Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 05-06-2013 Edition

May 5, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half in game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder: 93

Memphis Grizzlies: 91

DeAndre Liggins (SG)-Oklahoma City Thunder
Tayshaun Prince (PF)-Memphis Grizzlies

Liggins and Prince’s team squared off in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals yesterday afternoon and it lived up to all the hype. It was back and forth the entire game with big players hitting big shots through out. Noticeable absent was Russell Westbrook, the shoot first PG who was lost due to a torn meniscus in the Houston series but Kevin Durant stepped up his game, as did Kevin Martin. Despite Tayshaun’s stingy defensive ability, he couldn’t stop Durant from scoring 35. However, Tayshaun did have a decently average game for the Grizzlies. He finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Though he did miss two Technical FT’s when Nick Collison was given a Flagrant 1 for a hard foul. While Tayshaun played 35 minutes for the Grizzlies, DeAndre Liggins started the 2nd Quarter and played only 4 minutes, missing his only shot and committing a foul. I don’t he expected to play much but considering he even made the playoff roster is a testament to his potential.

Game 2 is May 7th @ 9:30 on TNT.

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