Yesterday was big day in the NBA with 12 games being played with 10 of the games having at least one former Wildcat on the roster. There was a total of 12 Wildcats that seen action yesterday. Here is a quick recap of last night’s action around the league.
Oklahoma City Thunder 116 – Charlotte Bobcats 94
OKC open the second quarter strong and took control of the rest of the game.
OKC: DeAndre Liggins SG Daniel Orton C in the past week was moved back to the D league. Hopefully these two get to come back soon and help contribute to OKC. Personally I am rooting a lot for DeAndre after everything he done here at UK might not been a stat stuffer but played D like his life depended on it.
Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF played 22 minutes went 1 -5 for 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal
Indiana Pacers115- Orlando Magic 86
In the middle of the second quarter the Pacers opens a six point lead to sixteen and never looked back.
Magic: Doron Lamb SG 12mins, 1-4 FG, 3-4 FT, 1 reb, 5 points
Washington Wizards 78 – Brooklyn Nets 95
Deron Williams for the Nets had a huge night and scored 42 Points to lead all scores and hand the Nets an easy win.
Wizards: John Wall PG 32 min, 6-19 FG, 4-6 FT, 6 REB, 3AST, 2 ST, 1 TO, 16 Points.
Nets: Keith Bogans SF 23 Mins, 1-4 FG, 2 REB, 2 Points
Dallas Mavericks 102 – Detroit Pistons 99
O.J. Mayo had 22 points to help the Mavericks escape with a close win over Detroit.
Detriots: Brandon Knight PG 31 mins, 9-17 FG, 1-1 FT, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 TO and 21 Points.
Memphis Grizzlies 103 – Cleveland Cavaliers 92
“Regardless of how we start, we seem to get better as the game goes on. It’s definitely a confidence thing. Our offense feeds off our defense, and we were able to get out in transition in the second half.” Said Mike Conley
Grizzlies: Tayshaun Prince SF 34 Mins, 4-12 FG, 5 Rebs, 7 AST, 1 TO and 8 points.
Phoenix Suns 112 Vs Sacramento Kings 121
Cousins had a big night after a couple bad games and had a big first half with 18 points on 7-8 FG, 7 rebounds and 3 assist in the first half. Cousins might had the biggest night out of the other Wildcats playing around the league.
Kings: DeMarcus Cousins C, 35 Mins, 9-13 FG, 4-4 FT, 14 Rebs, 7 AST, 2 STL, 4 TO and 22 points.
Chuck Hayes PF, 6 mins, 0-1 FG and 1 reb
Patrick Patterson PF, 25 Mins, 4-9 FG, 6 Rebs , 2 AST and 8 points.
Atlanta Hawks 102 – Boston Celtics 107
Celtics Rajon Rondo PG out for season due to injury.
Utah Jazz 88 – Chicago Bulls 89
Marco Belinelli helped the Bulls squeak out a win when he hit a three with 5.9 seconds to go and pulled out the victory for the Bulls.
Jazz: Enes Katner C 17 Mins, 5-8 FG, 3 Rebs and 10 points
Bulls: Nazr Mohammed C 19 Mins, 2 -8 FG, 7 Rebs, 1 STL and 9 points.
Toronto Raptors 116 – Los Angeles Lakers 118 OT
Kobe Bryant showed up big last night and led the Lakers back from an 11 point deficit. He knocked down three 3 pointers in the final minute to tie it up. Then he scored four more points in the OT to help the Lakers beat the Raptors.
Lakers: Jodie Meeks SG 36 Mins, 3- 11 FG, 2-9 3 FG, 4 Rebs, 1 STL and 8 points.
Written by: Blue Brandon