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Tar Heels In The NBA Update
Release: 12/03/2012

by Megan Morketter, GoHeels.com

 

North Carolina has an all-time high of 17 former Tar Heels playing in the NBA this season, many of whom are playing key roles with a variety of teams.  GoHeels.com will update Carolina fans on a weekly basis on how UNC alums have played in the last week.

Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors: Barnes struggled against the Denver Nuggets, logging two points, two rebounds and two assists. With more playing time facing the Indiana Pacers, the rookie forward managed six points and five rebounds. The Warriors won both games, 106-105 and 103-92, respectively.

Vince Carter, Dallas Mavericks: In his 15th NBA season, the veteran has scored in the double digits in his last five games. Most recently, Carter put up 12 points and five assists in the 92-77 win over the Detroit Pistons. The guard scored 15 points against the Philadelphia 76ers and 10 points facing the Chicago Bulls. The Mavericks fell to the 76ers by a slight margin, 100-98, then dropped to the Bulls 101-78.

Ed Davis, Toronto Raptors: Starting in his first game of the season, Davis scored 10 points and brought down six rebounds versus the Memphis Grizzlies Nov. 28. With three assists against the Phoenix Suns, the forward tied his season high. Davis only scored four points, but grabbed eight rebounds as the Raptors went on to win 101-97.

Wayne Ellington, Memphis Grizzlies: Ellington was quiet in the Grizzlies' latest matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. The fourth-year pro managed three points, three rebounds and one assist as the Grizzlies fell, 99-95.

Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: Felton led the Knicks to victory three times last week. Against the Milwaukee Bucks, Felton had 12 points, seven assists and a season-high four steals in the 102-88 win. Most recently, the point guard posted 23 points, seven assists and three rebounds in the narrow victory over the Suns.

Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: The guard/forward scored nine points, all coming from three-pointers, and pulled down five rebounds against the Orlando Magic. The Spurs bested the Magic 110-89.

Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Playing fewer minutes in each of last week's games than his season average, Hansbrough struggled to convert. His best game came against the L.A. Lakers, when the forward posted three points, all coming from the foul line, and four rebounds.

Brendan Haywood, Charlotte Bobcats: With 11 rebounds, Haywood tied his regular season high in the Bobcats' game against the Atlanta Hawks Nov. 28. The Bobcats couldn't hold on, falling to the Hawks, 94-91.

John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Henson started his first NBA game Nov. 26 when the Bucks took on the Bulls. The rookie forward put up 11 points and grabbed two rebounds as the Bucks won, 93-92. Henson added 10 points and seven rebounds when facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Bucks could not hold on for a win.

Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: The veteran forward came alive against the Nuggets, sinking five three-pointers and totaling 33 points for new season highs in both categories. With 12 rebounds, Jamison earned his second double-double of the season. The Lakers overpowered the Nuggets 122-103.

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Lawson posted 16 points and nine assists versus the Utah Jazz Nov. 26. The following game, the fourth year point guard recorded 17 points, nine assists and four steals in the one-point loss to the Warriors 

Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: The rookie point-guard played a season-high 16 minutes and posted seven points, his first of the regular season, in the Suns' loss to the Pistons.  Marshall later was assigned to the Suns' squad in the Developmental League for more playing time.

Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: The 18-year veteran has scored in double digits his last three games. Stackhouse logged 14 points off the bench in the win over the Knicks and added 17 points and three steals in the Nets victory over the Boston Celtics. Stackhouse put up 11 points in the Nets' latest game against the Miami Heat.

Rasheed Wallace, New York Knicks: Wallace scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds playing against former Tar Heel teammate Stackhouse and the Nets on Nov. 26. The forward/center played fewer minutes against the Washington Wizards, but logged seven points and brought down four rebounds.

Marvin Williams, Utah Jazz: Williams recorded eight points and four assists as the Jazz prevailed over the Nuggets, 105-103. The forward added 16 points and a steal in the 96-84 win over the Hornets.

Brandan Wright, Dallas Mavericks: Struggling to produce in recent games, the Mavericks decided not to play Wright last week.

Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers: The big man has posted double digits in the Cavaliers' last two games. In the two-point win over the Hawks, Zeller scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. The center/forward earned his first career double-double against the Portland Trailblazers Dec. 1, recording 14 points and 10 rebounds.


 


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