May 1, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins (25) attempts a shot against Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (12) during the second half in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 05-02-2013 Edition

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Terrence Jones, PF-Houston Rockets
DeAndre Liggins, SF-Oklahoma City Thunder

Last night featured former teammates Terrence Jones of the Houston Rockets and DeAndre Liggins of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In what was supposed to be a white wash of a series for the Thunder, everything changed after Russell Westbrook went down in Game Two with a torn meniscus after a steal attempt by Patrick Beverly. As a result of the injury, others had to step up and one of them was DeAndre Liggins. Having played in the D-League sporadically for much of the season, Liggins has been called on for his tough defense, ala Tayshaun Prince in 2003 with the Pistons. The following year Tayshaun would be an instrumental part of the Detroit’s NBA Title. Liggins is looking to be that guy.

During the game, Chris Webber had this to say about Liggins defense:

Terrence Jones didn’t see any action while DeAndre Liggins finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a block in 18 minutes on the floor.

Game 6 is Friday May 3rd @ 9:30 PM on ESPN.

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