Dec 2, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (34) reacts to his missed three point attempt at the end of the third overtime of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the United Center. The Pelicans won 131-126. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Duke in the NBA Recap: Rivers returns to rotation, Dunleavy launches hail mary


Last night in Duke in the NBA action, we had two former Blue Devils go up against one another and another two combine for a pretty sexy full-court pass (don’t worry, I have a gif). Let’s get to it.


Josh McRoberts was rather nifty during the Charlotte Bobcats’ 92-83 loss to the Orlando Magic, collecting 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 11 points (5-7 FG) in 33 minutes. His current PER sits at 15.04, which is the highest it has been since the 2010-11 season.

Teammate Gerald Henderson didn’t fare as well, however, as he made just 3 of his 14 shots from the field. Henderson did manage to knock down all five of his free throws and turn in 30 minutes of turnover-free basketball, but the Bobcats’ -14 net points with him on the court was the lowest mark on the team.

Kyle Singler and Austin Rivers squared off last night, with Rivers’ New Orleans Pelicans taking down Singler’s Detroit Pistons 111-106. Singler finished with 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and a steal in 29 minutes. Rivers shot poorly, making 1 of 7 shots, but he managed to add 2 rebounds and 3 steals in 18 minutes. While it wasn’t much of a performance, it was refreshing to see Rivers move back into the rotation; he was averaging just 1.7 minutes a game in the last six contests.

Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy were both looked towards to carry an offensively-depleted Chicago team, but the Bulls shot just 33.3% from the field and they fell to the New York Knicks, 83-78. Boozer finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Dunleavy had 20 points, 3 steals, 3 assists, a block, and 8 rebounds. The two did combine for a pretty awesome moment, though:


How hard was that, Jay Cutler?

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