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Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 12/13 Edition


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.

Dec 12, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (left) drives to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin (23) during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


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.

Dec 12, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) looks to pass during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Time Warner Cable Arena. Clippers win 100-94. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports


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.

Dec 12, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives the ball to the basket against Dallas Mavericks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (32) during the second overtime at the TD Garden. Celtics defeated the Mavericks in double overtime 117-115. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


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.

Dec 10, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Patrick Patterson (54) attempts to drive the ball around San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


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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