Gators in the 2014 NBA Playoffs: First Round

The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs concluded on Sunday with only three of the 10 former Florida Gators in the postseason seeing their teams advance to the conference semifinals.

Former Gators were represented on eight of the 16 playoff teams with eight total players active (five starters, three reserves). Three of those five starters have been eliminated.

OnlyGators.com has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what these Florida players accomplished in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

* Players names highlighted in orange have advanced to the second round.

STARTERS (5)
C JOAKIM NOAH, Chicago Bulls: GP/GS (5/5), MIN (42.0), PPG (10.4), RPG (12.8), APG (4.6), SPG (1.0), BPG (1.4), TPG (3.8), FPG (3.8)
» Shooting: FG% (.512), 3P% (.000), FT% (.588)
» Highlights: Noah posted three double-doubles in five games led by a commanding 20 points and 12 boards in a two-point Game 2 home loss. He dealt with heavy defensive pressure throughout the series but nevertheless combined for 33 rebounds in the final two games of the series.
» Playoffs: The No. 4-seed Bulls fell in five games to the No. 5 Washington Wizards and were eliminated from postseason action.

F/C DAVID LEE, Golden State Warriors: GP/GS (7/7), MIN (31.1), PPG (13.9), RPG (9.1), APG (2.6), SPG (0.6), BPG (0.0), TPG (2.4), FPG (4.0), A/TO (1.1)
» Shooting: FG% (.532), 3P% (.000), FT% (.789)
» Highlights: Lee posted three double-doubles in the series though only one came in a victory as he put up 20 points and 13 rebounds in a series-opening road win. He went off for 18 points and 10 boards in Game 5 and saw lucky number 13 pop up in both points and boards as his team was knocked out of the playoffs in Game 7.
» Playoffs: The No. 6-seed Warriors lost in seven games to the No. 3-seed Los Angeles Clippers and were eliminated from postseason action.

F CHANDLER PARSONS, Houston Rockets: GP/GS (6/6), MIN (41.5), PPG (19.3), RPG (6.8), APG (2.3), SPG (0.7), BPG (0.3), TPG (0.8), FPG (3.2)
» Shooting: FG% (.438), 3P% (.361), FT% (.733)
» Highlights: Parsons scored in double figures in all six games and posted a double-double in the Game 6 finale but was most impressive in Game 4 when he scored 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting, drained 4-of-6 threes and hauled in eight rebounds in a 123-120 overtime loss. He nearly helped Houston stave off elimination in Game 6 with a last-second shot but saw a buzzer-beater negate his last-ditch efforts.
» Playoffs: The No. 4-seed Rockets lost in six games to the No. 5-seed Portland Trailblazers and were eliminated from postseason action.


G BRADLEY BEAL, Washington Wizards: GP/GS (5/5), MIN (41.2), PPG (19.8), RPG (4.6), APG (4.2), SPG (1.0), BPG (0.6), TPG (1.6), FPG (3.2)
» Shooting: FG% (.440), 3P% (.455), FT% (.885)
» Highlights: Beal scored 17 or more points in four of five games but beasted early in the series to combine for 51 points in Games 2 and 3, when he was Washington’s leading scorer in consecutive contests. His numbers were all up from the regular season.
» Playoffs: The No. 5-seed Wizards defeated the No. 4-seed Chicago Bulls in five games and advanced to take on the No. 1-seed Indiana Pacers beginning on Monday.

PF UDONIS HASLEM, Miami Heat: GP/GS (4/4), MIN (16.0), PPG (2.0), RPG (4.0), APG (0.5), SPG (0.3), BPG (0.5), TPG (0.3), FPG (2.5)
» Shooting: FG% (.250), 3P% (.000), FT% (1.000)
» Playoffs: The No. 2-seed Heat defeated the No. 7-seed Charlotte Bobcats in four games and advanced to take on the No. 6-seed Brooklyn Nets beginning on Tuesday.

RESERVES (3)
G/F MIKE MILLER, Memphis Grizzlies: GP/GS (7/1), MIN (24.9), PPG (7.3), RPG (3.7), APG (1.3), SPG (0.9), BPG (0.0), TPG (0.7), FPG (2.3)
» Shooting: FG% (.357), 3P% (.483), FT% (.778)
» Highlights: Miller dominated Game 5 (a 100-99 victory) for Memphis, scoring a team-high 21 points in 31 minutes. He hit 5-of-8 threes and all four of his free throws, grabbing six boards, dishing three assists and swiping three steals in the process.
» Playoffs: The No. 7-seed Grizzlies lost in seven games to the No. 2-seed Oklahoma City Thunder and were eliminated from postseason action.

C MARREESE SPEIGHTS, Golden State Warriors: GP/GS (7/0), MIN (9.7), PPG (6.3), RPG (3.1), APG (0.4), SPG (0.3), BPG (0.6), TPG (0.3), FPG (1.7)
» Shooting: FG% (.528), 3P% (.000), FT% (.500)
» Highlights: Speights came off the bench to replace Lee, who was in foul trouble early and eventually fouled out of the game. In just 12 minutes, he scored 12 points, grabbed six boards and hit four of his five free throws.
» Playoffs: The No. 6-seed Warriors lost in seven games to the No. 3-seed Los Angeles Clippers and were eliminated from postseason action.

F MATT BONNER, San Antonio Spurs: GP/GS (7/0), MIN (4.3), PPG (0.9), RPG (0.0), APG (0.1), SPG (0.0), BPG (0.0), TPG (0.1), FPG (0.4)
» Shooting: FG% (1.000), 3P% (.000), FT% (.000)
» Highlights: Bonner scored four points in six minutes in a 21-point loss on April 23.
» Notes: Bonner played eight fewer minutes per game compared to his season average.
» Playoffs: The No. 1-seed Spurs defeated the No. 8-seed Dallas Mavericks in seven games and advanced to take on the No. 5-seed Portland Trailblazers beginning on Tuesday.

DID NOT PLAY (2)
C AL HORFORD, Atlanta Hawks: Did not play – injury
» Notes: Horford was ruled out for the season with a torn pectoral before the start of the new year. It was the second time in the last three seasons he has torn his pectoral muscle, though he did return for limited playoff minutes in 2011-12.
» Playoffs: The No. 8-seed Hawks lost in seven games to the No. 1 Indiana Pacers and were eliminated from postseason action.

PG NICK CALATHES*, Memphis Grizzlies: Did not play – NBA suspension
» Playoffs: The No. 7-seed Grizzlies lost in seven games to the No. 2-seed Oklahoma City Thunder and were eliminated from postseason action.

* Rookie

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