There were a total 10 former Kentucky Wildcats in action for the NBA last night. Let’s take a look at how each of them performed.
Portland Trail Blazers 102 – Utah Jazz 94
>Enes Kanter, Center, Utah
The Jazz had this game under control until the Trail Blazers went on a 10-0 run to begin the fourth quarter. The Jazz would never gain the lead again. Kanter had a nice double-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and a steal.
Charlotte Bobcats 90 – New Orleans Pelicans
>Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
>Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
Despite shooting under 40% from the field, the Bobcats had a 13-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter. The Pelicans would tie the game at 84, but the Bobcats pulled through in the end. Kidd-Gilchrist had seven points, nine rebounds, two steals, and an assist. Davis finished with a double-double of 18 points, 13 rebounds, four blocked shots, and four assists.
Los Angeles Lakers 101 – Boston Celtics 92
>Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
>Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
Although the Lakers trailed by 11 points to begin the fourth quarter, they outshot the Celtics 48.2% to 39.2% on their way to a comeback victory. Meeks recorded 16 points, one rebound, and one assist. Rondo had six points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and a steal in the losing effort.
Phoenix Suns 106 – San Antonio Spurs 85
>Archie Goodwin, Guard, Phoenix
The Suns went on a 19-0 run in the second quarter to open up a sizable lead. They outshot the Spurs 51.2% to 34.9%. Goodwin totaled nine points, three rebounds, and a blocked shot.
Toronto Raptors 98 – Cleveland Cavaliers 91
>Patrick Patterson, Forward, Toronto
The Raptors took a double-digit lead after going on a 30-10 run that began in the third quarter. Patterson had two three-pointers during that run. Patterson finished the night with eight points, five rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Chicago Bulls 117 – Denver Nuggets 89
>Nazr Mohammed, Center, Chicago
The Bulls shot 50.0% from the field and had the game out of reach as they led by 23 points at halftime. Mohammed had six points, two rebounds, and an assist.
Memphis Grizzlies 102 – Los Angeles Clippers 96
>Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis
The Grizzlies picked up their fourth straight victory as they outshot the Clippers 48.3% to 38.8%. Prince recorded two points, four assists, two rebounds, and a steal.
Orlando Magic 129 – New York Knicks 121 (2OT)
>Doron Lamb, Guard, Orlando
The Knicks led 96-88 midway through the fourth quarter, but the Magic went on a 10-0 run to stay in the game and force overtime. Carmelo Anthony had 44 points, which included all eight of the Knicks’ points in the second overtime. Lamb had two points in two minutes of playing time.