Former Kentucky Wildcats In The NBA 2/3 Edition

Feb 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) drives to the basket past Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour (13) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night there were nine former Cats in play, unfortunately it ended up being only 8 before the night ended.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves 115- New Orleans Hornets 86

>Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans

Without Eric Gordon’s presence due to injury, the Hornets offense just isn’t scoring enough to keep up with teams. On Saturday night it was evident. Even though former Cat Anthony Davis had another great game to add to a great rookie season with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and an assist, it wasn’t enough to stop the scrappy Timberwolves.

 

Chicago Bulls 93- Atlanta Hawks 76

>Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago

As the Bulls are getting closer and closer to Derrick Roses return, they are still playing as a team and players are stepping up every game for them. Former Cat Marquis Teague got some playing time in this one and scored 2 points, 1 rebound and an assist as well.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers 115- Oklahoma City Thunder 110

>Deandre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City

In this high scoring affair sensational guard Kyrie Irving still is out to show that he is one of the premier point guards in the league. Against the Thunder he scored 35 points and had 13 in the last 3 minutes of the game to seal the deal for the young Cavalier team. Former Cat Deandre Liggins only recorded a steal in his minutes of play in this one.

 

New York Knicks 120- Sacramento Kings 81

>DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento

>Chuck Hayes, Center, Sacramento

This game was not even close from the tip, at one point the Knicks led by a whopping 50 points and J.R. Smith had one of the best games of the year for him with 25 points off the bench. If there was a bright side at all for the Kings, it would have to be Former Cat DeMarcus Cousins who had another solid game with 25 points, 9 rebounds, a steal and an assist. While Chuck Hayes saw a little bit of action and recorded a steal.

 

San Antonio Spurs 96- Washington Wizards 86

>John Wall, Guard, Washington

Yet another win for the aging Spurs who suffered an injury to Tim Duncan in this one but still managed to keep their lead the entire length of the game against the Wizards. The Wizards were led by Former Cat John Wall who had 21 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal in the losing effort.

 

Houston Rockets 109- Charlotte Bobcats 95

>Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte

>Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston

James Hardin recorded his first triple double on Saturday night for the Rockets as his team soared past the struggling Bobcats. More bad news other than another loss for the Bobcats is the injury to Former Cat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist when he collided with teammate Jeff Taylor in the fourth quarter and was taken off the court on a stretcher with a concussion. Scary news for Kentucky fans who just had Rajon Rondo go down last week for the year, hoping everything for Kidd-Gilchrist is okay. Former Cat Patrick Patterson had an excellent night scoring 24 points, 4 rebounds and an assist.

 

 Portland Trail Blazers 105- Utah Jazz 99

>Enes Kanter, Center, Utah

In this closely fought battle in the west the Trail Blazers got another great game from rookie sensation from Weber State Damian Lillard who had 23 points. Former Cat Enes Kanter struggled in this going 0-7 from the field, but managed to grab 4 rebounds.

 

 

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