Tuesday in the NBA is normally a pretty busy schedule and with that, several former Kentucky Wildcats were busy but not many were victorious. The night featured DNP Coach’s Decisions for the Boston Celtics Keith Bogans, Orlando Magic Doron Lamb and Philadelphia 76ers’ Daniel Orton.
The Charlotte Bobcats won 3/4 quarters but they were blasted in the 3rd. Absolutely pasted. And after a hot start to his 1st half, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cooled off significantly due a combination of the Hawks D, their explosive 3rd quarter and having to climb back in. Even with the loss, MKG and his Bobcats are just one game under .500, 7 games in but with this bunch, that’s decent. Still, in the loss MKG finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists though he only took 1 shot in the second half.
Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are RED HOT! They’ve started the season 8-0 for the first time in team history and the Memphis Grizzlies didn’t stand a chance. On the season, Tayshaun Prince is averaging only 6.3 PPG which is half his career average (12.6) and if he doesn’t pick up the pace, the Grizz are going to continue to suffer. He only scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Perhaps if his aggressiveness picks up, his and the team’s season can turn around.
Toronto Raptors 104
Terrence Jones had a whale of a game. His energy and aggressiveness were unmatched and it justified his 32 minutes of game time and he played all of them under offensive control, only attempting 7 shots. His defense was spectacular as he picked up 4 blocks to go with his 7 points and 10 rebounds. Houston is now 5-3.
Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz could be looking for a new head coach soon if they don’t right this ship. The loss to the Nuggets dropped the Jazz 0-8 and there isn’t much relief coming in the West. Though Enes has started every game this season and played well, their overall team isn’t good enough to win since they’ve traded away their best players. Kanter finished with 12 points and 4 rebounds in 33 minutes.