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Bruins in the NBA - Week Fifteen
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/09/2012

April 9, 2012

Each week, uclabruins.com will update and highlight select UCLA players' progress during the current NBA season. Games highlighted are from Apr. 2-8.

UCLA in the NBA/Player Highlights

Arron Afflalo, G (fifth NBA season, third with Denver Nuggets, Western Conference/NW Div., 30-26, second-place/currently has eighth seed in Western Conference) - On April 7 at San Francisco, Golden State defeated the Nuggets, 112-97. Afflalo started and played a game-high 39 minutes, with 16 points (6-11, 1-3, 3-4/double-figures in 23 of last 24 games, including 12 consecutive), four rebounds and three assists. On April 6 at Denver, Afflalo's game-high 30 points led the Nuggets to a 105-99 win over Phoenix. Afflalo started and played a game-high 41 minutes, shooting 11-19, 5-9, 3-3 (second game this year of 30 or more points), with five rebounds, three assists and one steal. On April 4 at New Orleans, the Hornets stopped Denver's two game winning streak, edging the Nuggets, 94-92. Afflalo started and played 40 minutes (third consecutive game of 40 minutes), with 15 points (4-14, 1-4, 6-7), three rebounds, career-high tying team-high seven assists and one steal.
This week's Nuggets schedule: April 9 - Golden State, April 11 - Minnesota, April 13 - at LA Lakers, April 15- Houston.
Afflalo's Season Stats: 52G/52GS (most team starts), 33.0MIN, 3.0RB, 2.3AST, 14.7PPG.

Trevor Ariza, F (eighth NBA season, second with New Orleans, Western Conference/SW Div., 15-41, fifth-place/15th overall in Western Conference) - On April 7 at New Orleans, the Hornets beat Minnesota, 99-90. Ariza started and played 15 minutes, with four points (2-4, 0-0, 0-0), one rebound, three assists, one blocked shot and two steals. On April 6 in San Antonio, the Spurs beat the Hornets, 128-103. Ariza started and played 25 minutes, with six points (3-4, 0-0, 0-0), one assist and a game-high three steals. On April 4 at New Orleans, the Hornets nipped Denver, 94-92, snapping their three-game losing streak. Ariza, who had missed the last four games with a right ankle injury, returned to the starting lineup and played 31 minutes, with a team-high tying 15 points (5-10, 1-2, 4-5), six rebounds, and one assist and steal.
This week's Hornets schedule: April 9 - LA Lakers, April 11 - Sacramento, April 13 - Utah, April 15 - Memphis.
Ariza Season Stats: 41G/41GS, 32.9MIN, 5.2RB, 3.3AST, 1.7STL, 10.8PPG.

Matt Barnes, F (ninth NBA season, second with Los Angeles Lakers, Western Conference/Pacific Div., 35-22, first-place/third place in Western Conference) - On April 7 at Phoenix, the Lakers, playing without Kobe Bryant (left shin injury), gave up a season-high 125 points and lost their second consecutive game, losing to the Suns, 125-105. Barnes led the Lakers reserves with 30 minutes, seven rebounds and four assists, and scored two points (1-7, 0-4, 0-0). On April 6 at the Staples Center, the Lakers could not hold onto an 11 point third quarter lead as Houston stopped the Lakers four-game winning streak, with a 112-107 victory. Barnes, who tied the game at 99 and 2:31 left to play with a three-pointer (Houston scored nine of the next 11 points), led the Lakers reserves with 30 minutes, scoring three points (1-9, 1-2, 0-0), with a game and season-high 13 rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot and steal. The Lakers also honored their 1971-72 team, the 40th anniversary of the Los Angeles Lakers first NBA Championship, also setting the NBA record with a 33-game winning streak. Two Bruins were members of that squad - starting guard Gail Goodrich and forward Keith Erickson. On April 4 at the Staples Center, the Lakers snapped the LA Clippers six-game home winning streak, winning 113-108 and taking a 2 ½ game lead over the Clippers in the Pacific Div. It was the Lakers' fourth consecutive victory, they take the season series (2-1) and now own the Pacific Div. tie-breaker over the Clippers if the teams are tied at the end of the regular season. Barnes led Lakers reserves with 29 minutes, scoring four points (1-5, 0-2, 2-4), seven rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot. On April 3 at the Staples Center, the Lakers stopped New Jersey's three-game winning streak and have beaten the Nets in eight consecutive games, winning 91-87. With 10.8 seconds left to play and the Lakers leading 88-87, Barnes' inbounds pass to Kobe Bryant let to Bryant's three-point basket, securing the win for the Lakers. Barnes played 24 minutes, with four points (2-6, 0-2, 0-0), season-high tying 10 rebounds (grabbed 10 rebounds twice in the last five games), three assists and one steal.
This week's Lakers schedule: April 9 - at New Orleans, April 11 - at San Antonio, April 13 - Denver, April 15 - Dallas.
Barnes' Season Stats: 55G/16GS, 22.4MIN, 5.1RB, 1.8AST, 7.2PPG (leads Lakers reserves in minutes, scoring and rebounding).

Darren Collison, G (third NBA season, second with Indiana, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 34-22, second-place/third-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 7 at Indianapolis, Boston halted the Pacers four-game winning streak, beating Indiana, 86-72. Collison started and played 32 minutes, with 13 points (5-12, 2-6, 1-1/scored in double figures four of the last five games), two rebounds, team-high tying three assists and two steals. On April 6 at Indianapolis, the Pacers recorded their fourth straight victory, beating Oklahoma City, 103-98. Collison started and played 23 minutes, with 11 points (3-7, 1-2, 4-4), one rebound and three assists. On April 4 at Washington, D.C., the Pacers won their third consecutive game and shot a season-best 58% from the floor, beating the Wizards, 109-96. Collison started and played a team-high 31 minutes, with 17 points (7-8, 0-0, 3-3), three rebounds and a game-high 11 assists, On April 3 at Indianapolis, the Pacers outscored New York 40-17 in the final 12 minutes, rallying from 17 points down in the second half, to defeat the Knicks, 112-104. Collison started and played 26 minutes, with eight points (4-8, 0-3, 0-0), three rebounds and five assists.
This week's Pacers schedule: April 9 - Toronto, April 11 - at Cleveland, April 13 - Cleveland, April 14- at Milwaukee.
Collison's Season Stats: 56G/56GS (has started every Pacers game), 32.0MIN, 3.2RB, team-leading 4.9AST, 10.7PPG.

Baron Davis, G (13th NBA season, first with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 29-27 second-place/seventh-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 8 at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks beat Chicago, the team with the best record in the NBA (43-14, .754), 100-99 in overtime. Davis, starting his seventh game for the injured Jeremy Lin (had surgery on his left knee and is out for six weeks), played 21 minutes, with two points (1-7, 0-4, 0-2), four assists and two steals. On April 5 at Orlando, the Knicks won for just the third time in their last 13 visits to Orlando, beating the Magic, 96-80. Davis, started and played 19 minutes, with five points (2-6, 1-3, 0-0), three rebounds, five assists and a team-high two steals. On April 3 in Indianapolis, the Knicks could not hold onto a 17 point second half lead, and lost to Indiana, 112-104. Davis, started and played 29 minutes, with six points (2-8, 1-3, 1-1) and three rebounds and assists.
This week's Knicks schedule: April 10 - at Chicago, April 11 - at Milwaukee, April 13- Washington, April 15- Miami.
Davis' Season Stats: 22G/7GS, 19.6MIN, 2.2RB, 4.9AST, 1.1STL, 5.4PPG.

Jrue Holiday, G (third NBA season with Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 29-27, third-place/eighth-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 8 at Boston, the 76ers lost their fourth consecutive game and have lost 10 of their last 14 (once the Atlantic Div. leaders, Philadelphia now in danger of not making the playoffs), losing to the Celtics, 103-79. Holiday started and played 28 minutes, with eight points (4-10, 0-1, 0-0), three rebounds, one assist and two steals. On April 7 at Philadelphia, the 76ers lost their third straight game, dropping an 88-82 decision to Orlando. Holiday started and played 24 minutes, with five points (2-9, 0-1, 1-1) and two assists. On April 4 at Philadelphia, the 76ers lost to Toronto, 99-78. Holiday started and played 33 minutes, with a game-high tying 20 points (9-14-1-2, 1-2/ninth game this season scoring 20 or more points), three rebounds, five assists and a game-high three steals. On April 3 at Miami, the Heat clinched a playoff spot, beating the 76ers for the fourth time this season, 99-93. Holiday started and played 32 minutes, with eight points (4-11, 0-1, 0-0), two rebounds, game-high six assists and one steal.
This week's 76ers schedule: April 10 - at New Jersey, April 11 - at Toronto, April 13 - New Jersey.
Holiday's Season Stats: 56G/56GS (has started every game), 33.9MIN, 3.2RB, 4.3AST, 1.6STL, 13.4PPG (No. 2 team scorer).

Ryan Hollins, C (sixth NBA season, first with Boston Celtics, started the season with Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 32-24, first-place/fourth-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 8 at Boston, the Celtics won for the seventh time in nine games, beating Philadelphia, 103-79. Hollins, playing in his eighth Celtics game, played eight minutes, with a Boston season-high five points (2-2, 0-0, 1-2) and one rebound and assist. On April 7 at Indianapolis, Boston snapped their two-game losing streak, beating Indiana, 86-72 and remained atop the Atlanta Div (Hollins DNP). On April 5 at Chicago, the Celtics lost their second consecutive game, losing to the Bulls, 93-86. Hollins played a Boston season-best tying 12 minutes, with two points (1-1, 0-0, 0-0) and one blocked shot. On April 4 at Boston, San Antonio won its ninth consecutive game and snapped the Celtics five-game winning streak, beating Boston, 87-86 (Hollins DNP).
This week's Celtics schedule: April 10- at Miami, April 11 - at Atlanta, April 13 - at Toronto, April 14 - at New Jersey, April 15 - at Charlotte.
Hollins' Season Stats (Celtics): 8G, 6.5MIN, 2.5PPG/(Total, includes Cleveland stats): 32G/7GS, 12.9MIN, 2.0RB, 3.4PPG.

Malcolm Lee, G (first NBA season, second round draft selection by Chicago Bulls, traded to Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 25-32, fifth-place/12th-place in Western Conference) - On April 7 at New Orleans, the Timberwolves lost their fifth straight game, losing to the Hornets, 99-90. Lee played 14 minutes, with two points (1-1, 0-0, 0-0) and four assists. On April 4 at Minneapolis, the Timberwolves could not hold onto a 20-point lead, dropping a 97-94 decision to Golden State. Lee played 14 minutes, with five points (2-5, 0-0, 1-2) and three rebounds. On April 2 at Sacramento, the Timberwolves dropped their third consecutive game, losing to the Kings, 116-108. Lee played 17 minutes, with six points (2-4, 0-1, 2-2), and one assist and steal.
This week's Timberwolves schedule: April 9- Phoenix, April 11 - at Denver, April 12 - LA Clippers, April 14 - Oklahoma City.
Lee's Season Stats: 11G, 11.2MIN, 1.5RB, 1.3AST, 2.7PPG

Kevin Love, F (fourth NBA season with Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 25-32, fifth-place/12th place in Western Conference) - On April 7 at New Orleans, the Timberwolves lost their fifth straight game, losing to the Hornets, 99-90. Love started and played a game-high tying 35 minutes, with a game-high 29 points (11-23, 3-8, 4-5/scored at least 20 points in 19 of last 20 games) and 12 rebounds (17 double-doubles in last 20 games; NBA leading 47 double-doubles), three assists, with one blocked shot and steal. On April 4 at Minneapolis, the Timberwolves could not hold onto a 20-point lead, dropping a 97-94 decision to Golden State. Love started and played a game-high tying 42 minutes, with a team-high 29 points (12-28, 0-7, 5-5) and game-high 12 rebounds, with a season-high tying five assists. On April 2 at Sacramento, the Timberwolves dropped their third consecutive game, losing to the Kings, 116-108. Love started and played a team-high 33 minutes, with a team-high 23 points (8-17, 3-5, 4-6) and seven rebounds (first time this season consecutive games without a double-double/on April 1 in a 119-106 loss at Portland, Love had a game-high tying 26 points and nine rebounds), with one assist and blocked shot.
This week's Timberwolves schedule: April 9- Phoenix, April 11 - at Denver, April 12 - LA Clippers, April 14 - Oklahoma City.
Love's Season Stats: 53G/53GS, NBA-leading 39.6MIN, team-leading 13.5REB, 2.1AST, team-leading 26.5PPG.

Earl Watson, G (11th NBA season, second with the Utah Jazz, Western Conference/NW Div., 29-28, third-place/10th-place in Western Conference, 1 ½ games out of eighth-place) - On April 8 at San Antonio, the Spurs won their 11 consecutive game, beating Utah, 114-104. Watson played only four minutes (right knee soreness), with two points (1-2, 0-0, 0-0) and one rebound. On April 6 at Salt Lake City, the Jazz defeated Golden State, 104-98. Watson played 23 minutes, with one point (0-2, 0-0, 1-2), six rebounds, team-high six assists and a team-high tying two steals. On April 4 at Salt Lake City, the Jazz lost for the fourth time in the last five games, getting edged by Phoenix, 107-105. Watson moved into the starting lineup for just the second time this season, playing 25 minutes, with two points (0-1, 0-0, 2-2), three rebounds, five assists, team-high and season-high tying two blocked shots and two steals. On April 2 at Portland, the Jazz rallied to beat Portland, 102-97. Watson played 16 minutes, with one rebound and three assists.
This week's Jazz schedule: April 9 - San Antonio, April 11 - at Houston, April 13 - at New Orleans, April 14 -at Memphis.
Watson's Season Stats: 50G/2GS, 20.7MIN, 2.4RB, 4.3AST, 1.1STL, 3.0PPG.

Russell Westbrook, G (fourth NBA season with Oklahoma City Thunder, Western Conference/NW Div., 41-15 (.732), first-place, clinched NW Div. title, third-best record in the NBA/second-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 8 at Oklahoma City, the Thunder used a 24-0 run during the third and four quarters to end their season-worst three-game losing streak, beating Toronto, 91-75. Westbrook started and played 26 minutes, with 15 points (5-12, 0-1, 5-7/ scored in double figures 53 consecutive games), six rebounds, game-high tying six assists and one steal. On April 6 at Indianapolis, the Thunder dropped their third consecutive game, losing to Indiana, 103-98. Westbrook started and played 40 minutes, with 21 points (7-23, 2-5, 5-8/ scored in double figures 52 consecutive games, including 20 or more points on 38 occasions), team-high 11 rebounds, game-high nine assists and one steal. On April 4 at Miami, the Thunder lost their second straight game and the Heat won for the 17th consecutive time at home, 98-93. Westbrook started and played 39 minutes, with 28 points (9-26, 1-4, 9-9/ scored in double figures 51 consecutive games, including 28 or more points on 20 occasions), four rebounds, two assists and a team-high tying three steals. On April 2 at Oklahoma City, the Thunder suffered a rare home loss, losing to Memphis, 94-88 and having their six-game winning streak halted. Westbrook started and played 36 minutes, scoring 12 of his 19 points (5-16, 0-3, 9-10/ scored in double figures 50 consecutive games) in the fourth quarter and contributing four rebounds, three assists and a game-high three steals.
This week's Thunder schedule: April 9 - at Milwaukee, April 11 - LA Clippers, April 13 - Sacramento, April 14 - at Minnesota.
Westbrook's Season Stats: 56G/56GS (has started every game), 35.7MIN, 4.5RB, team-leading 5.4AST and 1.7STL, 24.2ppg (No. 2 team scorer).

Statistical Leaders (Top 10)

Jordan Farmar, New Jersey Nets - through 39 games, Farmar was the NBA's No. 7 three-point shooter (55-125, .440).

Two of the Top 5 Scorers this week in the NBA are from UCLA:

Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves - through 52 games, Love was the NBA's No. 4 scorer (26.5ppg), No. 2 rebounder (13.6rpg) and No. 1 in minutes played (39.6). He's the only player in the league in the Top Five in both scoring/rebounding (only 10 players in NBA history have averaged 25+ points and 14+ rebounds in regular season play). Love became the first player in NBA history to record 35 points, 10 rebounds and hit five 3-pointers in consecutive games (March 5, Minnesota 95, at LA Clippers 94, 39 points/17rebounds/5-10 three-pointers; March 3, Minnesota 122, at Portland 110, season-best 42 points/10rebounds/5-8 three-pointers).

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City - through 55 games, Westbrook was the NBA's No. 5 scorer (24.4ppg) and No. 7 n steals (1.75).

Injury Update

New Jersey's Jordan Farmar has missed the Nets 12 of last 13 games with a strained right groin.

Milwaukee's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has missed the Bucks last two games with right knee tendonitis.


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