There was a lot of NBA action from the ex-Wildcats last night. Jodie Meeks was on fire last night, and Anthony Davis continued to make his comeback from ankle injury.
Jodie Meeks- 24 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists. Meeks was the second leading scorer for the Lakers last night who finally got back in the winning column against the John Wall-less Wizards. He has become the top 3 point shooter for the Lakers, hitting 4 of 7 last night for solid stat line that the Lakers desperately needed.
Brandon Knight- 22 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal. Knight’s stat line is a little exaggerated from the double overtime marathon this game against the Nets turned into. However, Knight played quite well overall, hitting 5 of 6 three pointers and playing good defense on Deron Williams despite the loss.
Tayshaun Prince- 12 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal. Prince posted a solid double-double in the loss, but he was guarding Joe Johnson at the end when he sunk a long jumper to win the game in double overtime. He shot 50 percent from the field and continues to be the veteran voice for this extremely young team.
Doron Lamb- 1 point. Tough night for Doron Lamb who was 0 for 5 shooting to only notch one free throw. Lamb cannot have these kind of nights if he hopes to become the sixth-man type of player the Bucks would like him to be behind Monte Ellis and Brandon Jennings. He is battling an illness of some sort according to team sources.
Anthony Davis- 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks. The number one draft pick came off the bench in this game for 28 minutes of play and played extremely well. He filled up every area of the stat sheet and showed greater mobility than his earlier games after the ankle injury. He shot 4 of 5 in the loss to the Timberwolves.
Darius Miller- Miller played ten minutes, but did not attempt a shot or pick up any stat totals in the loss.
Rajon Rondo- 15 points, 13 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block. Rondo’s stat line looks like a typical night from the veteran point guard, but his 7 turnovers did not help anything in the double-digit loss to the Rockets.
Patrick Patterson-9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist. P-Patt had 25 minutes of play and posted stats a little under his average. The Rockets still won the game, but Patterson needs to have solid games each night to prove himself in this power-forward heavy team.
Demarcus Cousins- 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block. Disappointing game for Cousins after serving his suspension for a groin shot on O.J Mayo the other night. The Kings players and coaches could be seen visibly arguing with each other in timeouts as the Kings continue to be the only Western Conference team to never beat the Thunder.
Deandre Liggins- 2 points, 1 assist. Liggins picked up some mop-up duty for the Thunder as they had the game in hand over the Kings.
Enes Kanter- 6 points, 5 rebounds. The big man from Turkey played limited minutes, but still managed to post his regular contributions. Despite the loss to the Suns, Kanter continues to show he is a much improved player from last year to this year.