Nov 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) warms up against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 12/17 Edition

Dec 14, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) grabs a pass from point guard Tyreke Evans (not pictured) as Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet (34) defends during the second quarter at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


There was at least one former Kentucky Wildcat playing in each of the four NBA games being played last night.  Anthony Davis, Darius Miller, Patrick Patterson, Terrence Jones, Jodie Meeks, DeMarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes all suited up for their respective teams last night.  Let’s take a look at how each of those former Cats did individually last night.

Denver Nuggets 122 – Sacramento Kings 97

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
  • Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento

Two of the seven former Cats in action last night played in the Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings game.  For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.  Also for the Kings, Chuck Hayes finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 12 minutes off the bench.  The Kings got beat by the Nuggets in this one, 122 to 97.

Dec 16, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports


Portland Trailblazers 95 – New Orleans Hornets 94

  • Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
  • Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans

Two former Cats and rookies to the NBA took part in the Portland Trailblazers vs. New Orleans Hornets game last night.  Former Cat Anthony Davis finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, a block and a an assist.  Darius Miller did not check into last night’s game.  The Hornets lost this one to the Trailblazers on a buzzer beating three pointer from fellow rookie out of Weber State, Damian Lillard.  The final score was 95 to 94.

Dec 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 111-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers 111 – Philadelphia 76ers 98

  • Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles

Jodie Meeks came off the bench last night, but played more than he has in any game this year.  Meeks finished with 12 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds and an assist in 36 minutes of play.  The struggling Lakers got the win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 111 to 98.


Toronto Raptors 103 – Houston Rockets 96

  • Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
  • Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston

The final two former Cats in action last night suited up in the Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets game.  For the Rockets, Terrence Jones got 4 minutes of playing time off the bench, finishing with one rebound and went 0 for 1 from the field.  Patrick Patterson, who usually starts for the Rockets, did not play in last night’s game, but the reason was not made public.  There was no word of injury or suspension, so perhaps the day off was just for rest.  The Rockets lost to the Raptors by the score of 103 to 96.


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