Jan 10, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter of a game at New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 1-11-2014 Edition

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.





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