Tar Heels In the NBA Update
by Megan Morketter, GoHeels.com
North Carolina had an all-time high of 17 former Tar Heels playing in the NBA this season, nine 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: In game two of the first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, the rookie notched a career-high 24 points along with six rebounds. The following game, Barnes posted 19 points and seven rebounds to help his team to a two-point victory. The Warriors lead the series 3-1 and will return to Denver for game five Tuesday.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: Davis averaged only three minutes in his last three games and was unable to score. He came up with one rebound in game three versus the L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies won both of their home-court contests, but travel back to Los Angeles Tuesday with the series tied, 2-2.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: Felton earned his fourth double-double on the season in game three facing the Boston Celtics. The point guard recorded 15 points and 10 assists guiding the Knicks to a 90-76 win in Boston. In the next contest, Felton matched his season high with 27 points and added three assists and four rebounds. The series stands 3-1 in favor of the Knicks as the team heads back home for game five Wednesday.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: In the first four games of the series against the L.A. Lakers, Green combined for 28 points and 16 rebounds. The Spurs dominated in each of these matchups, sweeping the Lakers and securing a position in the second round of the playoffs.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Hansbrough has averaged 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in the series versus the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers head into game four leading the series 2-1.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Facing the Miami Heat proved too large a task for Milwaukee as the Bucks were eliminated after four games in the first-round series. Henson saw limited minutes, managing six points and eight rebounds across the matchups.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison put together 29 points and seven rebounds in four games, but the Lakers were no match for the Spurs who won out.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Though the Warriors control the series at 3-1, Lawson has put up a fight for the Nuggets. The point guard recorded back-to-back double-doubles, logging 19 points/12 assists and 35 points/10 assists, respectively in games two and three. In the most recent matchup, Lawson amassed 26 points with six assists, but the Nuggets fell, 115-101.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: After taking the first game against the Chicago Bulls, the Nets have slumped to 1-3 in the series. Stackhouse's time on the court has been minimal-the veteran has contributed five points and four rebounds across the four games. The Nets will battle to keep the series alive back on their home court tonight.