There was a plethora of NBA games yesterday. A total of 15 former Wildcats were in action and many of them played very well. Let’s take a look at how each of them performed.
Brooklyn Nets 99 – Charlotte Bobcats 78
> Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
> Keith Bogans, Guard-Forward, Brooklyn
Brooklyn trailed by double-digits at halftime but flipped the switch in the second half to hand Charlotte their eighth straight loss. Kidd-Gilchrist gave great effort with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist. Bogans had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and a steal.
Los Angeles Lakers 108 – New Orleans Hornets 102
> Anthony Davis, Forward-Center, New Orleans
> Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
> Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
Although the Hornets had a commanding lead most of the game, Kobe Bryant scored 42 points to help the Lakers make a comeback win. Davis contributed 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and an assist while his teammate Miller only played one minute and didn’t accumulate any stats. Meeks gave the Lakers 19 points, 1 rebound, and an assist.
Golden State Warriors 87 – Sacramento Kings 83
> Demarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
> Patrick Patterson, Forward-Center, Sacramento
> Chuck Hayes, Forward-Center, Sacramento
The Warriors were able to capitalize on their opportunities late in the game to win their second game in a row. Cousins acquired 5 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, and a blocked shot. Patterson poured in 15 points along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blocked shot, and a blocked shot. Hayes had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Minnesota Timberwolves 87 – Washington Wizards 82
> John Wall, Guard, Washington
Neither team shot particularly well, but the Timberwolves rallied late to topple the Wizards. Wall recorded 19 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and a blocked shot.
New York Knicks 87 – Detroit Pistons 77
> Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
The Pistons’ defense had a couple breakdowns in the second half that allowed the Knicks to go on two 16-0 runs. Knight had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, and an assist.
Cleveland Cavaliers 104 – Utah Jazz 101
> Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
The Cavaliers scored 9 straight points in the final two minutes to steal the victory from the Jazz. Kanter played well with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, and an assist.
Memphis Grizzlies 91 – Portland Trail Blazers 85
> Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis
The Grizzlies clawed back from a 17-point deficit to overcome the Trail Blazers. Prince had 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Los Angeles Clippers 117 – Milwaukee Bucks 101
> Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles
Although the Bucks came back from a double-digit deficit, the Clippers made a late surge of their own to coast to victory. Bledsoe contributed 5 points, 2 blocked shots, 1 rebound, and an assist in the winning effort.
San Antonio Spurs 101 – Chicago Bulls 83
> Marcus Teague, Guard, Chicago
> Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago
The Spurs dominated the Bulls to remain atop the Western Conference standings. Teague contributed 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal. His teammate and former Cat Nazr Mohammed had 2 points and 3 rebounds.