FOUR BITS: Noah, Beal, Calathes, Parsons

By Adam Silverstein
February 12, 2014

1 » Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah on Tuesday registered the fourth triple-double of his career, scoring 19 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing 11 assists in 41 minutes to lead his team to a 100-85 win over Atlanta. Noah, who also registered three blocks and made a highlight behind-the-back pass on the evening, recently received his second-straight NBA All-Star nod. He has posted double-doubles (or better) in three of his last four games and is currently averaging 11.8 points along with career-highs of 11.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

2 » Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal went nuts Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 37 points and hitting 5-of-7 threes. Beal scored more than twice as many points as anyone else in the entire game but ultimately saw his team fall 92-89 to Memphis. In only his second NBA season, Beal is averaging 17.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, but he’s also shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc and hitting 80.9 percent of his free throws. He will compete in the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge (formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore Game) for the second-straight year.

3 » Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons and Minnesota Timberwolves F Corey Brewer recently filmed a fun video – “RelativityAvengerables” – with their agency, Relatively Sports. readers are getting a first look at the two former Gators acting like superheroes in this spoof.

4 » 25-year-old NBA rookie point guard Nick Calathes has started every game for the Memphis Grizzles in the month of February (due to team injuries) and has made the most of his court time. Calathes on Tuesday played arguably the best game of his young career, scoring 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, snagging a career-high seven rebounds, dishing six assists and swiping two steals. Calathes has scored 16 or more points in five of his six starts and has registered at least five dimes in four of those games.

Extra BIT » Tuesday night seemed to be a great day on the court for everyone with ties to Florida – past and present – with the good fortune continuing late into the evening all the way out in Laramie, WY. That is where the Wyoming Cowboys, led by former Gators assistant coach Larry Shyatt pulled off a 68-62 upset victory over No. 5 San Diego State. Shyatt, who was forced to miss two games recently due to a viral infection, has been coaching at Wyoming since 2011 and is on the verge of his third-straight 20-win season. He worked at Florida under head coach Billy Donovan from 2004-11 and is often credited with improving Donovan’s knowledge of defensive principles on the court.

One Comment

  1. HeadOfficial says:

    The ‪”‎RelativityAvengerables‬” video is really corny and cheesy but everytime one of the NBA players got their “super name” I found I was chuckling. By the end of the clip, I found myself laughing!

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