Dec 21, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) dunks against Sacramento Kings power forward James Johnson (52) during the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: New Year's Eve Edition

Dec 30, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) dunks the ball during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Boston Celtics 118-96. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports


There was a total of seven former Kentucky Wildcats playing in NBA games last night.  Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter and Eric Bledsoe all suited up for their respective teams.  Let’s take a look at how each player did individually  as well as team results.

Sacramento Kings 118 – Boston Celtics 96

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
  • Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
  • Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston

Three of the seven former Cats in action last night took part in the Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics game.  For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins had a great game, despite the rumors that he won’t be with the team by the end of next week.  Most reports have Cousins headed to the Charlotte Bobcats or the Boston Celtics.  Cousins finished last night’s game with a triple double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.  Also for the Kings, Chuck Hayes finished with 2 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals off the bench.  For the Celtics, Rajon Rondo had 2 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds.  The Kings got the win over the Celtics, 118 to 96.

Dec 30, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince (22) during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at The Palace. Pistons won 96-94. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Detroit Pistons 96 – Milwaukee Bucks 94

  • Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit
  • Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit

Two former Wildcats played in last night’s Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks game, both for the Pistons.  Tayshaun Prince finished with 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.  Brandon Knight finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  The Pistons edged out the Bucks, by the score of 96 to 94.


Los Angeles Clippers 107 – Utah Jazz 96

  • Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
  • Enes Kanter, Center, Utah

The final two former Cats in action played in last night’s game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz.  For the Clippers, Eric Bledsoe played 13 minutes, scoring 4 points, dishing out 3 assists and pulling down 2 rebounds.  For the Jazz, Enes Kanter came off the bench to finish with 4 points and 3 rebounds.  The Clippers beat the Jazz, 107-96.

All of us here at Wildcat Blue Nation wish all of our readers a safe and happy new year! Remember to stay tuned to WBN for all of your Kentucky Wildcats sports news.

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