by Megan Morketter, GoHeels.com
North Carolina had an all-time high of 17 former Tar Heels playing in the NBA this season, seven of which have helped carry their teams into the first round of the playoffs. GoHeels.com will continue to update Carolina fans on a weekly basis on how UNC alums have played in the last week.
Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors: Barnes went 3-of-4 from the field (2-for-2 from beyond the arc) for eight points and two rebounds as the Warriors suffered a two-point loss in the first matchup of a seven-game series with the Denver Nuggets.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: Facing the L.A. Clippers, Davis fought for six points and six rebounds, but his team was overpowered, 112-91, in game one of the series. The Grizzlies will remain in L.A. for game two tonight.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: The eight-year veteran logged 13 points with six assists and two steals to contribute to the 85-78 win over the Boston Celtics. The Knicks will hold home court for the second matchup Tuesday.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: In the home win over the L.A. Lakers, Green worked for six points and four rebounds. The Spurs will host the second game of the series Wednesday.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Hansbrough put together nine points, five rebounds and two steals as the Pacers trumped the Atlanta Hawks, 107-90, in the first of two home games for the victors.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks struggled against the Miami Heat, but Henson was able to manage six points, five rebounds and two steals in the 110-87 loss. His team will attempt to reboot for the second game in Miami Tuesday.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison had trouble converting versus the Spurs. He recorded six points, four of which came from the foul line, in the 91-79 loss.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Lawson helped his team to victory over the Warriors with 12 points, four assists and three steals. The Nuggets will look to carry this momentum into their second home game of the series Tuesday.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: Stackhouse played limited minutes and was unable to score, but grabbed two rebounds in the first game against the Chicago Bulls. The Nets outlasted the Bulls, 106-89.