There was plenty of action around the NBA on Friday. A total of thirteen former Wildcats suited up for their respective teams.
Houston Rockets 118 – Portland Trail Blazers 103
> Patrick Patterson, Forward-Center, Houston
The Rockets came out shooting hot against Portland and never trailed throughout the game. The Rockets shot 59.5% from the field and took care of the Trail Blazers with ease. Patrick Patterson had a solid performance with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and an assist.
Washington Wizards 89 – Brooklyn Nets 74
> John Wall, Guard, Washington
> Keith Bogans, Guard-Forward, Brooklyn
The Wizards captured their third win in a row last night against the Nets. The Wizards played stellar defense and held the Nets without a field goal for nine minutes at one point. This enabled them to take a comfortable lead and the win. Wall contributed 15 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Bogans had 3 points and 3 rebounds.
Detroit Pistons 119 – San Antonio Spurs 109
> Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
The Pistons built an early 20-point lead to help take down the best team in the Western Conference. Knight played very well with 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Los Angeles Lakers 100 – Charlotte Bobcats 93
> Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
> Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
It appeared the Bobcats would win this one as they had a comfortable 20-point lead over the Lakers. However, the Lakers rallied back and Meeks helped to complete the comeback. Meeks had a three-pointer late in the game to give the Lakers the lead. He finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Kidd-Gilchrist returned to action after sustaining a concussion last week and had 4 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and a blocked shot.
Oklahoma City Thunder 127 – Phoenix Suns 96
> DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
> Daniel Orton, Center, Oklahoma City
The Thunder had five players who scored double-digit points and shot 57.5% from the field to cruise to an easy victory over the Suns. Liggins put up 3 points while Orton had 4 points and 3 rebounds.
New Orleans Hornets 111 – Atlanta Hawks 100
> Anthony Davis, Forward-Center, New Orleans
The Hornets shot above 50% and put together a 20-4 run in the third quarter to establish their lead. Davis recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot, and an assist.
Miami Heat 111 – Los Angeles Clippers 89
> Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
This game was a complete blowout as the Heat led by as many as 32 points. Bledsoe had 7 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and a steal.
Memphis Grizzlies 99 – Golden State Warriors 93
> Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis
The Grizzlies handed the Warriors their third straight loss yesterday. Prince had 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and a blocked shot.
Chicago Bulls 93 – Utah Jazz 89
> Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
> Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago
The Bulls have now won seven of their last nine meetings against the Jazz. This game was close all the way through but the Bulls were able to squeeze out the win. Kanter finished with 4 points, 2 rebounds, and a blocked shot. Teague only played two minutes and didn’t record any stats.