Dec 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 95-94 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Wildcats in the NBA:12/8/2012 Edition


After a night away from the NBA, your former Kentucky Wildcats saw plenty of action last night.  Mind out of the gutter people, mind out of the gutter…I’m talking basketball here!


Rajon Rondo- Rondo had another Triple-Double against the 76ers (14) but wasn’t able to come up clutch at the end of Regulation or OT.  His fadeaway glanced off the rim and he turned his ankle while working for the final shot in OT.  He and the Celtics fell to the 76ers but he went for 16 Points, 13 Rebounds, and 14 Assists.

Brandon Knight- All this losing has to help Knight balance success and failure and will harden him for the future, but coming from the Kentucky Wildcats…it ain’t easy.  The Pistons lost their zillionth straight to Chicago but Knight had it going with 21 Points, 1 Rebound, and 2 Assists.

Tayshaun Prince- Tayshaun is as consistent a player as their is in the NBA.  Unfortunately for him, neither his team nor his coach are.  He finished with 13 Points, 2 Rebounds, and 1 Assist.

Darius Miller- The former Second Round pick is finding his way onto the court more and more.  Last night he scored 4 Points, grabbed a Rebound and dished out 4 Assists in his 27 minutes of action.  All for naught, though, as the Hornets fell to the Grizzlies.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- The kid can flat out play.  No one questioned his motor in college and figured it would translate well in the NBA…and it has.  He has led the Bobcats to a surprising 7-11 record thus far.  Last night he recorded another Double-Double with 11 Points, 11 Rebounds, and 2 Assists.

Doron Lamb- After a brief stint in the D-League, Lamb found his way back and playing against former Kentucky teammate, MKG.  Lamb finished wiht 6 Points, 4 Rebounds, and 1 Assist in the Victory.

Patrick Patterson- Patterson has found his groove as the Rockets starting PF.  He’s averaging nearly 14 ppg, and in a blowout loss to the Spurs, he was as cool as the other side of the pillow, tallying 10 Points, 5 Rebounds and 5 Dimes.

Terrence Jones- Fresh off his recent stint of dominating D-League, Jones showed what made him worthy of a First Round selection.  He had 9 Points, 3 Rebounds, and 2 Assists.

Enes Kanter- Big Blue Nation’s “Free Enes” cracked the starting line up tonight and the Jazz beat the holy hell out of the Raptors.  Everyone got in on the action and Kanter made the most of his time by nearly posting a Double-Double; 18 Points and 8 Rebounds.

Jodie Meeks- Jodie was feeling it tonight…Tennessee style.  No, he didn’t go for 54 and the Lake Show didn’t win, but he kept them in the game with his 17 Points and 5 Rebounds.  He was 4-8 FG and 7-8 FT.  Steady hand for a steady player.  As the Lakers struggle, look for him to see more action.

DeMarcus Cousins- Boogie is either a Beast or an immature, tantrum throwing, 12 year old.  Last night…he was a beast.  He brought down the lowly Magic in convincing fashion; 17 Points, 14 Rebounds, and 4 Assists.  His quirky nature, and unpredictable behavior was endearing to UK fans and Sac-Town is getting used to that too.  It helps that they won tonight.






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