Nov. 12, 2015
THE FLATS – Chris Bosh put together a monster week for the Miami Heat. Bosh averaged 22.5 points per game while leading the Heat to three victories in four games. Meanwhile Brooklyn Nets, Jarrett Jack and Thaddeus Young, picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Houston Rockets on the road last night. Off the court, Iman Shumpert had arguably the biggest week of all #ProJackets by getting engaged to R&B Singer Teyana Taylor.
Chris Bosh – Miami’s leading scorer, Chris Bosh, has nearly averaged a double-double (18.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg) through the season’s first eight games. Bosh ramped up his pace this past week averaging 22.5 points including a season-high 30 points in Tuesday’s win over the Lakers. Bosh will go toe to toe with fellow #ProJacket Derrick Favors in tonight’s Jazz-Heat tilt in south Florida.
Derrick Favors – Amidst battling flu-like symptoms, Favors has continued his strong play for the Jazz to the tune of 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. The power forward has reached double figures and led his squad in rebounding in back-to-back games. Favors also leads the team in steals with 2.3 per contest. Utah returns to action tonight in Miami at 7:30pm.
Jarrett Jack – The Brooklyn Nets finally picked up their first victory of the season last night in Houston with Jack tallying seven points and six assists. The 10-year veteran has averaged 10.9 points and 6.4 assists per game through eight games thus far. Jack had arguably his best game of the year against the Lakers last Friday when he scored 18 points and delivered 12 assists. Brooklyn faces Sacramento tomorrow night at 10pm.
Anthony Morrow – Morrow’s minutes have continued to shrink over the past week for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morrow played just five minutes in a loss to Chicago and did not see the floor in the Thunder’s win over Phoenix. Head Coach Billy Donavan attributed to Morrow’s lack of playing time to poor matchups and expects him to help the Thunder in the future. In Tuesday night’s rout of Washington, Morrow matched his November-high 16 minutes and added two points. Oklahoma City faces the winless 76ers on Friday night at home.
Iman Shumpert – Iman Shumpert may still be sidelined with a wrist injury through Christmas, but he has made plenty of news off the court. In addition to dropping a Cleveland Cavaliers rap anthem, Shumpert got engaged to R&B singer Teyana Taylor this past weekend. Cleveland.com posted photos on its website a couple of days ago. And if releasing a rap song and getting engaged weren’t enough, Shumpert recently disclosed his dietary habits as an NBA player with USA Today’s For The Win.
Thaddeus Young – Brooklyn’s Thaddeus Young continues to produce for the Nets despite a woeful 1-7 start. Young has scored in double figures in six straight games including his best performance to date against Milwaukee (18 points, 13 rebounds). Young operated efficiently in last night’s win over Houston shooting 5-of-8 from the field with 13 points in a season-low 22 minutes. The Nets continue their west coast road swing tomorrow night in Sacramento.
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