Mar 23, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) goes up for a dunk during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Time Warner Cable Arena. Detroit defeated Charlotte 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 3/25 Edition


There was a total of nine former Kentucky Wildcats playing in last night’s NBA games, as DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, Keith Bogans, Enes Kanter, Marquis Teague, Nazr Mohammed, DeAndre Liggins and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all took the floor.  Let’s take a look at how each player did individually.

Miami Heat 109 – Charlotte Bobcats 77

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Charlotte Bobcats took on the tough task of facing the nearly unbeatable Miami Heat last night.  Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists.  The Bobcats got blown out in this one, 109 to 77, stretching the Heat winning streak to 26 games.

Philadelphis 76ers 117 – Sacramento Kings 103

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento 
  • Patrick Patterson, Forward, Sacramento 
  • Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento

Three former Cats suited up for the Sacramento Kings last night, against he Philadelphia 76ers.  DeMarcus Cousins finished with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists in a game he was plagued by foul trouble throughout.  Patrick Patterson had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals off the bench.  Chuck Hayes did not check into last night’s game, making it the second game in a row that Hayes has not played. The 76ers beat the Kings by the score of 117 to 103.

Dallas Mavericks 113 – Utah Jazz 108

  • Enes Kanter, Center, Utah

Utah Jazz center and former Cat Enes Kanter continues to be one of the best big men in the NBA that come off the bench.  Last night against the Dallas Mavericks, Kanter played 21 minutes, scoring 17 points, pulling down 4 rebounds, dishing out an assist and getting a steal as well.  The Mavericks got the win over the Jazz 113 to 108.

Chicago Bulls 104 – Minnesota Timberwolves 97

  • Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago
  • Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago

Two former Cats played in last night’s Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game, both fot the Bulls.  Nazr Mohammed got the start again for the injured Joakim Noah and finished with 4 points, 10 rebounds and a steal.  Marquis Teague did not check into last night’s game.  The Bulls came away with the win against the Timberwolves, 104 to 97.

Brooklyn Nets 102 – Phoenix Suns 100

  • Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn

Keith Bogans got pushed into the starting role last night against the Phoenix Suns due to multiple injuries for the Brooklyn Nets.  Bogans finished with only 3 points, 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.  The shorthanded Nets got the win over the Suns, 102 to 100.

Oklahoma City Thunder 103 – Portland Trailblazers 83

  • DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City

The final former Kentucky Wildcat in action last night was DeAndre Liggins of the Oklahoma City Thunder, taking on the Portland Trailblazers.  Liggins played only 2 minutes last night, scoring 2 points and pulling down a rebound in his short time.  The Thunder beat the Trailblazers, 103 to 83.

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