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Big East in the NBA: February 20-22

The NBA returned this weekend! *throws confetti* So while you were busy watching Birdman stack Oscar after Oscar, here's what the Big East's contributions to pro ball did this weekend.

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Butler

Shelvin Mack (Atlanta Hawks): 9 PTS (4-6 FG) vs. Toronto

Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz): 20 PTS (7-13 FG), 4 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL vs. Portland

Creighton

Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks): 11 PTS (3-13 FG), 4 REB vs. Toronto, 12 PTS (4-9 3PT), 3 AST, 2 REB vs. Milwaukee

Anthony Tolliver (Detroit Pistons): 0 PTS (0-3 FG), 5 REB vs. Chicago, 13 PTS (3-5 FG), 6 REB vs. Washington

DePaul

Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets): 19 PTS (8-20 FG), 4 REB, 3 AST vs. Milwaukee, 4 PTS (2-11 FG), 4 REB vs. OKC

Georgetown

Roy Hibbert (Indiana Pacers): 8 PTS (4-9 FG), 7 REB vs. Philadelphia, 8 PTS (2-6 FG), 4 REB vs. Golden State

Henry Sims (Philadelphia 76ers): 3 PTS (0-4 FG), 2 REB vs. Indiana, 8 PTS (3-8 FG), 8 REB vs. Orlando

Hollis Thompson (Philadelphia 76ers): 5 PTS (2-6 FG), 1 REB vs. Indiana, 12 PTS (5-9 FG), 3 REB, 2 AST vs. Orlando

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons): 20 PTS (9-14 FG), 6 REB vs. Chicago, 15 PTS (6-16 FG), 15 REB vs. Washington

Otto Porter (Washington Wizards): 9 PTS (3-8 FG), 5 REB, 4 STL vs. Cleveland, 2 PTS (1-4 FG), 3 REB vs. Detroit

Jeff Green (Memphis Grizzlies): 12 PTS (6-9 FG), 5 REB vs. Portland

Marquette

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls): 30 PTS (9-18), 5 REB, 5 AST vs. Detroit, 19 PTS (7-16) 5 REB vs. Phoenix

Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat): 12 PTS (4-10 FG), 4 REB vs. New York, 19 PTS (8-23 FG), 4 REB, 4 AST vs. New Orleans

Wesley Matthews (Portland Trailblazers): 13 PTS (4-9 FG), 7 REB vs. Utah, 4 PTS (0-7 FG), 3 AST, 2 REB vs. Memphis

Jae Crowder (Boston Celtics): 6 PTS (3-11 FG), 5 REB vs. Sacramento, 22 PTS (8-14 FG), 7 REB vs. LA Lakers

Steve Novak (Oklahoma City Thunder): 0 PTS (0-2 FG), 1 AST vs. Denver

St. John's

JaKarr Sampson (Philadelphia 76ers): 11 PTS (4-12 FG) vs. Indiana, 16 PTS (6-9 FG) vs. Orlando

Villanova

Dante Cunningham (New Orleans Pelicans): 6 PTS (3-4 FG), 2 REB vs. Orlando, 7 PTS (2-6 FG), 4 REB vs. Miami

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors): 10 PTS (4-10 FG), 9 AST vs. Atlanta, 11 PTS (2-13 FG), 4 AST vs. Houston

Randy Foye (Denver Nuggets): 5 PTS (2-6 FG), 3 REB, 2 AST vs. Milwaukee

Xavier

David West (Indiana Pacers): 8 PTS (4-9 FG), 7 REB, 4 AST vs. Philadelphia, 4 PTS (2-6 FG), 8 REB vs. Golden State

Line of the Weekend

Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons): 20 PTS (9-14 FG), 6 REB vs. Chicago

Oh if Jimmy Buckets could've lifted the Bulls to a win over Detroit Friday, he'd definitely have the honors for this weekend. On the other end of the court, Greg Monroe was a force down low with Andre Drummond, knocking down some tough shots while Chicago played the Hack-a-Drummond game to keep the Bulls from coming back late in the game. He then followed it up with 15 and 15 against another playoff team in the Wizards. With the addition of Reggie Jackson, the Pistons are locked in on making a push for one of the final two seeds in the East playoffs.

Speaking of trades...

Last Thursday was possibly the craziest trade deadline in NBA history, with so many deals happening within the final hour before the deadline my head nearly exploded. Fortunately, not much trade action involved Big East players. Wilson Chandler stayed put in Denver, probably the only Nugget rumored to be dealt that ended up in uniform this weekend. The one Big East move on draft day was Steve Novak, who was sent from Utah to OKC in a multi-team deal.