Apr 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed (48) shoots past Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the United Center. Chicago won 79-76. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 04-26-2013 Edition

Eric Bledsoe (PG)-Los Angeles Clippers

Tayshaun Prince (SF)-Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies-94 Los Angeles Clippers-82

Tayshaun Prince-  Well Tayshaun may be happy to be back in the NBA Playoffs but his team can’t be happy with his production as Starter.  Fortunately numbers don’t tell the whole story.  For example, last night Prince finished with 2 points, 2 steals, a TO, and a rebound but the Grizzlies had a +11 differential with him on the court.  As a result, Memphis cruised to its first win of the series, taking down Bledsoe and the Clippers.  Speaking of Bledsoe, after his fantastic first two games, last night he didn’t see much action.  Contrary to Chris Paul saying the Clippers won’t be able to afford Bledsoe when his new deal comes up, he’s not being fully utilized it doesn’t appear.  In 14 minutes last night, he had one rebound, steal and turnover while dropping 3 dimes.  (2-1 Clippers)

Nazr Mohammed (C)- Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls-79 Brooklyn Nets-76

Contrary to Charles Barkley’s surprise, Nazr is, in fact, still alive.  Though I grant Sir Charles this, Mohammed is pretty old.  Funny thing is that no one seems to have told him.  He’s been playing some of his best basketball during the last 1/3 of the season due to injuries.  In the playoffs thus far, he’s averaging 4 points, 3 rebounds and a block.  Last night he finished with 5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and only 1 TO.  Not too bad for a dead man.  Oh yeah, and the Bulls get their first win of the series (2-1 Brooklyn)

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