It was one of the busiest nights of the season for former Kentucky Wildcats playing in the NBA last night, as a total of 16 former Cats took part in last night’s action. Enes Kanter, Keith Bogans, Marquis Teague, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Doron Lamb, Darius Miller, Anthony Davis, DeAndre Liggins, Daniel Orton, Patrick Patterson and Terrence Jones all suited up for their former teams last night. Let’s take a look at how each player and their respective team did individually.
Oklahoma City Thunder 92 – New Orleans Hornets 88
- Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
- Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
- DeAndre Liggins, Forward, Oklahoma City
- Daniel Orton, Center, Oklahoma City
Only two of the four former Cats, taking part in the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Hornets game, managed to see any floor time. For the Hornets, Anthony Davis is back from injury and came off the bench tonight to play 28 minutes. Davis finished with 11 points, 4 rebounds, a steal and a block. Also for the Hornets, Darius Miller finished with 2 points and 3 rebounds. For the Thunder, neither Daniel Orton or DeAndre Liggins saw the floor. The Thunder got the win anyway, 92-88.
Los Angeles Clippers 100 – Charlotte Bobcats 94
- Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
In a game that UK Coach John Calipari took time out of a recruiting trip to attend, two former Cats played in the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Charlotte Bobcats game. For the Clippers, Eric Bledsoe finished with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. For the Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bledsoe and the Clippers got the win over MKG and the Bobcats by the score of 100 to 94.
Boston Celtics 117 – Dallas Mavericks 115 (2OT)
- Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
The Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks game last night was back and forth the entire time and took two overtimes to find a winner. For the Celtics, Rajon Rondo finished just shy of a triple double, with 16 points, 15 assists, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. The Celtics edge out the Mavericks in this one, 117 to 115.
Houston Rockets 99 – Washington Wizards 93
- Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston
- Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
In the Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards game last night, one of the two former Cats started while the other didn’t get any time on the court. For the Rockets, Patrick Patterson got the start and finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Also for the Rockets, Terrence Jones suited up but never got in the game. The Rockets beat the Wizards, 99-93.
Milwaukee Bucks 98 – Sacramento Kings 85
- Doron Lamb, Guard, Milwaukee
- Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
- DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
DeMarcus Cousins sat out last night’s game, serving a one game suspension for what looked like purposefully hitting Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo in the groin earlier this week. This is Cousins’ second suspension of the year. For the Kings, Chuck Hayes finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds and an assist. For the Bucks, Doron Lamb finished with 2 steals, an assist and a rebound in a rough shooting night, going 0 for 8 from the floor.
Chicago Bulls 96 – Philadelphia 76ers 89
- Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago
- Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago
In the Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers game last night, Marquis Teague had a solid game off the bench for the Bulls. Teague finished with 6 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Former Cat Nazr Mohammed did not check into the game for the Bulls. The Bulls got the win over the 76ers, 96 to 89.
Brooklyn Nets 94 – Toronto Raptors 88
- Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn
Former Cat Keith Bogans continues to struggle for the Brooklyn Nets. Last night against the Toronto Raptors, Bogans finished with 2 rebounds and an assist in 14 minutes. The Nets got the win over the Raptors, 94-88.
Utah Jazz 99 – San Antonio Spurs 96
- Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
The final former Cat of the night played in the San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz game. For the Jazz, Enes Kanter finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds, a steal and a block in 13 minutes of play. The Jazz got the win on a Mo Williams 3-pointer at the buzzer, 99 to 96.
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