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Bruins in the NBA Playoffs - First Round Wrapup
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  05/14/2012

May 14, 2012

Each week, uclabruins.com will update and highlight select UCLA players' progress during the current NBA season. Bruin point guards Darren Collison, Jrue Holiday and Russell Westbrook advanced their teams to the NBA Conference Semifinals. Also advancing were Matt Barnes and Ryan Hollins.

Player Highlights, Games Through May 13, 2012

Arron Afflalo, G (fifth NBA season, third with Denver Nuggets, Western Conference/NW Div., 38-28 regular season, second-place/sixth seed in Western Conference, lost to the No. 3 LA Lakers 4-3 in their first round playoff series)
On May 12 at the Staples Center, Denver overcame a 16-point deficit, taking a 73-69 advantage early in the fourth period, but were unable to hold onto its lead and lost to the Lakers, 96-87, as the Lakers eliminated the Nuggets in their Western Conference first round series, 4-3. Afflalo started and had a playoff-best 36 minutes, with 15 points (6-11, 1-3, 2-2/scored in double figures four of seven playoff games) and three rebounds and assists and one blocked shot. On May 10 at Denver, the Nuggets scored the first 13 points of the first period, the initial nine points of the second half and led 96-70 early in the fourth quarter, to defeat the Lakers, 113-96, to tie their Western Conference playoff series at 3-3. Afflalo started and played a team-high 35 minutes, with six points (3-5, 0-1, 0-0), five rebounds and a career and game-high tying seven assists. On May 8 at the Staples Center, Denver's 15-point lead in the fourth quarter withstood a Lakers comeback as the Nuggets defeated the Lakers, 102-99, to tighten their Western Conference first round playoff series, trailing the Lakers 3-2. Afflalo started and played 35 minutes, breaking out of a playoff scoring slump with 19 points (8-19, 1-5, 2-3/averaged 9.0ppg through four playoff games after averaging 18.6ppg since March 26), five rebounds, one assist and a game-high three steals. In the fourth quarter, Afflalo's two free throws and a basket were important in fighting off the Lakers fourth quarter rally.
Afflalo's Playoff Stats: 7G/7GS, 32.7MIN, 3.6RPG, 2.7AST, 10.9PPG
Afflalo's Final Regular Season Stats: 62G/62GS (most team starts), 33.6MIN, 3.2RB, 2.4AST, 15.2PPG (No. 2 team scorer).
First Round Playoff Series (Denver loses, 4-3) - No. 3 LA Lakers vs. No. 6 Denver (Lakers won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - April 29 at Lakers (LAL 103, D 88); Game 2 - May 1 - at Lakers (LAL 104, D 100); Game 3 - May 4 at Denver (D 99, LAL 84); Game 4 - May 6 at Denver (LAL 92, D 88); Game 5 - May 8 at Lakers (D 102, LAL 99), Game 6 - May 10 at Denver (D 113, LAL 96); Game 7 - May 12 at Lakers (LAL 96, D 87).

Matt Barnes, F (ninth NBA season, second with Los Angeles Lakers, Western Conference/Pacific Div., 41-25 regular season, first-place/third seed in Western Conference, defeated No. 6 Denver 4-3 in their first round playoff series; will face No. 2 Oklahoma City in semifinals).
On May 12 at the Staples Center, the Lakers led 48-42 at halftime, then lost a 16-point (62-46) third quarter lead, but came back to defeat Denver, 96-87, to win their Western Conference first round playoff series, 4-3. In their NBA history, the Lakers are 16-8 in Game 7. With Metta World Peace back in the Lakers lineup after serving a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden three weeks ago, Barnes only played five minutes, but led Lakers reserves with four rebounds and contributed one steal. On May 10 in Denver, the Lakers trailed 96-70 early in the fourth quarter and trailed by as many 28 points, losing to the Nuggets 113-96, as Denver tied the Western Conference first round playoff series 3-3. In its history, Los Angeles has lost only one Game 7 on its home court (1969 NBA Final vs. Boston). Barnes played 25 minutes, with six points (2-8, 1-4, 1-2), playoff-high five rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot. On May 8 at the Staples Center, the Lakers, even with Kobe Bryant's 43 points, were not able to conclude their Western Conference first round playoff series with Denver, losing to the Nuggets, 102-99 as Denver tightened the series, trailing 3-2. Barnes played 22 minutes and led Lakers reserves with a playoff-best 11 points (5-14, 1-6, 0-0/in the game's first 10 minutes, Barnes had eight points and four rebounds/through five playoff games, Barnes is shooting .275 (11-140), including .100 (2-20) from three-point range), adding four rebounds, two assists and a team-high tying two steals.
Barnes' Playoff Stats: 7G, 19.9MIN, 4.0RB, 2.0AST, 1.0STL, 4.4PPG
Barnes' Final Regular Season Stats: 63G/16GS, 22.9MIN, 5.5RB, 2.0AST, 7.8PPG (led Lakers reserves in minutes, scoring and rebounding)
Semifinals - No. 2 Oklahoma City vs. No. 3 Lakers (OKC won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - May 14 at OKC; Game 2 - May 16 at OKC; Game 3 - May 18 at Lakers; Game 4 - May 19 at Lakers; if necessary, Game 5 - May 21 at OKC; Game 6 - May 23 at Lakers; Game 7 - May 27 at OKC.
First Round Playoff Series (Denver loses, 4-3) - No. 3 LA Lakers vs. No. 6 Denver (Lakers won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - April 29 at Lakers (LAL 103, D 88); Game 2 - May 1 - at Lakers (LAL 104, D 100); Game 3 - May 4 at Denver (D 99, LAL 84); Game 4 - May 6 at Denver (LAL 92, D 88); Game 5 - May 8 at Lakers (D 102, LAL 99), Game 6 - May 10 at Denver (D 113, LAL 96); Game 7 - May 12 at Lakers (LAL 96, D 87).

Darren Collison, G (third NBA season, second with Indiana, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 42-24 regular season, second-place/third seed in Eastern Conference, defeated No. 6 Orlando Magic 4-1 in their first round playoff series; trail No. 2 Miami 1-0 in semifinals)
In game one of the conference semifinals, Collison played 22 minutes with 10 points (4-8, 0-1, 2-2), one rebound and a game-high six assists as Indiana lost to the Heat, 95-86, on May 13 in Miami. The Pacers led throughout much of the first half and didn't trail by more than two points until the fourth quarter when they were outscored, 25-16. On May 8 at Indianapolis, the Pacers wrapped up their Eastern Conference first round playoff with Orlando, outscoring the Magic 36-16 in the game's final 12 minutes, to defeat Orlando, 105-87 and win the series, 4-1. After losing the first game to Orlando on April 28 in Indianapolis, the Pacers won four consecutive contests to take the series. It was Indiana's first series win since 2005 and its first series victory on its home court since the 2000 first round playoffs. Collison played 23 minutes, with a playoff-best 19 points (9-10, 1-1, 0-0/scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter), two rebounds, game-high six assists and playoff-best and game-high tying three steals.
Collison's Playoff Stats: 6G, 19.3MIN, 1.7RB, team leader 4.8AST, team leader 1.33STL, 9.0PPG (averaging only 0.67 turnovers a game)
Collison's Final Regular Season Stats: 60G/56GS (started the first 56 Pacers game), 31.3MIN, 3.1RB, team-leading 4.8AST, 10.3PPG
Semifinals (Miami leads Indiana, 1-0) - No. 2 Miami vs. No. 3 Indiana (Miami won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - May 13 at Miami (M 95, I 86), Game 2 - May 15 at Miami; Game 3 - May 17 at Indiana; Game 4 - May 20 at Indiana; if necessary, Game 5 - May 22 at Miami; Game 6 - May 24 at Indiana; Game 7 - May 26 at Miami
First Round Playoff Series (No. 3 Indiana defeated No. 6 Orlando, 4-1) - Game 1 - April 28 at Indiana (O 81, I 77); Game 2 - April 30 at Indiana (I 93, O 78); Game 3 - May 2 at Orlando (I 97, O 74); Game 4 - May 5 at Orlando (I 101, O 99 OT); Game 5 - May 8 at Indiana (I 105, O 87).

Baron Davis, G (13th NBA season, first with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 36-30 regular season second-place/seventh seed in Eastern Conference, lost to No. 2 Miami Heat 4-1 in their first round playoff series)
On May 9 at Miami, the Heat defeated New York, 106-94, to win their Eastern Conference first round playoff series 4-1. For New York, it was the 12th consecutive season without a playoff series advancement. Davis did not play (on May 7 it was reported that the 33-year old guard had suffered torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and a partial tear of the patella tendon/the injury occurred on May 6 when the Knicks defeated Miami.) He will require surgery with a rehabilitation of possibly up to 12 months. As a Bruin starting freshman guard in 1998, Davis injured his right knee (torn anterior cruciate ligament) in the NCAA Tournament (second round vs. Michigan) when UCLA beat the Wolverines, 85-82. Davis had surgery but was able to return to UCLA's starting lineup the following season and has a sophomore led the Bruins in scoring (15.9), assists (5.1) and steals (2.5), earned All-Pac-10 honors and was the third selection in the 1999 NBA Draft (Charlotte).
Davis' Playoff Stats: 4G/4GS, 24.3MIN, team leader 3.3AST, 7.8PPG
Davis' Final Regular Season Stats: 29G/14GS, 20.5MIN, 1.9RB, 4.7AST, 1.2STL, 6.1PPG
First Round Playoff Series (New York loses, 4-1) - No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 New York (Miami won regular season series, 3-0) - Game 1 - April 28 at Miami (M 100, NY 67); Game 2 - April 30 - at Miami (M 104, NY 94); Game 3 - May 3 at New York (M 87, NY 70); Game 4 - May 6 at New York (NY 89, M 87), Game 5 - May 9 at Miami (M 106, NY 94).

Dan Gadzuric, C (10th NBA season recently signed with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 36-30 regular season second-place/ seventh seed in Eastern Conference, lost to No. 2 Miami Heat 4-1 in their first round playoff series)
Gadzuric did not play during New York's Eastern Conference first round playoff series with Miami (the Heat defeated the Knicks 4-1).
Gadzuric's Final Regular Season Stats: 2G, 6.5MIN, 2.5RB
First Round Playoff Series (New York loses, 4-1) - No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 New York (Miami won regular season series, 3-0) - Game 1 - April 28 at Miami (M 100, NY 67); Game 2 - April 30 - at Miami (M 104, NY 94); Game 3 - May 3 at New York (M 87, NY 70); Game 4 - May 6 at New York (NY 89, M 87), Game 5 - May 9 at Miami (M 106, NY 94).

Jrue Holiday, G (third NBA season with Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 35-31 regular season, third-place/eighth seed in Eastern Conference, beat No. 1 Chicago Bulls 4-2 in their first round playoff series; will face No. 4 Boston in semifinals, trail 1-0)
On May 12 in Boston and playing in a conference semi-final for the first time since 2003, Philadelphia could not hold on to a double-digit fourth quarter advantage and lost to Boston, 92-91 as the Celtics lead their Eastern Conference semifinals, 1-0. Holiday started and played 37 minutes, with eight points (3-13, 0-4, 2-2), six rebounds, four assists, team-high and playoff-high tying two blocked shots and one steal. In first round action on May 10 at Philadelphia, the 76ers rallied for a 79-78 victory over top-seeded Chicago, to win their Eastern Conference first round playoff series, 4-2. In NBA history, Philadelphia is the fifth No. 8 seeded team to win an opening series against a No. 1 seed as the 76ers advance to the second round (vs. Boston) for the first time since 2003. Holiday started and played 40 minutes, with 14 points (4-11, 2-4, 4-5/scored in double figures all first round playoff games), three rebounds, four assists and two steals. On May 8 at Chicago, the Bulls won their first playoff game without Derrick Rose (suffered a left knee injury in first playoff game won by Chicago, 103-91), holding Philadelphia to a season low 32.1% shooting and defeating the 76ers, 77-69. The Bulls victory narrowed Philadelphia's Eastern Conference first round playoff series advantage to 3-2. Holiday started and played 42 minutes, with a team-high 16 points (5-17, 1-2, 5-5), five rebounds, team-high four assists, playoff-best two blocked shots and a playoff-high and game-high tying three steals.
Holiday's Playoff Stats: 7G/7GS, 38.4MIN, 5.3RB, team leader 4.6AST, 1.29STL, 1.0BLK, team leader 16.7PPG
Holiday's Final Regular Season Stats: 65G/65GS (most team starts, did not play in final regular season game), 33.8MIN, 3.3RB, 4.5AST, 1.61STL (No. 11 in NBA), 13.5PPG (No. 2 team scorer)
Semifinals Playoff Series (Boston leads Philadelphia, 1-0) - No. 4 Boston vs. No. 8 Philadelphia (Philadelphia won season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - May 12 at Boston (B 92, P 91); Game 2 - May 14 at Boston; Game 3 - May 16 at Philadelphia; Game 4 - May 18 at Philadelphia; if necessary, Game 5 - May 21 at Boston; Game 6 - May 23 at Philadelphia; Game 7 - May 26 at Boston.
First Round Playoff Series (Philadelphia wins 4-2) - No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 8 Philadelphia (Chicago won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - April 28 at Chicago (C 103, P 91); Game 2 - May 1 at Chicago (P 109, C 92); Game 3 - May 4 at Philadelphia (P 79, C 74); Game 4 - May 6 at Philadelphia (P 89, C 82), Game 5 - May 8 at Chicago (C 77, P 69), Game 6 - May 10 at Philadelphia (P 78, C 78).

Ryan Hollins, C (sixth NBA season, first with Boston Celtics, started the season with Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 39-27 regular season, first-place/fourth seed in Eastern Conference, beat No. 5 Atlanta Hawks 4-2 in their first round playoff series; leads No. 8 Philadelphia in semifinals, 1-0)
On May 12 at Boston, the Celtics, advancing to at least the second round of the playoffs in each of the last five years, held onto a six-point lead with 1:18 left to play, beating Philadelphia, 92-91 and taking a 1-0 advantage in their Eastern Conference semifinals. Hollins played nine minutes, with two points (1-2, 0-0, 0-0) and one rebound. On May 10 at Boston, the Celtics edged Atlanta 83-80 to win their Eastern Conference first round playoff series, 4-2. Hollins played 18 minutes, with two points (1-3, 0-0, 0-0), two rebounds and one blocked shot. On May 8 at Atlanta, the Hawks fought off elimination and narrowly defeated Boston, 87-86, to trail the Celtics 3-2 in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Hollins played 19 minutes, with a playoff-best five points, 2-4, 0-0, 1-2), four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. His slam dunk with 10:02 left to play tied the game at 62.
Hollins' Playoff Stats: 6G, 11.5MIN, 2.2RB, 1.5PPG
Hollins' Final Regular Season Stats (Celtics): 15G/1GS, 10.7MIN, 1.7RB, 2.8 PPG // (Total, including Cleveland stats): 39G/8GS, 13.4MIN, 2.1RB, 3.4PPG
Semifinals Playoff Series (Boston leads Philadelphia, 1-0) - No. 4 Boston vs. No. 8 Philadelphia (Philadelphia won season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - May 12 at Boston (B 92, P 91); Game 2 - May 14 at Boston; Game 3 - May 16 at Philadelphia; Game 4 - May 18 at Philadelphia; if necessary, Game 5 - May 21 at Boston; Game 6 - May 23 at Philadelphia; Game 7 - May 26 at Boston.
First Round Playoff Series (Boston wins 4-2) - No. 4 Boston vs. No. 5 Atlanta (Boston won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - April 29 at Atlanta (A 83, B 74); Game 2 - May 1 at Atlanta (B 87, A 80); Game 3 - May 4 at Boston (B 90, A 84 OT); Game 4 - May 6 at Boston (B 101, A 79), Game 5 - May 8 at Atlanta (A 87, B 86), Game 6 - May 10 at Boston (B 83, Atlanta 80).

Russell Westbrook, G (fourth NBA season with Oklahoma City Thunder, Western Conference/Northwest Div., 47-19 regular season, first-place/second seed in Western Conference, defeated No. 7 seed and defending NBA champions Dallas Mavericks 4-0 in their first round playoff series; will face No. 3 LA Lakers in semifinals)
Westbrook's First Round Playoff Stats: 4G/4GS, 36.5MIN, 3.8RB, team leader 4.3AST, 2.25STL, 22.3PPG (No. 2 team scorer).
Westbrook's Final Regular Season Stats: 66G/66GS (has started every game), 35.3MIN, 4.6RB, team-leading 5.5AST and 1.7STL, 23.6ppg (No. 2 team scorer).
Semifinals - No. 2 Oklahoma City vs. No. 3 Lakers (OKC won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - May 14 at OKC; Game 2 - May 16 at OKC; Game 3 - May 18 at Lakers; Game 4 - May 19 at Lakers; if necessary, Game 5 - May 21 at OKC; Game 6 - May 23 at Lakers; Game 7 - May 27 at OKC.
First Round Playoff Series Series (Oklahoma City wins series 4-0) - No. 2 Oklahoma City vs. No. 7 Dallas (OKC won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - April 28 - at OKC (OKC 99, Dallas 98); Game 2 - April 30 at OKC (OKC 102, D 99); Game 3 - May 3 at Dallas (OKC 95, D 79); Game 4 - May 5 at Dallas (OKC 103, D 97).

Playoff Statistical Leaders (Top 20 through May 13)

Darren Collison, Indiana (six games) - No. 12 in assists (4.8apg) and steals (1.33spg).

Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia (seven games) - No. 20 in points (16.7ppg), No. 13 in assists (4.6apg), No. 15 in steals (1.29spg) and No. 14 in minutes (38.5mpg).

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (four games) - No. 7 scorer (22.3ppg), No. 6 in steals (2.25spg) and No. 16 in assists (4.3apg).


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