Dec 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers small forward Jared Dudley (9) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida Gator David Lee Breaks Out for Golden State Warriors

This week was David Lee’s time to shine for the Golden State Warriors. Lee, who has continued his streak of double-doubles and led both Golden State and the opposing team in points scored in two of four games during this stretch, has let his stats do the talking. Here’s how the twelve former Gators fared this week:

Bradley Beal (2011-2012), Washington Wizards
The Wizards have had a relatively quiet week, playing only one game against Boston, a 106-99 win. Beal’s performance was modest as well, with nine points off three field goals, one three-pointer and two free throws; three assists and a steal.

Matt Bonner (1999-2003), San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played a total of 28 minutes in the Spurs’ last five games (he did not play Thursday night at Dallas) with seven points and five rebounds.

Corey Brewer (2004-2007), Minnesota Timberwolves
Both Brewer and the Timberwolves have struggled in losses in Los Angeles to the Lakers and Clippers. Brewer’s only scores on Friday at the Clippers were off five of six free throws. He missed eight field goals and three three-pointers, but had three rebounds. This reversed on Sunday at the Lakers, when he went 1/5 and 1/3 in field goals and three-pointers respectively, with no rebounds.

Nick Calathes (2007-2009), Memphis Grizzlies
Calathes did not play in the Grizzlies’ three most recent games due to coach’s decision.

Mike Miller (1998-2000), Memphis Grizzlies
Miller contributed to a very productive Memphis bench Monday night versus Utah, scoring 15 of the 51 bench points which led to a 104-94 Grizzlies win. He added two rebounds as well.

Udonis Haslem (1998-2002), Miami Heat
Haslem totaled 13 minutes off the bench in the last three games for the Heat (he did not play Monday versus Atlanta due to coach’s decision). Christmas day at the Lakers was his best game of the week, with two points, two rebounds and one assist.

Al Horford (2004-2007), Atlanta Hawks
Horford has played incredibly well in Atlanta’s most recent 2-1 stretch. He scored 23 points on Friday versus Utah, with many thanks to his 73.3 field goal percentage. On Monday at Miami, he led both teams in rebounds with 11 and was perfect on free throws (4-4). Finally, he played a key role in Thursday’s match-up at Cleveland, scoring two baskets late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 95 all (he had 28 points total in the game). This led to a 127-125 Atlanta win in double overtime. However, Horford would leave the game during the first overtime period with what was diagnosed to be a pectoral injury, and is now day-to-day.

David Lee (2001-2005), Golden State Warriors
Lee has enjoyed arguably one of his best performances ever over the last week for Golden State. He led overall in points last Thursday versus San Antonio (32) and Monday at Denver (28). The Christmas day game against the Clippers marked his tenth straight double-double, when he scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds.

Marreese Speights (2006-2008), Golden State Warriors
Speights has continued to come off the bench for Golden State, averaging eight points and two rebounds over the Warriors’ most recent four games.

Erik Murphy (2009-2013), Chicago Bulls
Murphy totaled four minutes in two games for the Bulls this week (he did not play Saturday versus Cleveland).

Joakim Noah (2004-2007), Chicago Bulls
Noah had a solid week for the Bulls as they went 2-1, beating Cleveland and Brooklyn and falling to the Thunder in Oklahoma City. He led overall in rebounds at Oklahoma City with 12 and versus Cleveland with 18. He also averaged 14.6 points over those three games.

Chandler Parsons (2007-2011), Houston Rockets
Parsons was a workhorse for Houston as they went 3-2 this week, averaging 40.8 minutes, 18.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

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