One of the busier days I have ever seen in regards to former Kentucky Wildcats playing in the NBA last night, with a total of 17 former Cats suiting up for their former teams. Last night’s list included Enes Kanter, Doron Lamb, Keith Bogans, Rajon Rondo, Josh Harrellson, Patrick Patterson, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller, Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Knight, Daniel Orton, DeAndre Liggins, DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes and Jodie Meeks. Let’s take a look at how each player did individually, as well as how their respective teams faired in last night’s action.
New Orleans Hornets 107 – Charlotte Bobcats 99
- Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
- Darius Miller, Guard, New Orleans
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
Three former Kentucky Wildcats from last year’s national championship team were in action in the Hornets vs. Bobcats game. For the Hornets, Anthony Davis had a great game, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks and 2 steals. Also for the Hornets, Darius Miller finished with 6 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 15 minutes. On the other side, for the Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Davis and Miller got the best of Kidd-Gilchrist in this one as the Hornets knock off the Bobcats by the score of 107 to 99.
San Antonio Spurs 97 – Sacramento Kings 86
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists for the Kings last night. Cousins’ teammate Chuck Hayes finished with 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The former Cats fell short last night as the Spurs outlasted the Kings, 97-86.
Philadelphia 76ers 106 – Boston Celtics 100
- Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
Former Kentucky Wildcat Rajon Rondo had a great game last night against the 76ers. Rondo scored 14 points, dished 20 assists, pulled down 2 rebounds and got 2 steals. Unfortunately, Rondo’s efforts were not enough for the Celtics to get the win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics fell short, 106 to 100.
Oklahoma City Thunder 105 – Detroit Pistons 94
- Daniel Orton, Forward, Oklahoma City
- DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
- Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
- Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit
A total of four former Kentucky Wildcats took part in last night’s OKC vs. Detroit game. For the Pistons, Brandon Knight finished with 11 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Also for the Pistons, Tayshaun Prince had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Unfortunately for both Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins, neither of them saw the floor for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Regardless, the Thunder picked up the W over the Pistons, 105-94.
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