There were a multitude of games around the NBA last night. A total of 11 former Kentucky Wildcats were in action for their respective teams. Let’s take a look at how each of them performed.
Dallas Mavericks 107 – New Orleans Pelicans 90
>Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
>Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans
This was a close game in the first half as Dallas only led by four points with three minutes left in the half. However, with increased defensive pressure and shooting 52.6% from the field, Dallas increased its lead to 24 points with six minutes left in the third. New Orleans was unable to recover from the deficit. Anthony Davis had a double-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds, five blocked shots, two steals, and an assist. Miller contributed with four points.
Sacramento Kings 103 – Orlando Magic 83
>DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
>Doron Lamb, Guard, Orlando
The Kings held the Magic to just 33.3% shooting from the field and shot 51.2% themselves. Cousins led the Kings to the blowout victory by recording his ninth straight double-double with 24 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and a blocked shot. Lamb didn’t record any statistics in his five minutes of action.
Cleveland Cavaliers 113 – Utah Jazz 102
>Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
Cleveland pulled away in this one with a 13-2 run to end the third quarter. Cleveland outshot the Jazz 54.2% to 48.1% and snapped a four-game losing streak with the win. Kanter had a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, one blocked shot, and a steal.
Indiana Pacers 93 – Washington Wizards 66
>John Wall, Guard, Washington
The Wizards shot just 32.1% from the field, yet they only trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter. Indiana went on a 24-7 run to put the game out of reach, though. Wall finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot, and a steal.
Chicago Bulls 81 – Milwaukee Bucks 72
>Brandon Knight, Guard, Milwaukee
>Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago
Although both teams shot poorly (Bulls: 38.7%, Bucks: 31.8%), the Bulls were able to pick up their fourth straight win. Brandon Knight recorded 12 points, four rebounds, three steals, and an assist. Mohammed had four rebounds, one assists, and a steal.
Los Angeles Clippers 123 – Los Angeles Lakers 87
>Jodie Meeks, Guard, Lakers
The Clippers blew this one open early as they went on a 21-2 run in the first quarter to put the Lakers down by 18. The Lakers poor shooting (34.5%) hindered them from making a comeback. Meeks finished with 11 points, three rebounds, and a steal.
Memphis Grizzlies 104 – Phoenix Suns 99
>Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis
Memphis guard Mike Conley led the Grizzlies to a comeback win with 31 points. Prince had three points, three rebounds, one blocked shot, and an assist.
Atlanta Hawks 83 – Houston Rockets 80
>Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
Despite outshooting and outrebounding the Hawks, the Rockets were unable to win the game. Jones had six points, eight rebounds, two assists, and a steal in the losing effort.