Mar 6, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) shoots the ball over Brooklyn Nets small forward Keith Bogans (10) during the second half at Time Warner Arena. The Nets won 99-78. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats In The NBA: 3-7-2013 Edition

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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.

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