San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Longhorns in the NBA: Through Feb. 9

Posted February 10th, 2017


They weren’t at the 40 Acres for long, but before they jumped to the NBA they hooped it up at Club Erwin on a regular basis. Every week we’ll take a look at how these Longhorns in the NBA fared in the previous week.

Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant had his worst day with the Warriors in Saturday’s 109-106 loss to the Kings. He scored just 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting, including 0 for 6 from beyond the arc. He did manage nine rebounds and five blocks in the contest. After that game he bounced back with 22 points, 10 boards and seven assists in the 123-92 win over the Bulls. He shot 56 percent from the floor.

LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio—Aldridge scored 12 points to go along with three blocks in a 121-97 win over the nuggets on Saturday. Two days later the Spurs fell to the Grizzlies 89-74 despite a double-double by Aldridge. He had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the game. He notched his second double-double in a row when the Spurs defeated Philadelphia on Wednesday. He scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Aldridge is averaging just 13.3 points per game in the month of Feb., down from 19 in January.

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 118-111. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 118-111. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Myles Turner, C, Indiana—Turner had scored in double digits in 13 straight games heading into Friday. He had 11 points and three blocks in last Friday’s win over the Nets. He had 13 points and six rebounds in the 105-84 win over the Pistons on Saturday. After scoring 10 points in the 93-90 win over the Thunder on Monday he contributed 16 points and seven boards in Wednesday’s loss to Cleveland. He’s had at least one block in 46 of his 52 games played.

Avery Bradley, PG, Boston—Bradley hasn’t played since Jan. 16th. He’s missed 12  straight games due to soreness in his Achilles. It’s not certain when he’ll return. He’s averaging 17.7 points per game and 6.9 rebounds.

Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland—Thompson had 12 points and five rebounds in the 111-104 win over the Knicks on Saturday. He followed that up with a double-double in the 140-135 win over the Wizards on Monday. He scored 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the win. He recorded 10 rebounds in the win over the Pacers on Wednesday before scoring 10 in a loss to the Thunder Thursday.

D.J. Augustin, PG, Orlando—Augustin and the Magic have enjoyed just one win in the last seven days. He had just three points and two assists in that 102-94 win over the Raptors. He best game was against the Rockets in which he scored 11 points and assisted on three buckets. The Magic lost 128-104, however. On Thursday he had nine points and three assists in the close loss to the 76ers.

Cory Joseph, G, Toronto—The Raptors experimented with their rotation a bit this past week and Joseph suffered for it, though he took a professional approach. He played just seven minutes in last Friday’s loss to Orlando before sitting the entire game Sunday against the Nets. He made an impact in Monday’s 118-109 win over the Clippers, however. He played 20 minutes and scored 12 points to go with four rebounds and two assists. He followed that up with a four-point, five-rebound performance against the Timberwolves in a loss. He played 22 minutes in the game.

P.J. Tucker, SF, Phoenix—Last Friday the Suns ended a five-game losing streak with a 105-103 win over the Kings. Tucker had eight points and five rebounds. He followed that up with 13 points against the Bucks. The Suns lost that game and then the next two in a row entering Friday. He scored six points in the 111-106 loss to the Pelicans. He had six points and 10 rebounds in the 110-91 loss to the Grizzlies.

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