'Hawks in the NBA

Marcus Morris recalled from D-League; Cole Aldrich replaces Nick Collison for a night

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/21/230372/ **Marcus Morris** is back in the NBA and with the Houston Rockets after a stint with the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers. That’s the good news for the rookie, who averaged 22.8 points and 9.1 rebounds in 10 full games with the Vipers. But a return to the big ...

Saturday/Sunday recap, Marcus Morris puts up 31 and 16 in D-League, plus overseas updates

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/20/230345/ - **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) didn’t exactly bust out of [his slump][1], but he was a bit more efficient in scoring 18 points on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. Unfortunately for Pierce and the Celtics, the Pistons won, 96-81, and Boston suffered its fifth loss in six games. Pierce ...

Thursday/Friday recap: Markieff Morris impresses on national TV; Cole Aldrich sees significant minutes

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/18/230283/ - **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) put on a nice show on national television, scoring 14 points with a handful of other stats in a 111-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Markieff hit 6 of 13 shots (2 of 5 threes) and had four rebounds, two assists, three steals ...

Mario Chalmers makes All-Star Three-Point Contest; Brandon Rush snubbed

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/16/230153/ The NBA announced Wednesday that one more Jayhawk will join **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) and **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) in Orlando for 2012 All-Star Weekend festivities. It could have been *two* more. **Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) was selected as one of the six players in [the All-Star Three-Point Contest][1]. ...

Monday/Tuesday recap: Josh Selby goes for 26 in D-League debut; Markieff Morris shines in Suns loss

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/15/230117/ It’s likely been a frustrating few weeks for the Memphis Grizzlies’ **Josh Selby**. The wunderkind from KU, who fell deep in the second round on draft day, had also recently fallen out of the Grizzlies’ rotation. Selby averaged 2.9 points and 1.4 assists in 10.3 minutes in 18 NBA ...

Saturday/Sunday recap: Markieff Morris sets career-high in points; Paul Pierce plays some 'D'

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/13/229981/ - **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) didn’t have an [All-Star-caliber][1] Sunday (9 points, one rebound, two assists in 36 minutes), but his teammates (Rajon Rondo: 32-10-15 triple-double) picked up the slack and the Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-91. Pierce did not attempt a free throw for the first time ...

Thursday/Friday recap: Paul Pierce an All-Star again; checking in on other KU pros

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/11/229897/ - A night after falling in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers, **Paul Pierce** and the Boston Celtics didn’t fare much better in an 86-74 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Pierce, a newly named Eastern Conference All-Star (see below), scored just 12 points in 35 minutes on Friday, hitting ...

Wednesday recap: Drew Gooden double-doubles; Markieff Morris to play at All-Star Weekend

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/9/229758/ - **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) filled up another stat line on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. Gooden had 20 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes. He made 7 of 15 shots, 6 of 8 free throws and had six turnovers as ...

Tuesday recap: Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird in Boston Celtics' record books

Nick Gerik

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/feb/8/229669/ - **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) only hit a third of his 18 shots on Tuesday night, but it was enough to put him past Celtics legend Larry Bird as the franchise’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer. Pierce, who drained a three-pointer in the third quarter to push past Bird, ...

Sunday/Monday recap: Markieff Morris' block party; Xavier Henry's eight points in two minutes

Nick Gerik

- **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) got back on track against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night as he hit 3 of 5 shots (including a three) for seven points. The efficient shooting was a bit of a slump-buster for the rookie, who had hit just 16 of 53 shots (30 ...

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