Despite the fact that there were only fives NBA games last night, there were a total of eight former Kentucky Wildcats playing in games last night. Keith Bogans, Eric Bledsoe, Josh Harrellson, DeAndre Liggins, Daniel Orton, Jodie Meeks, DeMarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes were the Cats in action last night. Seven of the eight players saw playing time. Let’s take a look at how each player did in their respective games.
Los Angeles Lakers 103 – Sacramento Kings 90
- Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
Three of the eight former Wildcats in the NBA were involved in last night’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings game. For the Lakers, Jodie Meeks played 16 minutes, scoring 2 points, pulling down 3 rebounds, and dishing out an assist. Meeks didn’t shoot well, going 1-6 from the field and 0-4 from 3-point range. For the Kings, Chuck Hayes played 28 minutes, getting starters minutes off the bench. Hayes finished with 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, an assist and a block. DeMarcus Cousins served the first game of his 2-game suspension in last night’s game. Cousins was suspended, without pay, for two games, for an verbal altercation with San Antonio Spurs announcer Sean Elliott. The Kings lose to the Lakers in this one, 103-90.
Oklahoma City Thunder 106 – Cleveland Cavaliers 91
- DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
- Daniel Orton, Center, Oklahoma City
Two more former Cats took part in the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game last night, both playing for the Thunder. DeAndre Liggins played 2 minutes, pulling down one rebound and assisting on a basket as well. Daniel Orton played 2 minutes as well, making his only shot and finishing with 2 points and a block. The Thunder won this one easily over the Cavs, 106-91.
Los Angeles Clippers 89 – Atlanta Hawks 76
- Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
Former Cat one and done Eric Bledsoe is becoming a solid bench player for the Los Angeles Clippers. Last night, Bledsoe played 19 minutes, scored 12 points, had 2 rebounds, 2 steals, an assist and a block. The Clippers beat the Hawks by 13, by the score of 89 to 76.
Memphis Grizzlies 104 – Miami Heat 86
- Josh Harrellson, Center, Miami
Josh “Jorts” Harrellson played only 4 minutes in last night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he made the most of it. Knocking down the only 3 he attempted and finishing with 5 points and 4 rebounds. The Heat struggles to score in this one and lose 104-86.
Brooklyn Nets 82 – Orlando Magic 74
- Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn
Keith Bogans got the start again for the Brooklyn Nets against the Orlando Magic, but Bogans only managed to get 18 minutes of playing time out of the start. Bogans continues to struggle to put up solid numbers finishing 0-5 from the field, including 0-4 from behind the arc. Bogans added 3 rebounds and 3 assists as the Nets knock off the Magic, 82-74.