UNC Basketball: Heels in the Pro’s ~ NBA (11/05/12)

Last night there were eight games in the National Basketball Association and all of them had at least one former UNC Basketball in it. Of those a pair of them had former Tar Heels on each side of the benches. So, as you can see there was plenty of action when it comes to players that once called Chapel Hill in action, but be it that all seventeen or just one played, if there is a former Heel in action the next day there will be a Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style. If you did not check it out yet, yesterday I did the Week One Recap for all the these players. But now, without further interruptions, let’s check out this edition of Heels in the Pro’s NBA Style for November 5, 2012…

The first game of the night is with a team that has a pair of former UNC Basketball players as the New York Knicks [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (2-0 overall ~ 0-0 on the road) head to the City of Brotherly Love to take on Philadelphia 76′ers [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (1-1 overall ~ 1-0 at home). This is the second of four match ups between these franchises, with the first one going to NY by the score of 100 to 84. The game, which was played at the Wells Fargo Center in front of a crowd of 15,783 (max capacity: 20,328), lasted 2 hours and fifteen minutes. For the team from the Big Apple it’s Raymond Felton (no twitter account for Felton), who starts at the point for the Knicks and plays for a total of 23 minutes. In that time the floor general scores a total of 16 points (6 for 13 ~ 2 for 5 ~ 2 for 2) to go with eight assists, three rebounds, a steal and a pair of TOs while having a +12 points differential. The other former Heel is Rasheed Wallace (no twitter account for Wallace), who comes off the bench for 14 minutes. In that time the veteran power forward gets 10 points (4 for 9 ~ 2 for 6 ~ 0 for 0) to go with three boards, two blocks and a turnover while having a points differential of +3. When it comes to the game it was NY beating Philly, this time by 22 points, with the final being 110 to 88. With the win the Knicks are still unbeaten at 3 and 0 on the year and on top of the Atlantic Division by 1.5 games, will play their next game on 11/09 when they host the Mavs.

 

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The next game has the other team from the Big Apple with the Brooklyn Nets [Eastern Conference ~ Atlantic Division] (1-0 overall ~ 1-0 at home) hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves [Western Conference ~ Northwest Division] (1-1 overall ~ 0-1 on the road) in what is the first of two match ups between these franchises in difference conference. The game, which lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes, was played at the Barclays Center in front of a crowd that numbered 14,017 (max capacity: 17,734). For the home squad it’s Jerry Stackhouse (@jerrystackhouse on twitter), but the veteran did not see any action in this game… “DNP ~ Coach’s Decision”. As far as the game went it was Minnesota defeating Brooklyn by double digits, with the final score being 107 to 96. With the loss the Nets are now 1 and 1 on the year and will play next on 11/07 when they travel to the sunshine state to take on the Heat.

 

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As we move on to the next game of the night it’s the Phoenix Suns [Western Conference ~ Pacific Division] (1-2 overall ~ 0-1 on the road) heading to the sunshine state to take on the defending champions Miami Heat [Eastern Conference ~ Southeast Division] (2-1 overall ~ 2-0 at home) in what is the first of two inter conference clashes between these teams. The game, which lasted 2 hours and eight minutes, was played in front of a packed house at the American Airlines Arena. For the visiting squad it’s rookie Kendall Marshall (@KButter5 on twitter), who comes off the bench to play the last seven minutes of the game. In that time the point guard gets no points (0 for 0 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 0 for 0) to o with two assists and a steal while having a points differential of +2. In the end, as far as the game was concerned, it was Miami winning in a landslide, outscoring Phoenix by 25, with the final score being 124 to 99. With the loss the Suns are now 1 and 3 in the young season and will be playing against the Bobcats on the road on 11/07.

 

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Fourth game of the night is the first one to have a former UNC Basketball player on each roster as the Utah Jazz [Western Conference ~ Northwest Division] (1-2 overall ~ 0-2 on the road) take on the Memphis Grizzlies [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (1-1 overall ~ 0-0 at home) in the first of four games between the franchises. The game, which was played at the FedEx Forum in front of 17,401 (max capacity: 18,119), lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes in all. For the visiting squad it’s Marvin Williams (no twitter account for Williams), who starts for the Jazz and plays a total of 30 minutes. In that time the power forward scores six points (2 for 5 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 2 for 2) to go with five rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three TOs while getting a +1 in points differential. On the other side, for the Grizzlies, it’s Wayne Ellington (@WayneElli22 on twitter), who comes off the bench for a total of 13 minutes. In that time span the shooting guard gets two points (1 for 5 ~ 0 for 1 ~ 0 for 0) to go along with three boards and a steal while amassing a points differential of +6. At the end, it was Memphis winning this one, beating Utah by the final of 103 to 94. With the W the Grizzlies are now 2 and 1 and will take on the Buck on the road on 11/07. The loss pushes the Jazz down to 1 and 3 and the team will get their next chance at a win on 11/07 when they host the Lakers.

 

 

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In this game it’s once again a pair of former UNC Basketball players, but on the same team, as the Dallas Mavericks [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (2-1 overall ~ 1-0 at home) host the Portland Trail Blazers [Western Conference ~ Northwest Division] (2-1 overall ~ 1-1 on the road) in what is the first of four match ups between these two teams. The game, which lasted 2 hours and five minutes, was played in front of full house of 19,521 at the American Airlines Center. For the home squad it’s Brandan Wright (@bwright34 on twitter), who starts for the Mavs and plays a total of 25 minutes. In that time the center scored 10 points (5 for 7 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 0 for 0) to go with four rebounds, a pair of assists, a steal and a block while having a game high of +23 points differential. The other former Heel is Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15 on twitter), who comes off the pine for 22 minutes. In that time frame the shooting guard gets eight points (3 for 9 ~ 2 for 5 ~ 0 for 0) to go along with three boards, a pair of steals and a block while amassing a negative 5 in points differential. In the end, it was a blow out, with Dallas blowing out Portland by the final of 114 to 91. With the W the Mavericks are now 3 and 1 and will play next on 11/07 when they host the Raptors.

 

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Third game in a row where we have once again a pair of former UNC Basketball players, this time one for each team as the Indiana Pacers [Eastern Conference ~ Central Division] (2-1 overall ~ 1-1 on the road) going to the lone star state to take on the unbeaten San Antonio Spurs [Western Conference ~ Southwest Division] (3-0 overall ~ 2-0 at home) in what it is the first of two inter conference clash. The game, which was played at the AT&T Center in front of 17,158 (max capacity: 18,751), lasted just a bit more than 2 hours. For the visiting team it’s former NPOY Tyler Hansbrough (@THANS50 on twitter), who come off the bench for 23 minutes. In that time the power forward gets nine points (1 for 7 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 7 for 9) to go with six rebounds and a TO while getting a -21 points differential. On the other side, for the Spurs, Danny Green (@DGreen_14 on twitter) starts and plays for 26 minutes. In that time span the shooting guard scores 10 points (4 for 8 ~ 2 for 3 ~ 0 for 0) along with four boards and a turnover while having a points differential of -3. In the end it’s San Antonio defeating Indiana by double digits, with the final tally being 101 to 79. The win keeps Spurs undefeated at 4 and 0 and will play once again on 11/07 at the Clippers (coverage on ESPN). The loss drops the Pacers to .500 at 2 and 2 and they too will play on the 11/07 next as they head to take on the Hawks.

 

 

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The second to last game in this recap is the one that has the Golden State Warriors [Western Conference ~ Pacific Division] (2-1 overall ~ 2-0 on the road) going to take on both division and in-state foe, winless Sacramento Kings [Western Conference ~ Pacific Division] (0-3 overall ~ 0-0 at home) in what is the first of four match ups. The game, which took 2 hours and 16 minutes, was played in front of a sold out crowd that numbered 17.317 at the Power Balance Pavillion. For the visiting squad it’s rookie Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes on twitter), who starts at the small forward for the Warriors and plays 30 minutes. In that time the young man gets six points (3 for 8 ~ 0 for 3 ~ 0 for 0) to go with four assists, two rebounds, a steal and a turnover while having a +2 points differential. As far as the game went, it was Sacramento winning by two points, edging out Golden State by the final of 94 to 92. With the loss the Warriors are now at .500 with a 2 and 2 record and will get their next shot at a win on 11/07 when they take on the Cavs at home.

 

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The last game of the night is the one that features the Cleveland Cavaliers [Eastern Conference ~ Central Division] (1-2 overall ~ 0-1 on the road) going to the west coast to take on the Los Angeles Clippers [Western Conference ~ Pacific Division] (2-1 overall ~ 1-1 at home) for the first of two clashes between these inter conference teams. The game, which took 2 hours and 14 minutes, in front of a sold out of 19,060 at the Staples Center. For the visiting team it’s rookie Tyler Zeller (@ZellerTyler on twitter) and played 24 minutes. The center scored 15 points (6 for 10 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 3 for 6) to go with seven rebounds (4 offensive), two assists, a steal and three TOs while having a +1 points differential. In the end it was Cleveland winning this one, beating LA by seven points, with the final being 108 to 101. With the win the Cavaliers are now 2 and 2 and will play next versus the Warriors on 11/07.

 

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There you have it, eight games, a dozen former UNC Basketball players, all wrapped up in one recap. Tonight’s slate is not as big, but will still have a touch of carolina blue, so make sure you come back tomorrow to see how the players that once called Chapel Hill home did. 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!