ever win for Brooklyn, as they edged out Washington by the final of 108 to 105 in a game that needed overtime to be decided. With the W the Nets are 1 and 0 in the pre season.

 

And we close out the night with a head to head battle of franchises with former UNC basketball players on their rosters as the Utah Jazz [Western Conference ~ Northwest Division] (1-1 in the pre season) head to Tinseltown to take on the Los Angeles Lakers [Western Conference ~ Pacific Division] (0-2 in the pre season). The game was played at Staples Center in front of a close to sell out crowd of 18,372 (max capacity: 18,997). For the visiting squad it’s Marvin Williams (no twitter account for Williams), who gets the nod for the Jazz and plays a total of 26 minutes. For the small forward it’s a 14 point performance, which was a game high, (5 for 8 ~ 2 for 2 ~ 2 for 2) to go along with three rebounds, three steals, an assist, a steal and a TO while having a -1 pts differential. On the other side of the court it was Antawn Jamison (@Antawn_Jamison4 on twitter), who came off the pine for 22 minutes. For the 14 year veteran it was nine points (3 for 7 ~ 1 for 3 ~ 2 for 4) to go with four boards, two assists and a block while getting a pts differential of +3. As far as the game went it was Utah taking it easily, defeating LA by the final of 99 to 86. With the W the Jazz are now 2 and 1 on the season, while the loss drops the Lakers to 0 and 3.

 

 

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