There was a total of ten former Wildcats playing in the NBA yesterday. Most of them played against each other for their respective teams. Let’s take a look at how each of them performed individually.
Sacramento Kings 125 – Orlando Magic 101
> Demarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
> Patrick Patterson, Forward-Center, Sacramento
> Chuck Hayes, Forward-Center, Sacramento
> Doron Lamb, Guard, Orlando
Patrick Patterson recently joined former Cats Demarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes in Sacramento and they seem to be playing well together. Cousins recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a blocked shot last night. Patterson also had 13 points, along with 7 rebounds and a blocked shot. Hayes didn’t score any points but had 2 rebounds and an assist. In his second game with the Magic, Doron Lamb scored 5 points and grabbed a rebound.
Detroit Pistons 96 – Washington Wizards 95
> Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
> John Wall, Guard, Washington
Brandon Knight had a stellar performance with 32 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal to lead the Pistons past the Wizards. John Wall struggled throughout the game with 6 points, 7 turnovers, 4 assists, 1 rebound, and a steal.
Oklahoma City Thunder 119 – New Orleans Hornets 74
> DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
> Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
The Hornets were short-handed since Anthony Davis sat out with a sprained left shoulder. The Thunder took advantage and walloped the Hornets, who only had one player scoring in double figures. Liggins gave the Thunder 4 points, 3 rebounds, and a steal. While Miller had 5 points, 4 rebounds, and an assist for the Hornets.
Atlanta Hawks 102 – Utah Jazz 91
> Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
Atlanta grabbed their third straight win last night in the process of handing Utah their second straight loss. The game was relatively close the entire time but the Jazz couldn’t get the game close enough to have a shot at taking the lead. Kanter contributed 6 points and 3 rebounds.
Memphis Grizzlies 90 – Dallas Mavericks 84
> Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis
The Grizzlies found themselves in a hole early as they trailed by as much as 25 in the second quarter. They then opened the third on a 20-0 run, which increased to a 36-4 run. The Grizzlies comeback effort was rewarded with the victory. Prince had 4 points and 8 rebounds.