Last night’s slate in the National Basketball Association was supposed to be a pair of games, but due to the destruction that Hurricane Sandy did one of the games, Knicks vs Nets, was postponed. However there was still one game on the slate, which had a former UNC Basketball player in it, meaning that it’s once again time to do an edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for 11/01. For those of you that might be having withdrawal from such a small recap do not worry as 11/02 has 12 games on the schedule of which nine with former Tar Heels in them and a pair with players from Chapel Hill on both sides. But enough of looking forward, let’s work on this edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for November 1, 2012…
The one and only game on the night is the one that has San Antonio Spurs [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (1-0 in the season) hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder [Western Conference ~ Northwest Division] (4-3 in the pre-season). The match up, which is the first of four between the franchises and televised nationally on TNT, has San Antonio as a 2 points favorite. The game, played at the AT&T Center in front of a full house that numbered 18,581, lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes in all. For the home team from the lone star state it’s Danny Green (@DGreen_14 on twitter), who starts at the shooting guard position for the Spurs and plays 35 minutes (tied with 2 others as the most minutes for SA). In that time frame the 6’6″ guard scored 13 points (5 for 9 ~ 3 for 6 ~ 0 for 0) to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a points differential of 0 for the game. As far as the game went, it was a nail biter to the end that San Antonio won at the buzzer, defeating Oklahoma City 86 to 84. The win puts the Spurs at 2 and 0 on the season, with the team playing next on 11/03 when they host the Jazz.
Tony Parker sinks a buzzer beater to lift the Spurs past the Thunder 86-84. Duncan finished with 20 pts and 8 rebs to lead SA. #GoSpursGo
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 2, 2012
Well, there it is, the very, very small recap from November 1, 2012 in the National Basketball Association. But as I said before tomorrow is going to be much bigger with nine games that have former UNC Basketball players in it, meaning that Heels in the Pro’s is going to be quite long. So make sure to come back then to see how the former Heels once again. And as usual for more information about North Carolina basketball and/or football, teams and players, present and past, make sure to check back often on isportsweb!