It was a busy day for former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA as a total of twelve former Cats took part in last night’s NBA action. Brandon Knight, Tayshaun Prince, Rajon Rondo, Doron Lamb, Enes Kanter, Patrick Patterson, DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller, Keith Bogans, DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes and Eric Bledsoe all suited up for their respective teams last night. Let’s take a look at how each player did individually.
Dallas Mavericks 92 – Detroit Pistons 77
- Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
- Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit
Two of the twelve former Cats played in last night’s Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons game. Brandon Knight started at guard and finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Tayshaun Prince started at forward and finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds. The Pistons were taken care of by the Mavericks, 92 to 77.
Los Angeles Clippers 116 – Sacramento Kings 81
- Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
Three more former Cats played in the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings game last night. For the Clippers, Eric Bledsoe finished with 14 points, 4 assists and 4 steals. For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins got the start but only played 18 minutes, finishing with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Also for the Kings, Chuck Hayes played 23 minutes off the bench and finished with 2 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. The Clippers beat down on the Kings 116 to 81.
Houston Rockets 124 – Utah Jazz 116
- Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston
- Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
Two former Cats took part in the Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz game last night. For the Rockets, Patrick Patterson got the start and finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. For the Jazz, Enes Kanter finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 14 minutes. The Rockets out shoot the Jazz in a high scoring affair, 124 to 116.
Oklahoma City Thunder 100 – New Orleans Hornets 79
- DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
- Darius Miller, Guard, New Orleans
Two former Cats suited up for the Oklahoma City vs. New Orleans game last night. For the Thunder, DeAndre Liggins did not check into the game. For the Hornets, Darius Miller finished with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 18 minutes. The Thunder get the win, 100 to 79.
Milwaukee Bucks 91 – Boston Celtics 88
- Doron Lamb, Guard, Milwaukee
- Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
In the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics game last night, former Cat Doron Lamb played 15 minutes, scoring 2 points and dishing out 2 assists for the Bucks. For the Celtics, former Cat Rajon Rondo sat out the game due to a league suspension for an altercation with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week. The Rondo-less Celtics lose to the Bucks, 91-88.
Miami Heat 102 – Brooklyn Nets 89
- Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn
The final former Cat in action last night was Keith Bogans of the Brooklyn Nets. Bogans played 14 minutes and finished with an assist and two rebounds. The Nets lost to the Miami Heat, 102 to 89.