It was a busy night for former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA last night, as 12 former Cats suited up for their respective teams. Eric Bledsoe, Rajon Rondo, Chuck Hayes, DeMarcus Cousins, Darius Miller, Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Patrick Patterson, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Enes Kanter were all in action last night, accounting for 8 total NBA games. Let’s take a look at how each player did individually.
Indiana Pacers 106 – Sacramento Kings 98 – 2OT
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
Two former Kentucky Wildcats got in the game last night for the Sacramento Kings. DeMarcus Cousins finished with 21 points, 13 points, 4 steals and a block. Chuck Hayes tallied 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. Sacramento fell short to the Indiana Pacers in double overtime, 106-98.
Boston Celtics 89 – Washington Wizards 86
- Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
The Celtics managed their first win of the year last night and former Wildcat Rajon Rondo led the way with 12 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. John Wall is still injured so he is not even on the Wizards roster for the time being. The Wall-less Wizards lose to the Celtics, 89-86.
Portland Trail Blazers 95 – Houston Rockets 85
- Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston
- Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
Two more former Cats suited up in the Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game last night. Patrick Patterson started and finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds and a steal. Terrence Jones did not enter the game at any point. The Rockets fell in this one, 95-85.
New Orleans Hornets 89 – Chicago Bulls 82
- Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
- Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
- Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago
Three Cats took part in last night’s game between the Bulls and the Hornets. Unfortunately, only Darius Miller saw any time, playing 18 minutes, grabbing 3 rebounds, dishing out an assist and getting a steal. Anthony Davis sat out with concussion-like symptoms due to a collision with teammate Austin Rivers in the previous game. Marquis Teague did not play either. The Hornets get the win over the Bulls, 89-82.
Dallas Mavericks 126 – Charlotte Bobcats 99
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
After winning their first game of the year, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Bobcats fell short to the Dallas Mavericks in this one…by a lot. Kidd-Gilchrist got the start and finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 assists and a block. The Bobcats get blown out in this one, losing by 27 points, 126-99.
Golden State Warriors 114 – Los Angeles Clippers 110
- Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
Eric Bledsoe and the Clippers have had a good 2-0 start to the year up until last night when they fell just short of the Warriors. Eric Bledsoe finished with 4 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a rebound. Warriors get the win over the Clippers, 114-110.
San Antonio Spurs 110 – Utah Jazz 100
- Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
Former Kentucky Wildcat Enes Kanter played 11 minutes off the bench last night for the Utah Jazz. Kanter finished with 2 rebounds and shot 0 of 2 from the floor. The Jazz and Kanter lose to the Spurs, 110-100.
Milwaukee Bucks 105 – Cleveland Cavaliers 102
- Doron Lamb, Guard, Milwaukee
Former Cat Doron Lamb saw the floor for 6 minutes last night and got one steal. Lamb did not attempt any shots or accumulate any other stats. The Bucks get the win over the Cavaliers in a close one, 105-102.