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Tar Heels In The NBA, Dec. 31
Release: 12/31/2013

compiled by Ben Brown

Box Score of the Week

Danny Green continued to prove why he's one of the best shooters in the NBA, as he didn't miss a shot on his way to piling up 22 points in the San Antonio Spurs 116-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last week.

Green connected on all seven of his shots from the field, which included five three-pointers.  The Spurs have a big showdown coming up this week when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Player on the Rise

Tyler Zeller has a spike in his minutes over the last few games for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Zeller grabbed 10 rebounds when he played 22 minutes against the Celtics, and swatted a couple of shots when he played 18 minutes in the Cavaliers loss to the Warriors.

Zeller's increase in playing time comes as a result of Andrew Bynum's suspension from the Cavaliers for conduct detrimental to the team. Zeller will have two tough matchups coming up when the Cavs play Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers twice in four games.

Former Heel Highlight

Carolina fans grew accustomed to seeing Ty Lawson use his quick hands for steals, then use his blazing speed to start the fast break, then make a perfect pass to set up one of his teammates for a bucket.

All three of those things happened in this play from Lawson, who stripped Thabo Sefalosha as he drove to the basket, then he ran the floor before dishing it off to the high-flying Kenneth Faried for the jam.

Game to Watch

On Thursday night, Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors make the cross-country trip to take on the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Golden State is 4-1 in its last five games and looks to get a huge road win when it invades the Vice City. The nationally televised game on TNT will provide Barnes with a chance to make a nationwide impression.

Statistics From Former Tar Heels

Harrison Barnes, Golden State SF - 12.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.7 apg

Reggie Bullock, Los Angeles Clippers SG - 2.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.2 apg

Vince Carter, Dallas SG - 11.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.9 apg

Ed Davis, Memphis PF - 7.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.9 bpg

Wayne Ellington, Dallas SG - 2.6 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.4 apg

Raymond Felton, New York PG - 10.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 5.1 apg

Danny Green, San Antonio SG - 8.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg

Tyler Hansbrough, Toronto PF - 5.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.3 bpg

John Henson, Milwaukee PF - 12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.3 bpg

Antawn Jamison, Los Angeles Clippers PF - 3.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.1 bpg

Ty Lawson, Denver PG - 17.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 7.9 apg

Kendall Marshall, Los Angeles Lakers PG - 3.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg

Marvin Williams, Utah PF - 9.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.7 bpg

Brandan Wright, Dallas PF - 11.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 bpg

Tyler Zeller, Cleveland C - 3.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 0.4 bpg


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