Feb 19, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks the ball in front of Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng (9) during the first quarter at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats In The NBA: 2-20-2-13 Edition

All-Star weekend has ended and the second half of the NBA season officially began yesterday.  There was a total of eleven former Cats in action last night.

Chicago Bulls 96 – New Orleans Hornets 87

Anthony Davis, Forward-Center, New Orleans

Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans

Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago

The Bulls took the lead late in the first quarter and never relinquished it.  The Hornets were able to keep it close as Davis had a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, and a blocked shot.  His teammate and former Cat Darius Miller only saw three minutes of action and didn’t record any stats.  Mohammed had 4 points and 2 assists for the Bulls.

Memphis Grizzlies 105 – Detroit Pistons 91

Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit

Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis

This was Prince’s first game back at The Palace of Auburn Hills since being traded to the Grizzlies.  The Grizzlies got off to a slow start but turned it around quickly as they shot 56.2% and won their fourth straight game.  Knight finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.  Prince recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, and a steal.

Toronto Raptors 96 – Washington Wizards 88

John Wall, Guard, Washington

DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 24 points for the Raptors to defeat the Wizards and win their fifth straight game.  Wall had 9 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocked shots.  However, he also had 7 turnovers.

Brooklyn Nets 113 – Milwaukee Bucks 111 (OT)

> Keith Bogans, Guard-Forward, Brooklyn

The Nets’ Joe Johnson was the star of this game as he hit a tying three-pointer at the end of the fourth quarter to force overtime.  He then made a buzzer-beating jumper to win the game at the end of overtime.  Bogans contributed 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.

Charlotte Bobcats 105 – Orlando Magic 92

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte

As the second half of the season begins, the Bobcats have the worst record in the NBA.  They took a positive step in turning their season around by dominating the Magic.  Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 6 points 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocked shots in the winning effort.

Utah Jazz 115 – Golden State Warriors 101

Enes Kanter, Center, Utah

Utah dominated the second half to pull away from the Warriors and pick up their third straight win.  Kanter gave Utah 1 point, 3 rebounds, and an assist.

San Antonio Spurs 108 – Sacramento Kings 102

> Demarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento

Chuck Hayes, Forward-Center, Sacramento

The Kings have now lost three games in a row after being defeated by the Spurs, who have the best record in the NBA.  Cousins had 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocked shots.  While his teammate and former Cat Chuck Hayes had 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.



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