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Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: Wednesday Night Recap

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made is return last night as the Charlotte Bobcats took on the Philadelphia 76ers. We’re going to recap his return as well as recap how well other former Wildcats played Wednesday Night, and believe me, there were a lot of former Wildcats in play last night.


Charlotte Bobcats 92, Philadelphia 76ers 95

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist only played 17 minutes in his return from missing 6 weeks due to a broken hand. He only scored 1 point for the Bobcats, so his offensive presence wasn’t up to par in his return. He grabbed 1 rebound, 3 assists and 2 steals to wrap up his short 17 minute game.


Washington Wizards 114, Miami Heat 97

As the Washington Wizards handed the Miami Heat their third straight loss, John Wall had a team high of 25 points in his 37 minutes on the court. Wall shot 50% from the field, 7-14 from inside the arc and 3-6 from outside, while shooting 100% from the free throw line, 8-8. Wall also picked up a whopping 9 assists, 5 defensive rebounds and 1 block to wrap up a very good night against the Miami Heat.


Toronto Raptors 83, Boston Celtics 88

Both Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes played for the Toronto Raptors as they took on the Boston Celtics. Patrick Patterson played for 20 minutes, scoring 2 points, grabbing 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Wasn’t Patterson’s best game, but he is still fairly new on the Raptors roster. Chuck Hayes played for 16 minutes, also scoring 2 minutes. Hayes was also able to grab 6 rebounds in his short court time. Both were missing offensively and barely showing up defensively Wednesday night.


Milwaukee Bucks 77, Memphis Grizzlies 82

Two former Kentucky Wildcats took to the court in the game between the Bucks and the Grizzlies, one on each team. For the Bucks, Brandon Knight continued to be a boss on the court, playing 40 minutes, going 10-17 from the field and 2-2 from the free throw line for a game high of 27 points. Knight also grabbed 2 defensive rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal as he continues to shine for the Bucks.

Tayshaun Prince took center court for the Grizzlies in their loss to the Bucks. Playing for 25 minutes, Prince scored a mediocre 8 points, going 2-7 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. Prince also picked up 2 rebounds, 1 assist and a block to wrap up his night.


Sacramento Kings 111, Minnesota Timberwolves 108

Demarcus Cousins is becoming one of the best players in the NBA. Against the Timberwolves, Cousins played for 34 minutes, scoring 20 points. Cousins went 9-19 from the field and 2-2 from the free throw line. Cousins picked up a sold 11 rebounds and blocked one shot to wrap up his game for the Kings in their win against the Timberwolves.


Houston Rockets 103, New Orleans Hornets 100

An unprecedented 3 former Wildcats played in this game, all for at least 30 minutes, Terrence Jones for the Rockets, Darius Miller and Anthony Davis for the Hornets.

Terrence Jones is continuing to surprise people and shine for the Houston Rockets. Jones played for 41 minutes and was one point from the team high with his 25 points scored. Jones went 10-17 from the field and 5-10 from the free throw line (Oh, free throw woes). Jones also grabbed 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and turned on his inner Anthony Davis and blocked 6 shots to wrap up the Rockets win against the Hornets.

Darius Miller played for a whopping 30 minutes for the Hornets last night, although only picking up 2 points, going 1-6 from the field. Miller, however was a defensive monster, grabbing 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in his 30 minutes on the court for the Hornets.

Anthony Davis had a pretty mediocre night. Davis played for 31 minutes, going 8-13 from the field and 8-11 from the free throw line, scoring 24 points. Davis grabbed 7 rebounds, 2 steals and only 1 block while he was on the court for the Hornets, not one of his best, but a solid night for Davis.


Utah Jazz 105, San Antonio Spurs 109

Enes Kanter started off the bench for the Jazz in their loss to the Spurs, yet scored a team high of 25 points in his 27 minutes on the court. Kanter went 12-15 from the field and 1-1 from the free throw line. Kanter was big defensively, too, grabbing 11 rebounds and two steals for the Jazz in their close loss to the Spurs.


Los Angeles Lakers 114, Phoenix Suns 121

Eric Bledsoe is still out for the Suns with his knee injury and Archie Goodwin had a relatively awful night, playing 8 minutes and missing all of his shot attempts, however he did pick up 2 pretty solid assists in the Suns win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

There was still another former Wildcat in play and he had a really good night. Jodie Meeks is still starting for the Lakers and is shining. Playing for a 43 minutes, Meeks picked up 14 points, going 5-9 from the field, 1-4 from beyond the arc and 3-3 from the free throw line. Meeks also had a solid night with 2 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal to wrap up the close loss against the Suns.


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