Dec 14, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball around Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison (2) in the second quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 12-15-2013 Edition

Last night there were a total of eight former Kentucky Wildcats that played in the NBA.  Let’s take a look at how each of them performed.

Los Angeles Clippers 113 – Washington Wizards 97

-John Wall, Guard, Washington

Although the Wizards shot 49.4% from the field, the Clippers shot an even better 56.5%.  The Clippers’ hot shooting allowed them to run away with the victory.  Wall had a double-double with 24 points, 12 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal.

Los Angeles Lakers 88 – Charlotte Bobcats 85

-Jodie Meeks, Guard, Lakers

Despite shooting just 39% from the field, the Lakers scored the last nine points of the game to come back and win.  Kobe Bryant had a nice game with 21 points and Jodie Meeks finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal.

Toronto Raptors 99 – Chicago Bulls 77

-Patrick Patterson, Forward, Toronto

-Marquis Teague, Guard, Chicago

-Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago

Chicago was able to cut Toronto’s biggest lead of 16 points down to 4.  However, they couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to take the lead.  Toronto out-shot Chicago 48.2% to 36%.  Patterson recorded 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots.  Teague, in his starting role, had 7 points, 3 assists, 3 blocked shots, and 2 steals.  Mohammed had 1 point in his 6 minutes of action.

Portland Trial Blazers 139 – Philadelphia 76ers 105

-Daniel Orton, Center, Philadelphia

Portland shot an impressive 55.9% from the field and went on a 40-15 run in the third quarter.  This gave Portland a lead of 111-79 to put the game away.  In limited action, Orton had 4 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

Dallas Mavericks 106 – Milwaukee Bucks 93

-Brandon Knight, Guard, Milwaukee

Dallas went on a 23-4 run that built a 75-47 lead that Milwaukee couldn’t come back from.  Knight had 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist.

San Antonio Spurs 100 – Utah Jazz 84

-Enes Kanter, Center, Utah

Utah faced a 19-point deficit at halftime and couldn’t come back as they shot just 39.3% from the field.  Kanter had 3 points, 2 blocked shots, and a rebound in the losing effort.


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