As fall progresses, the gridiron keeps getting more and more into the meat of its season, the hardwoods prepare themselves for their seasons as well. And that means it’s once again time to check up on what the former UNC basketball players did at the next level with our daily edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for 10/14/12. In all there were just three games on Monday and of those two of them had a touch of carolina blue. So, without further ado, let’s check out this edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style…
In the first game of the night it’s a clash between two teams from the lone star state as San Antonio Spurs [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (2-1 in the pre season) head to the Bayou City to take on the Houston Rockets [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (1-1 in the pre season) in a clash of the Southwest Division. The game, played at the Toyota Center in front of a crowd that numbered 10,911 (max capacity: 18,043), lasted just over 2 hours. For the visiting team it’s Danny Green (@DGreen_14 on twitter), who starts for the Spurs and plays a total of 19 minutes. The newly re-signed guard did well in that time as he scored 15 points (6 for 9 ~ 3 for 5 ~ 0 for 0) to go with three assists, two blocks and a rebound while having a +8 pts differential on the night. As far as the game was concerned it was San Antonio taking this one, defeating Houston by nine points, with the final tally being 116 to 107. With the win the Spurs are now 3 and 1 in the pre season.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 14, 2012
The only other game on the night is the one featuring the Atlanta Hawks [Eastern Conference ~ Southeast Division] (1-1 in the pre season) and the Memphis Grizzlies [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (1-1 in the pre season) in a East/West clash. The game, which lasted a total of 2 hours and 19 minutes, was played in front of a crowd of 10,072 (max capacity: 18,119) at the FedEx Forum.For the home squad it’s Wayne Ellington (@WayneElli22 on twitter), who comes off the bench for the Grizzlies and plays a total of 21 minutes. In that time frame the shooting guard in his fourth year in the NBA scores 10 points (3 for 8 ~ 2 for 5 ~ 2 for 2) to go with three rebounds, an assist and a pair of TOs while having a pts differential of +1. In the end, in this one it was Memphis coming out on top, defeating Atlanta by the final of 110 to 102. With the win the Grizzlies are now 2-1 on th season and still undefeated at home.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) October 15, 2012
Stay tuned later on today for the recap from October 15, 2012, where in all there were a half dozen games on tap, four of them featuring former Tar Heels, one of them having ex Carolina players on both benches. And as usual more information about UNC basketball and/or football, teams and players, present and past, make sure to check back often on isportsweb!