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ACC In The NBA, Dec. 26

Thursday, December 26, 2013 8:25am
By: Carlos Collazo

Jared Dudley (Boston College) has been shooting the ball well of late for the Los Angeles Clippers. Check here to see his best three-pointers from the 14th through the 20th.

With Nene working back from an injury, Trevor Booker's (Clemson) minutes with the Washington Wizards may start to slip a bit. In his past six games, Booker is averaging 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving (Duke) made ProBasketballTalk.com's top-10 crossover moves of 2013. Irving has three on the list, including the top spot.

Chris Bosh (Georgia Tech) got a lot of attention yesterday for his light-up Christmas sweater, and then he went on to help lead the Heat to a 101-95 win over the lakers. Bosh finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) scored 14 points and had five rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors slip past the Clippers, 105-103.

Nick Collison found Steven Adams (Pittsburgh) under the rim for one of the top NBA plays on Christmas day. While Adams only got 12 minutes and five points in the Thunder's game against the Knicks, he was +9 while on the court and picked up a couple of assists and rebounds to help close the game out. Oklahoma City routed the Knicks, 123-94.

Although the Knicks have been far from spectacular this season, they may have had a better chance with Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse) and Raymon Felton (North Carolina) in the game. Both missed the game against the Thunder because of injuries. Anthony couldn't play because of a sprained ankle, and Felton was battling a groin injury. Anthony is averaging 26.3 points per game and led the team in scoring each time he's played. Felton is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 assists per game.

Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) has also had some injury setbacks this year, missing 11 games after two seperate injuries. The 76ers rookie has been great when healthy, averaging 17.6 points, 7.8 assists, three steals and 5.5 rebounds.

Here's a breakdown of Jeff Teague's (Wake Forest) odds of making the All-Star team this year. Teague is in the middle of a breakout year with the Atlanta Hawks, who are currently one of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference. Teague has been driving more this year, and that aggresion has paid off. He is currently averaging career bests in points (16.1), assists (8.0) and rebounds (2.9) per game, while also going to the free throw line more. He is going to the line 5.7 times per game.

While Teague's performance this year has definitely been impressive, Chris Paul (Wake Forest) is still the best NBA point guard to play for the Demon Deacons, and he's considered the top PG in the league by most people. On Christmas Day, Paul delivered a nice outlet pass to Blake Griffin for this top dunk. Paul said he looks forward to going up against the game's top young point guards.

Clippers teammates Reggie Bullock (North Carolina) and J.J. Redick (Duke) are both unavailable for tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers. Bullock has a left ankle injury, and Redick has a wrist injury.

The Memphis Grizzlies recently signed Seth Curry (Duke) from the Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA Developmental League). Curry averaged 21.3 points, 7.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds for Santa Cruz in 12 games this season. 

And Guard Kendall Marshall (North Carolina) is back in the Association after another visit to the D League. 

Jordan Schultz writes that Ty Lawson (North Carolina) is one of the point guards in the NBA who can carry their team when it matters most. This season, Lawson is averaging career highs in points (17.5) and assists (7.8) per game.