Pretty big schedule last night in the NBA, as seven games were on the schedule. Even better for Tar Heels fans, of those five had former UNC Basketball players in them, with a pair of match ups having them on both teams. And so we know, if there were former Heels in action at the next level, the following day it’s time for the “Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Style” recap…
First game of the slate not one has a touch of carolina, but it also brings with it an international touch as the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers played one another in Beijing. The game was televised by NBATV and played at the Master Card Center in front of 17,114 fans. For the visiting team it should have been Harrison Barnes, but due to a foot injury did not play in this one. As far as the game was concerned it was Golden State taking this one, defeating Los Angeles by the final of 100 to 95. With the W the Warriors are now 2 and 2 and will be back in action on 10/18 as the play the Lakers once again in China.
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Second game of the night, this one played on US soil, is between two franchises that have former Heels on them, as the Charlotte Bobcats headed to C-Town to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game was played in front of an attendance of 4,047 at the Canton Civic Center (Canton, OH) and was broadcasted by STO. For the visiting squad it should have been big man Brendan Haywood, but he is out for three months with a broken foot, while for the home squad we should have seen another seven footer in Tyler Zeller. But the second year man is out indefinitely with an appendectomy. As far as the score went it was all Charlotte in this one, beating Cleveland by 18, with the final tally being 92 to 74. With the victory the Bobcats are back at .500 with a 2 and 2 record, and will be back in action against 76′ers on 10/17. The loss, first one of the pre-season, puts the Cavs at 2 and 1, and the franchise will be back on the hardwoods on 10/17 when they host the Pistons.
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The third game is the one between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies. The game was played FedEX Forum in front of 11,164. For the visiting franchise it’s second year man John Henson, who starts at the power forward and plays a total of 34 minutes in all. In that time period the 6’11″ forward comes close to a double double eight points (3 for 6 ~ 0 for 0 ~ 2 for 4) to go with a dozen rebounds (three offensive), four assists and three turnovers while having a pts differential of +1. As far as the match up went in what was a pretty tight game, it was Memphis winning by three, defeating Milwaukee 102 to 99. With the loss the Bucks remain winless at 0 and 4 on the pre-season and will try to get their first W when they take on the undefeated Bulls on the road on 10/21.
The second to last game of the evening it’s the Denver Nuggets heading West to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game took place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena with an attendance that was not registered. For the team from the mile high city it’s speedster Ty Lawson, who starts at the point and plays a total of 26 minutes in all. In that time frame the floor general registers a total of seven points (3 for 8 ~ 1 for 3 ~ 0 for 0) to go with four assists and four TOs while having a -19 pts differential. As the points differential would show this was all Ok City, as they defeated Denver by 28 points, with the final score being 109 to 81. With the loss the Nuggets find themselves at 2 and 2 and will be once again in action when they head to Tinsel Town on 10/19 to take on the Clippers, who have two former Heels on the roster.
And finally, in the last game of the night, it’s another head to head match up with the Los Angeles Clippers heading to Arizona to take on the Phoenix Suns. The game was shown on FSW2 while being played at the US Airways Center. For the squad from Tinsel Town it’s a pair of former UNC Basketball players, but neither of them, Antawn Jamison and Reggie Bullock, get on the court for their team. On the other side, second year man Kendall Marshall, who comes off the bench and plays a total of five minutes in all. In that small stint the point guard scores 3 points (1 for 2 ~ 1 for 1 ~ 0 for 0) to go with a pair of assists, a rebounds and a steal while having a pts differential of +10. In the end this one went to Los Angeles by six points, as they took down Phoenix by the final of 102 to 96. With the victory the Clippers are 3 and 1 and will be back on the court on 10/18 when they host the Trail Blazers. The loss drops the Suns to 3 and 1 and they will come back to action as they take on the Kings on the road on 10/17.
And that is it, the recap for 10/15/13. Many games with a touch of carolina blue in them, but unfortunately a lot of the former UNC Basketball players were not in action due to injuries. Tonight’s NBA slate has five games in all, three of them featuring former Heels on it, so make sure to come back tomorrow for the next edition of the “Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Style” recap. Also, make sure check back often on ISPORTSWEB for all the latest news and info of current and former players.