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Bruin in the NBA - Nine Move on to Playoffs
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/27/2012

April 27, 2012

Nine Bruins will advance with their teams to the 2012 NBA Playoffs that will begin Saturday, April 28 - guard Arron Afflalo, Denver Nuggets (vs. LA Lakers), forward Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Denver Nuggets), guard Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers (vs. Orlando Magic), guard Baron Davis, New York Knicks (vs. Miami Heat), center Dan Gadzuric, New York Knicks (vs. Miami Heat), guard Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Chicago Bulls), center Ryan Hollins, Boston Celtics (vs. Atlanta Hawks), guard Earl Watson (knee injury, will not play), Utah Jazz (vs. San Antonio Spurs) and guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (vs. defending NBA Champions Dallas Mavericks).

Playoff Schedule for NBA Bruins

Western Conference First Round
No. 1 San Antonio vs. No. 8 Utah (S. A. won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - April 29 at S.A.; Game 2 - May 2 - at S. A.; Game 3 - May 5 at Utah; Game 4- May 7 at Utah; if necessary, Game 5 - May 9 at S.A.; Game 6- May 11 at Utah; Game 7 - May 13 - at S. A.

No. 2 Oklahoma City vs. No. 7 Dallas (OKC won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1- April 28 - at OKC; Game 2- April 30 at OKC; Game 3 - May 3 at Dallas; Game 4- May 5 at Dallas; if necessary, Game 5 - May 7 at OKC; Game 6 - May 10 at Dallas; Game 7 - May 12 at OKC.

No. 3 LA Lakers vs. No. 6 Denver (Lakers won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1-April 29 at Lakers; Game 2 -May 1 - at Lakers; Game 3-May 4 at Denver; Game 4- May 6 at Denver; if necessary, Game 5 - May 8 at Lakers; Game 6 - May 10 at Denver; Game 7 - May 12 at Lakers.

Eastern Conference First Round
No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 8 Philadelphia (Chicago won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - April 28 at Chicago; Game 2 - May 1 at Chicago; Game 3 - May 4 at Philadelphia; Game 4- May 6 at Philadelphia; if necessary, Game 5 - May 8 at Chicago; Game 6- May 10 at Philadelphia; Game 7 - May 12 at Chicago.

No.2 Miami vs. No. 7 New York (Miami won regular season series, 3-0) - Game 1 - April 28 at Miami; Game 2 - April 30 - at Miami; Game 3 - May 3 at New York; Game 4 - May 6 at New York; if necessary, Game 5- May 9 at Miami; Game 6 - May 11 at New York; Game 7 - May 13 - at Miami.

No. 3 Indiana vs. No. 6 Orlando (Orlando won regular season series, 3-1) - Game 1 - April 28 at Indiana; Game 2 - April 30 at Indiana; Game 3- May 2 at Orlando; Game 4- May 5 at Orlando; if necessary, Game 5- May 8 at Indiana; Game 6 - May 11 at Orlando; Game 7 - May 13 at Indiana.

No. 4 Boston vs. No. 5 Atlanta (Boston won regular season series, 2-1) - Game 1 - April 29 at Atlanta; Game 2 - May 1 at Atlanta; Game 3 - May 4 at Boston; Game 4 - May 6 at Boston; if necessary, Game 5 - May 8 at Atlanta; Game 6 - May 10 at Boston; Game 7 - May 12 at Atlanta.

Final Regular Season Player Highlights

Arron Afflalo, G (fifth NBA season, third with Denver Nuggets, Western Conference/NW Div., 38-28, second-place/sixth seed in Western Conference, will play the No. 3 LA Lakers in first round playoff ) - On April 26 at Minnesota, the Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves, 131-102, winning their fourth consecutive game and eight of their last 10. Afflalo started and played 29 minutes, with 18 points (7-12, 3-3, 1-1/finished the regular season scoring in double figures 22 consecutive games), four rebounds and one assist and steal. On April 25 at Oklahoma City, the Nuggets defeated the Thunder, 106-101. Afflalo started and played a game-high tying 40 minutes, with 15 points (6-15, 1-4, 2-3), six rebounds and four assists.
Afflalo's Final Regular Season Stats: 62G/62GS (most team starts), 33.6MIN, 3.2RB, 2.4AST, 15.2PPG (No. 2 team scorer).

Trevor Ariza, F (eighth NBA season, second with New Orleans, Western Conference/SW Div., 21-45, fifth-place/15th overall in Western Conference) - On April 26 at Houston, in a game between two non-playoff teams, the Rockets beat New Orleans, 84-77. On April 24 at San Francisco, the Hornets won for the sixth time in eight games, edging Golden State, 83-81. Ariza did not play in the Hornets final 10 games due to a coaching decision (his last game appearance and start was April 7).
Ariza's Final Regular Season Stats: 41G/41GS, 32.9MIN, 5.2RB, 3.3AST, 1.68STL, 10.8PPG.

Matt Barnes, F (ninth NBA season, second with Los Angeles Lakers, Western Conference/Pacific Div., 41-25, first-place/third seed in Western Conference, will play the No. 6 Denver Nuggets in first round playoff) - On April 26 at Sacramento, the Lakers rested their starters and lost to the Kings, 113-96 (Metta World Peace served the first of a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden on April 21). Barnes did not travel with the team after suffering a serious sprained right ankle on April 21 when the Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-106 in two overtimes at the Staples Center. Because of his injury, it is uncertain if Barnes will be able to play on April 29 when the Lakers host Denver in a Western Conference first round playoff game.
Barnes' Final Regular Season Stats: 63G/16GS, 22.9MIN, 5.5RB, 2.0AST, 7.8PPG (leads Lakers reserves in minutes, scoring and rebounding).

Darren Collison, G (third NBA season, second with Indiana, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 42-24, second-place/third seed in Eastern Conference, will play the No. 6 Orlando Magic in first round playoff) - On April 25 at Indianapolis, the Pacers lost to Chicago, 92-87. Collison, in his third consecutive game since returning from an injury (previously missed six of seven games with a sore groin), played 20 minutes, with six points (3-7, 0-1, 0-0), three rebounds, four assists and one steal. On April 23 at Indianapolis, the Pacers, locked into the No. 3 playoff spot in the East, defeated Detroit, 103-97. Collison played 30 minutes, with four points (1-8, 0-2, 2-2), three rebounds and four assists.
Collison's Final Regular Season Stats: 60G/56GS (started the first 56 Pacers game), 31.3MIN, 3.1RB, team-leading 4.8AST, 10.3PPG.

Baron Davis, G (13th NBA season, first with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 36-30 second-place/seventh seed in Eastern Conference, will play the No. 2 Miami Heat in first round playoff) - On April 26 at Charlotte, the Knicks, resting their starters (Davis did not play), won their third consecutive game and defeated the Bobcats, 104-84 and secured the Eastern Conference No. 7 seed (it was the Bobcats 23rd consecutive defeat as they finished with an NBA record worst winning percentage, 7-59, .106). On April 25 at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks held onto an 18-point fourth quarter advantage and defeated the LA Clippers (the Clippers played without Chris Paul/groin strain and lost their third consecutive road game), 99-93. Davis started and played 18 minutes, with 12 points (5-10, 2-5, 0-0) and one assist and steal. In late April, Davis missed two games with a stomach virus, but since Jeremy Lin suffered a knee injury and is out six weeks, Davis has started 14 of the last 17 games for the Knicks.
Davis' Final Regular Season Stats: 29G/14GS, 20.5MIN, 1.9RB, 4.7AST, 1.2STL, 6.1PPG.

Jordan Farmar, G (sixth NBA season, second with New Jersey Nets, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 22-44, fifth-place/12th-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 26 at Toronto, the Nets lost their sixth consecutive game, losing to the Raptors, 98-67. On April 23 at Newark, the Nets played their final game in New Jersey, losing to Philadelphia, 105-87. Next season, the Nets will be playing their home games in Brooklyn, NY. Farmar has missed 20 of the last 21 Nets games with a strained right groin.
Farmar's Final Regular Season Stats: 39G/5GS, 21.3MIN, 1.6RB, 3.3AST, 10.4PPG.

Dan Gadzuric, C (10th NBA season recently signed with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 36-30 second-place/seventh seed in Eastern Conference, will play the No. 2 Miami Heat in first round playoff) - On April 26 at Charlotte, the Knicks, resting their starters, won their third consecutive game and defeated the Bobcats, 104-84 and secured the Eastern Conference No. 7 seed (it was the Bobcats 23rd consecutive defeat as they finished with an NBA record worst winning percentage, 7-59, .106). Gadzuric, playing in his second game for the Knicks, played five minutes, with a season-best three rebounds and one steal. On April 25 at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks held onto an 18-point fourth quarter advantage and defeated the LA Clippers (the Clippers played without Chris Paul/groin strain and lost their third consecutive road game), 99-93. Gadzuric, who signed with New York on April 21, appeared in his first game of the season for the Knicks, playing seven minutes, with two rebounds.
Gadzuric's Final Regular Season Stats: 2G, 6.5MIN, 2.5RB.

Jrue Holiday, G (third NBA season with Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 35-31, third-place/eighth seed in Eastern Conference, will play the No. 1 Chicago Bulls in first round playoff) - On April 26 at Detroit, the 76ers, resting some starters (Holiday did not play), lost to the Pistons, 108-86. On April 25 at Milwaukee, the 76ers won their fourth consecutive game and defeated the Bucks, 90-85. Holiday started and played 25 minutes, with six points (3-7, 0-1, 0-0), four rebounds, five assists and a game and season-high tying five steals. On April 23 at Newark, the 76ers secured the final playoff spot (eighth place) in the Eastern Conference, winning their third consecutive game and beating New Jersey in their final home game at Newark, 105-87. Holiday started and played 34 minutes, with a team-high tying 15 points (5-13, 0-2, 5-6/double figures in five of last six games), four rebounds, four assists, a career-high tying two blocked shots and a game-high tying two steals.
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).

Ryan Hollins, C (sixth NBA season, first with Boston Celtics, started the season with Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 39-27, first-place/fourth seed in Eastern Conference, will play the No. 5 Atlanta Hawks in first round playoff) - On April 26 at Boston, the Celtics beat Milwaukee, 87-74. Hollins played 23 minutes, with a Boston season-high nine points (4-6, 0-0, 1-1), Boston season-high tying five rebounds and game-high and career-high tying four blocked shots. On April 24 at Boston, the Celtics, Atlantic Div. champions, took advantage of Miami's season-high 25 turnovers and defeated the Heat, 78-66. Both teams rested their star players and Hollins got his first Celtics start of the season, playing 24 minutes, but did not have any points or rebounds.
Hollins' Final Regular Season Stats (Celtics): 15G/1GS, 10.7MIN, 1.7RB, 2.8 PPG/(Total, includes Cleveland stats): 39G/8GS, 13.4MIN, 2.1RB, 3.4PPG.

Malcolm Lee, G (first NBA season, second round draft selection by Chicago Bulls, traded to Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 26-40, fifth-place/12th-place in Western Conference) - On April 26 at Minneapolis, the Timberwolves lost to Denver, 131-102 (the Timberwolves lost 13 of their last 14 games). Lee played 20 minutes, with two points (1-6, 0-1, 0-0) and two rebounds and assists.
Lee's Final Regular Season Stats: 19G, 12.8MIN, 1.4RB, 1.6AST, 3.3PPG.

Kevin Love, G (fourth NBA season with Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 26-40, fifth-place/12th place in Western Conference) - On April 26 at Minneapolis, the Timberwolves lost to Denver, 131-102 (the Timberwolves lost 13 of their last 14 games). Love missed the Timberwolves' last seven games, after suffering a concussion/neck strain on April 11 when Minnesota lost at Denver, 113-107.
Love's Final Regular Season Stats: 55G/55GS (most team starts), team-leading 39.0MIN, team-leading 13.3REB, 2.0AST, team-leading 26.0PPG.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, F (fourth NBA season with Milwaukee Bucks, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 31-35, third-place/ninth-place in Eastern Conference) - On April 26 at Boston, the Bucks were beaten for the second consecutive game, 87-74. On April 25 at Milwaukee, the Bucks lost to Philadelphia, 90-85. On April 23 at Milwaukee, the Bucks defeated Toronto, 92-86. Before the game ended, the Bucks knew they had been eliminated from the playoffs when Philadelphia won at New Jersey. Mbah a Moute missed the Bucks final three games with right knee tendonitis.
Mbah a Moute's Final Regular 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., 47-19, first-place/second seed in Western Conference, will play the No. 7 seed NBA defending champions Dallas Mavericks in first round playoff) - On April 25 at Oklahoma City, the Thunder, ending the regular season with losses in two of their last three games, were beaten by Denver, 106-101. Westbrook started and played 34 minutes, with 30 points (10-20, 1-3, 9-10/scored 30 or more points on 16 occasions), team-high tying six rebounds, game-high nine assists, career and game-high tying four blocked shots and game-high three steals. On April 24 at Oklahoma City, second in the Western Conference and Northwest Div. champions, defeated Sacramento, 118-110. Westbrook started and played 27 minutes, with 13 points (4-13, 0-2, 5-6/since his streak of 57 consecutive games in double scoring figures was snapped on April 16, Westbrook has scored in double figures four consecutive games), eight rebounds, team-high six assists, season-high tying two blocked shots and team-high tying two steals.
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).

News Update

On April 24, the Golden State Warriors promoted Bob Myers to General Manager. Myers, 37, joined the Warriors on April 14, 2011 as Assistant General Manager/Vice President of Basketball Operations following a highly-successful 14-year stint as a representative to numerous NBA players. During the last year with Golden State, Myers has worked closely on all Basketball Operations matters, including contract negotiations, talent evaluation, roster management, scouting and CBA compliance. As General Manager, Myers will oversee the entire Basketball Operations Department on a day-to-day basis.

A Bay Area native who attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA, Myers graduated from UCLA in 1998 with a degree in Business/Economics and later earned his Law Degree from Loyola Law School. As a member of the UCLA men's basketball team, Myers was a four-year letterman (1994-97). During his sophomore year in 1995, the Bruins won the NCAA Championship and in his senior year in 1997, UCLA advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.


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