It was a busy Monday night as 11 NBA teams played. A total of 9 former Kentucky Wildcats saw action in those games. Here is a recap of Monday night.
Charlotte Bobcats (15-52) 119 – Washington Wizards (23-43) 114
Charlotte broke Washington’s 3 game winning streak Monday night by going on a 13-3 run in the last 3:14 minutes of the game. The Wizards had 111-106 lead but couldn’t hold off the surging Bobcats. Washington has lost the last 3 of 4 games to the Bobcats. John Wall logged 33:00 minutes going for 8-17 field goals and 8-9 free throws for 25 points. He also had 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 24:40 minutes, scoring 11 points on 5-9 shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
Golden State Warriors (39-30) 93 – New Orleans Hornets (22-46) 72
Anthony Davis-Center-New Orleans
Darius Miller-Forward-New Orleans
New Orleans continues to struggle, losing by 19 to Stephen Curry (who scored 30 points) and the Golden State Warriors. They were outshot 50 percent to 33 percent. Anthony Davis played almost 32 minutes going for 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Darius Miller logged over 35 minutes for 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Denver Nuggets (46-22) 119 – Chicago Bulls (36-30) 118
The game tonight gave Denver their 12th consecutive win, led by reserve Wilson Chandlers 35 points. It was close throughout and the score was even at the end of regulation. With 7.1 seconds left, Denver’s Andre Iguodalas’s 3 pointer sealed the game. Nazr Mohammed only played 4:22 minutes scoring 2 points and having 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Marquis Teague logged 3:38 minutes for 1 rebound.
Memphis Grizzlies (45-21) 92 – Minnesota Timberwolves (23-42) 77
Even though Memphis held the lead at the half 45-39, they came out a lot more aggressive in the 3rd quarter outscoring Minnesota 29-14. They scored 9 straight points to open the quarter going on a 13-2 run and the Timberwolves never recovered. Tayshaun Prince logged a little over 34 minutes going for a season high 14 rebounds with 12 points and 4 assists.
Phoenix Suns (23-45) 99 – Los Angeles Lakers (36-33) 76
Jodie Meeks-Guard-Los Angeles
The Lakers are really feeling the loss of Kobe Bryant as they were routed by the Phoenix Suns Monday night, 99-76. Phoenix broke a 4 game losing streak by outscoring the Lakers 28-10 in the 4th quarter. The Lakers only shot 19 percent in the 4th quarter. Jodie Meeks was in the starting lineup tonight logging 33:28 minutes for 3-9 shooting. He had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
New York Knicks (39-26) 90 – Utah Jazz (34-33) 83
New York beat Utah 113-84 in-game one and they were able to beat them in-game two 90-83 without their star player, Carmelo Anthony, braking their 4 game losing streak. New York got a spark from reserve J.R. Smith who scored a game high 20 points. Utah’s Enes Canter logged 14:33 minutes going for 5 points and 2 rebounds.
One quick note: The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons, 119-82. The Nets Keith Bogans did not play, listed as a coach’s decision. Detroit’s Brandon Knight did not play due to a left ankle sprain.