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Mario Chalmers falls back to earth; Marcus Morris scores 30+ again in D-League

Nick Gerik

For all the hype that surrounded Miami Heat guard **Mario Chalmers**’ 29-point, eight-assist, seven-rebound explosion on Thursday, Chalmers didn’t do much for an encore on Saturday, even as Heat guard Dwyane Wade sat out again. Instead, Chalmers struggled with foul trouble after returning from an early shoulder injury and finished ...

Markieff Morris continues hot start; Marcus puts up 33-16-5 in NBADL debut

Nick Gerik

**Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) had his third double-figure scoring game of the season as he put up 13 points with nine rebounds and three three-pointers against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday. Markieff also added an assist and a block in 31 minutes as the Suns won, 102-77 ([full stats here][1]). ...

Mario Chalmers unleashes monster performance in 3OT victory

Nick Gerik

> **Mario Chalmers** pulled a LeBron tonight That’s what [one tweet][1] said following Chalmers’ 29-point, eight-assist, seven-rebound, three-steal, one-block explosion on Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Chalmers’ best statistical game of the year — and possibly his four-year NBA career — came as superstar Miami Heat teammates Dwyane Wade ...

Short Wednesday recap: Xavier Henry traded; Pierce, Chalmers play well

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/jan/5/227694/ Wednesday’s biggest ‘Hawks in the NBA news involved a former KU player who hasn’t played in an NBA game since Feb. 22, 2011: **Xavier Henry**, the Memphis Grizzlies’ 2010 draft pick who [played only 38 games in his rookie season because of injuries][1], was traded from the Grizzlies to ...

Drew Gooden steps up for 24-point, 12-rebound night

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/jan/4/227610/ Anyone brave enough to watch Tuesday night’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Milwaukee Bucks was treated to some vintage **Drew Gooden**. Bucks center Andrew Bogut left the team for “personal matters” before the game, and Gooden stepped up, started and exploded for 24 points and 12 rebounds ...

A tale of two twins: Season-best for Markieff Morris; Marcus to the D-League

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/jan/3/227559/ **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) might be good at this basketball thing. Markieff had his most complete game as a member of the Suns on Monday against the Golden State Warriors. He scored 16 points with nine rebounds, two assists, only three fouls and no turnovers in 32 minutes ([full ...

Mario Chalmers sparks Miami Heat to early lead in blowout

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/jan/2/227534/ Happy New Year, **Mario Chalmers**. Chalmers and the Miami Heat scorched the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday. Chalmers scored 11 points and sank three three-pointers in the first quarter of a 39-point victory. Chalmers played exactly 28 minutes in the first three quarters and sat the rest of the way, ...

Markieff Morris heats up, scores 15 in OKC

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/jan/1/227516/ Three former Jayhawks sent 2011 out in style on Saturday in Oklahoma City. **Nick Collison**, **Cole Aldrich** and **Markieff Morris** all played minutes as Collison and Aldrich’s Oklahoma City Thunder took on Markieff’s Phoenix Suns. Markieff led the trio — and his team — with 15 points (5-8 shooting, ...

Josh Selby gets his chance; Paul Pierce returns

Nick Gerik

**Josh Selby** (Memphis Grizzlies) made the most of his opportunity on Friday night against the Houston Rockets. Starting point guard Mike Conley was out with an ankle injury and backup point guard Jeremy Pargo picked up two fouls four minutes into the first quarter. [And then it was Showtime][1]. Selby ...

Collison defends Dirk; Ostertag gets back in the game

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2011/dec/30/227422/ **Nick Collison** (Oklahoma City Thunder) had one of his better statistical games of the season on Thursday. Collison scored eight points on perfect 4 for 4 shooting in 22 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks. Collison also added three rebounds ([full stats here][1]). Before the game on Thursday, NBA.com’s Charley ...

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