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Bruins in the NBA - Week Four
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  01/23/2012

Jan. 23, 2012

UCLA basketball has 14 players currently in the NBA. Each week, uclabruins.com will update these players' progress during the NBA season. Games highlighted are from Jan. 16-22.

Arron Afflalo (fifth NBA season, third with Denver Nuggets, Western Conference/NW Div., 12-5, second place)
Jan. 17 - Denver 105, at Milwaukee 95 (Nuggets begin five-game road trip)
Started, played 36 minutes, with 11 points (4-11FG, 3-4 3PTFG, 0-0FT), 2 RB, 2 AST, 2 BLK
Jan. 18 - Denver 108, at Philadelphia 104 (OT) (Nuggets give 76ers first home loss of the season)
Started, played 43 minutes, with 14 points (5-11, 1-4, 3-4), 6 RB, 1 AST
Jan. 13 - at Denver 117, Miami 104
Started, played 20 minutes, with 8 points (3-8, 2-3, 0-0), 2 RB, 3 AST, 1 BLK, 1 STL
Jan. 20 - Denver 108, at Washington 104
Started, played 33 minutes with 13 points (5-11, 1-2, 2-5), 2 RB, 3 AST, 1 STL
Jan. 21 - Denver 119, at New York 114 (2OT) (Nuggets' fourth consecutive victory)
DNP- groin injury
Afflalo Season Stats: 16G/16GS, 30.7MIN, 3.0RB, 1.6AST, 12.1PPG

Trevor Ariza (eighth NBA season, second with New Orleans, Western Conference/SW Div., 3-13, fifth place)
Jan. 16 - Portland 84, at New Orleans 77
DNP- groin strain
Jan. 18 - Memphis 93, at New Orleans 87
Started, played 39 minutes, with 18 points (7-13FG, 0-23PTFG, 4-6FT), 5 RB, 7 AST, 1BLK, game-high 4 STL (Ariza's first start and game since Jan. 2 - had missed the last eight games with a groin strain).
Jan. 19 - at Houston 90, New Orleans 86 (OT)
Started, played 45 minutes, with 10 points (3-9, 1-2, 3-4), 5 RB, 3 AST, 1 STL
Jan. 21 - Dallas 83, at New Orleans 81 (Hornets lose seventh in a row)
Started, played 37 minutes, with 12 points (5-15, 1-3, 1-3), 6 RB, 2 AST, 1 BLK, 2 STL
Ariza Season Stats: 8G/8GS, 35.0MIN, 5.4RB, 2.8AST, 1.6STL, 11.1PPG

Matt Barnes (ninth NBA season, second with Los Angeles Lakers, Western Conference/Pacific Div., 10-8, second-place)
Jan. 16 - at LA Lakers 73, Dallas 70
Started, played 26 minutes, with 9 points (1-5FG, 0-2 3PTFG, 7-8FT), 5 RB, 3 AST, 1 BLK
Jan. 19 - at Miami 98, LA Lakers 87
Started, played 22 minutes, with 3 points (1-6, 0-1, 1-2), 4 RB, team-high tying 2BLK, 2 STL
Jan. 20 - at Orlando 92, LA Lakers 80 (Lakers 1-6 on the road, shot 38.2FG%)
Started, played 20 minutes, with 3 points (1-4, 0-2, 1-2), 5 RB, 2 AST, 1 BLK
Jan. 22 - Indiana 98, at LA Lakers 96 (Lakers lose third consecutive game, have failed to score 100 points in 11 straight games)
Started, played 25 minutes, with 14 points (3-8, 0-2, 8-10), 5 RB, 2 STL
Barnes Season Stats: 16G/14GS, 24.0MIN, 5.1RB, 1.9AST, 8.1PPG

Darren Collison (third NBA season, second with Indiana, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 11-4, second-place)
Jan. 18 - at Sacramento 92, Indiana 88 (Kings outscore Pacers 26-8 in fourth quarter)
Started, played 36 minutes, with a team-high tying 16 points (6-12FG, 1-1 3PTFG, 3-3FT), 6 RB, 3 AST. After 13 games, Collison was the NBA's No. 7 3-PT FG shooter (.481, 13-27)
Jan. 20 - Indiana 94, at Golden State 91
Started, played 38 minutes, with 6 points (1-12, 1-3, 3-3), 4 RB, game-high 9 AST, game-high tying 2 STL
Jan. 22 - Indiana 98, at LA Lakers 96
Started, played 38 minutes, with 12 points (4-8, 1-2, 3-3), 4 RB, team-high 7 AST
Collison Season Stats: 15G/15GS, 34.0MPG, 3.4RB, 5.5AST, 11.1PPG

Baron Davis (13th NBA season, first with New York Knicks, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 6-10 third-place)
Davis has not played in a game this season and is sidelined indefinitely with a bulging back disc

Jordan Farmar (sixth NBA season, second with New Jersey Nets, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 5-12, fourth-place)
Jan. 16 - at LA Clippers 101, New Jersey 91
Played 29 minutes, with 6 points (2-11FG, 0-4 3PTFG, 2-2FG), 7 RB, team-high 7 AST, 2 STL
Jan. 18 - at New Jersey 107, Golden State 100 (Nets win first home game)
Played 20 minutes, with 5 points (2-3FG, 1-1 3PTFG, 0-0FT), 2 RB, 4 AST
Jan. 21 - Oklahoma City 84, at New Jersey 74
Played 19 minutes, with 13 points (4-10, 1-4, 4-4), 3 AST, 1 STL
Jan. 22 - at New Jersey 97, Charlotte 87
Played 22 minutes, with 13 points (4-7, 1-2, 4-4), 2 RB, 4 AST
Farmar Season Stats: 15G, 18.1MIN, 1.7RB, 3.1AST, 8.7PPG

Jrue Holiday (third NBA season, third with Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference/Atlantic Div., 11-5, 1st place)
Jan. 16 - at Philadelphia 94, Milwaukee 82
Started, played 42 minutes, with a game-high 24 points (11-17FG, 2-4 3PTFG, 0-0FT), 3 RB, 5 AST, game-high 5 STL
Jan. 18 - Denver 108, at Philadelphia 104(OT) (76ers first home loss)
Started, played 40 minutes, with 13 points (5-15, 1-3, 2-2), 3 RB, 4 AST
Jan. 20 - at Philadelphia 90, Atlanta 76 (76ers win for the ninth time in 11 games)
Started, played 36 minutes with 16 points (6-16, 0-1, 4-4), 6 RB, game-high 11 AST, team-high 3 STL
Jan. 21 - at Miami 113, Philadelphia 92
Started, played 31 minutes, with 10 points (4-12, 2-4, 0-0), 2 RB, team-high tying 4 AST
Holiday Season Stats: 16G/16GS, 35.6MIN, 3.2RB, 4.8AST, 1.7ST, 14.6PPG

Ryan Hollins (sixth NBA season, second with Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 6-9, fourth-place)
Jan. 16 - Cleveland 102, at Charlotte 94 (Cavaliers score game's final nine points)
DNP
Jan. 17 - Golden State 105, at Cleveland 95 (Cavaliers were coming off a seven-game road trip)
DNP
Jan. 20 - Chicago 114, at Cleveland 75
Played 4 minutes, with 1 point (0-0FG, 0-0 3PTFG, 1-2FT), 1 RB (had not played in last six games, first appearance since Jan. 6)
Jan. 21 - at Atlanta 121, Cleveland 94
DNP
Hollins Season Stats: 5G, 10.8MIN, 1.8RB, 1.8PPG

Jason Kapono (ninth NBA season, first with the Los Angeles Lakers, Western Conference/Pacific Div., 10-8, second-place)
Jan. 16 - at LA Lakers 73, Dallas 70
Played 15 minutes, with 2 points (1-3FG, 0-2 3PTFG, 0-0FT), 1 RB, 1 AST
Jan. 19 - at Miami 98, LA Lakers 87
Played 10 minutes, with 2 points (1-3, 0-2, 0-0), 1 AST
Jan. 20 - at Orlando 92, LA Lakers 80
Played 19 minutes, with 3 points (1-3, 1-2, 0-0), 1 RB
Jan. 22 - Indiana 98, at LA Lakers 96
Played 4 minutes, with 0 points (0-1, 0-1, 0-0), 1 RB
Kapono Season Stats: 13G, 12.3MIN, 2.8PPG

Malcolm Lee (first NBA season, second round draft selection by Chicago Bulls, traded to Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 7-9, fifth-place)
Lee is sidelined indefinitely with a torn meniscus (left knee)

Kevin Love (fourth NBA season with Minnesota Timberwolves, Western Conference/NW Div., 7-9, fifth-place)
Jan. 16 - at Minnesota 99, Sacramento 86
Started, played 41 minutes, with a game-high 33 points (11-21FG, 2-7 3PTFG, 9-11FT) and 11 RB, 3 AST, 2 STL
Jan. 18 - at Minnesota 93, Detroit 85 (Timberwolves overcame 16-point second quarter deficit)
Started, played 42 minutes, with a team-high 20 points (7-20, 1-4, 5-6), a game-high 17 RB, 1 AST, 1 STL
Jan. 20 - Minnesota 101, at LA Clippers 98 (Timberwolves third consecutive victory, overcome Clippers 15-point lead)
Started, played 36 minutes, with 17 points (5-16, 2-3, 5-6), game-high 14 rebounds (15th consecutive double-double), 3 AST, 1 STL. Love's 3-PT basket at buzzer wins it for Minnesota. After 15 games, Love was the NBA's No. 5 scorer (24.7ppg) and No. 2 rebounder (14.5rpg)
Jan. 21 - at Utah 108, Minnesota 98
Started, played 34 minutes, with 15 points (5-21, 1-7, 4-7), team-high tying 8 RB (snaps consecutive double-doubles at 15 games)
Love Season Stats: 16G/16GS, 39.3MIN, 14.1RB, 1.8AST, 1.0STL, 24.1PPG

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (fourth NBA season with Milwaukee Bucks, Eastern Conference/Central Div., 6-9, third-place tie)
Jan. 16 - at Philadelphia 94, Milwaukee 82
DNP-right knee tendonitis
Jan. 18 - Denver 105, at Milwaukee 95
DNP - was cleared to play after missing 10 of the first 12 games with right knee tendonitis, but did not see action
Jan. 20 - Milwaukee 100, at New York 86 (Bucks win on the road first time this season)
Played 24 minutes with 6 points (2-6FG, 0-0 3PTFG, 2-2), 7 RB, team-high tying 2 STL (first game since Jan. 3, missed 10 of the first 12 games with right knee tendonitis)
Jan. 22 - Milwaukee 91, at Miami 82
Played 27 minutes, with 4 points (1-1, 0-0, 2-2), 5 RB, 2 BLK
Mbah a Moute Season Stats: 4G, 21.5MIN, 5.0RB, 1.0BLK, 4.5PPG

Earl Watson (11th NBA season, second with the Utah Jazz, Western Conference/NW Div., 10-5, third-place)
Jan. 17 - at Utah 108, LA Clippers 79
Played 17 minutes, with 3 points (1-1FG, 0-0 3PTFG, 1-2FT), 4RB, 3 AST, 2 BK, 2ST
Jan. 19 - Dallas 94, at Utah 91
Played 24 minutes, with 5 points (2-4, 0-0, 1-1), 2 RB, team-high 7 AST, 1 STL
Jan. 21 - at Utah 108, Minnesota 98
Played 27 minutes, with 10 points (3-4, 1-2, 3-5), 4 RB, team-high 7 assists
Watson Season Stats: 15G, 21.1MIN, 2.3RB, 4.9AST, 4.1PPG

Russell Westbrook (fourth NBA season with Oklahoma City Thunder, Western Conference/NW Div., 13-3, first-place). On Jan. 19, Oklahoma City signed Westbrook, who would have been a restricted free agent at the end of this season, to a multi-year contract extension. Yahoo Sports reported the contract was worth $80 million dollars over five years.
Jan. 16 - Oklahoma City 97, at Boston 88
Started, played 39 minutes, with 26 points (9-18FG, 3-4 3PTFG, 5-6FT), team-high tying 7 RB and 4AST, 3ST (made two 3-pointers in the game's final 91 seconds).
Jan. 18 - at Washington 105, Oklahoma City 102 (Thunder's winning streak ends at 7 games)
Started, played 38 minutes with a game and season-high 36 points (14-26, 0-2, 8-9), 5 RB, team-high 7 AST, 1 STL. After 15 games, Westbrook was the NBA's No. 9 scorer (20.5 ppg)
Jan. 21 - Oklahoma City 84, at New Jersey 74
Started, played 35 minutes, with a game-high 21 points (9-21, 1-3, 2-4), 3 RB, game-high tying 6 assists, 1 BLK, game-high tying 2 STL
Westbrook Season Stats: 16G/16GS, 33.4MIN, 4.9RB, 5.6AST, 1.7STL, 20.6PPG

Note: Los Angeles Times reporter Diane Pucin wrote an article about 11 NBA players who spent at least a year under Bruin coach Ben Howland. The players, including Darren Collison (Indiana Pacers), Arron Afflalo (Denver Nuggets), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Milwaukee Bucks) and Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), comment about the positive coaching and life influences they received during their time as a Bruin with Coach Howland. Click here to read the story.


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