Yesterday was big day in the NBA with 11 games being played with 5 of the games having at least one former Wildcat on the roster. There was a total of 8 former Wildcats that seen action yesterday. Here is a quick recap of last nights former Kentucky Wildcats action around the league.
Oklahoma City Thunder 97 – Orlando Magic 89
Last nights match up between the Thunder and Magic turned out to be a better game than most people expected. The Magic stayed with in striking distance to the Thunder throughout the game until 2:26 to go in the game. The Thunder then locked down the Magic and held them with out a field goal in the closing minutes to win by 8.
Thunder: DeAndre Liggins 4 Mins, 0-1 FG
Daniel Orton DNP Coach’s decision
Magic: Doron Lamb 1 Min, 1-1 FG, 2 points.
Miami Heat 103 – Detroit Pistons 89
Detroit lead for a majority of the game but the Heat, take over in the 4th quarter to win their 25th in a row.
Detriot: Brandon Knight DNP Left Ankle Injury
New Orleans Hornets 90 - Memphis Grizzlies 83
Robin Lopez and Anthony Davis had great nights to help pull out a win over the Grizzlies. Memphis lead for most of the first half but Lopez scored 8 straight in the third and helped the Hornets pull away. Memphis then in the fourth quarter made a huge push but Robin Lopez had a huge put back and a pair free throws in the final 1:11 to seal the victory for the Hornets.
Hornets: Anthony Davis 37 Mins, 8-14 FG, 2-3 FT, 5 offensive boards, 10 defensive boards, 15 total rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 18 points.
Darius Miller 14 Mins, 1-2 FG, 2 Rebs, 3 AST, 2 STL and 7 points.
Grizzlies: Tayshaun Prince 34 Mins, 3-7 FG, 2 Rebs, 3 AST, 2 STL and 7 points.
San Antonio Spurs 104 - Utah Jazz 97 OT
Parker pushes the Spurs over the Jazz in over time. Spurs escape with a victory to give Gregg Poppovich his 900th career victory.
Jazz: Enes Katner 11 Mins, 0-4 FG, 3-4 FT, 3 Rebs and 3 points
Washington Wizards 103 - Los Angeles Lakers 100
The Lakers was up by 16 at half time but the Wizards out scored the Lakers 31-17 in the 3rd to pull with in two. John Wall and Trevor Azriza where huge in this rally that continued into the 4th quarter as the Wizards would close with a 11-2 run which included 4 clutch free throws in the final seconds by John Wall. Kobe Bryant had a chance to tie at the buzzer but missed. John Wall had a huge night dishing the ball and had six assists in the 4th quarter alone. John Wall had a great all around game that helped his team to a victory over the Lakers. Jodie Meeks also, had a very solid night for the Lakers as he shot 62.5% from the field and 60% from behind the three-point line.
Wizards: John Wall 44 Mins, 9-19 FG, 6-8 FT, 6 REB, 16 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO, 24 points.
Lakers: Jodie Meeks 24 Mins, 5-8 FG, 3-5 3 pointers, 3-3 FT and 16 points.
Written by: Blue Brandon