With an abundance of games happening in the NBA last night, several former Kentucky Wildcats were in action. There was a total 13 former Cats that played last night. Let’s take a look at how each of them performed.
Houston Rockets 105 – Golden State Warriors 83
-Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
Houston was able to win big by holding the Warriors to season lows in field-goal percentage (35.5%) and three-point field-goal percentage (12.5%). Jones played well as he acquired a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 3 steals, and and assist.
Milwaukee Bucks 109 – Washington Wizards 105 (OT)
-Brandon Knight, Guard, Milwaukee
-John Wall, Guard, Washington
This game went back and forth, especially towards the end. Milwaukee was able to force overtime and the Wizards missed all six of their overtime shots to hand Milwaukee the win. Knight finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Wall had 30 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, and 2 steals.
Los Angeles Lakers 106 – Sacramento Kings 100
-Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
-DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
-Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
-Patrick Patterson, Forward, Sacramento
Meeks led the Lakers as they shot nearly 50% from the field and handed Sacramento their sixth straight loss. Meeks recorded 19 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist. Cousins had a double-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a blocked shot. Hayes had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and a steal. Patterson had 2 points, 7 rebounds, and a steal.
Phoenix Suns 106 – Toronto Raptors 97
-Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Phoenix
-Archie Goodwin, Guard, Phoenix
Phoenix out-rebounded and out-shot Toronto to secure a win over them. Bledsoe had 16 points, 7 assists, 1 blocked shot, and a rebound. Goodwin finished with 2 points, 4 rebounds, and a blocked shot.
Portland Trail Blazers 130 – Utah Jazz 98
-Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
Portland shot an impressive 55.4% from the field and 73.9% from three-point range. Portland held the Jazz to just 6-29 shooting in the third quarter to expand their lead. Kanter recorded 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals.
New York Knicks 121 – Orlando Magic 83
-Doron Lamb, Guard, Orlando
The Knicks shot 53% from the field and went on multiple runs throughout the game to win by a large deficit. Lamb had 4 points.
Charlotte Bobcats 105 – Philadelphia 76ers 88
-Daniel Orton, Center, Philadelphia
Charlotte opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run and never looked back. They also out-shot Philadelphia 46.2% to 40.2%. Orton had 2 rebounds and an assist in his limited action. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to be out for Charlotte for 4-6 weeks with an injury to his left hand.
Oklahoma City Thunder 109 – New Orleans Pelicans 95
-Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
New Orleans fell flat in the second half and were out-shot 50.6% to 37.5%. In his five minutes of play, Miller had 1 rebound. Anthony Davis is expected to miss 4-6 weeks for the Pelicans with a broken left hand.