There were a total of 16 former Kentucky Wildcats that were in action in the NBA last night. Let’s take a look at a few of them that had outstanding performances.
Phoenix Suns 109 – Portland Trail Blazers 93
>Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Phoenix
Despite shooting just 40.2% from the field, Phoenix was able to come from behind and dominate the fourth quarter in order to capture the win. Bledsoe led the way for Phoenix as he finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.
Philadelphia 76ers 111 – Boston Celtics 102
>Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston
Philadelphia only led by three points midway through the fourth quarter. However, Philadelphia went on an 11-4 run to put the game out of reach. Rondo had a great effort as he recorded a triple-double of 11 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds.
Dallas Mavericks 107 – Los Angeles Lakers 95
>Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles
This was a tight game through three quarters. Dallas went on a 14-0 run to end the third quarter and open the fourth quarter to give them enough separation, though. Meeks had 25 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Chicago Bulls 102 – Milwaukee Bucks 90
>Brandon Knight, Guard, Milwaukee
Despite shooting just 36.9% from the field, Chicago was able to pull out a victory. Knight led all scorers with 22 points and also had three rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot, and one steal.
Golden State Warriors 102 – Sacramento Kings 69
>DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
This game got out of hand quickly as the Kings shot just 32.1% from the field and the Warriors never looked back after leading by 32 points at halftime. Cousins had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Houston Rockets 111 – Oklahoma City Thunder 107
>Terrence Jones, Forward, Houston
Houston was able to hold Oklahoma City scoreless on five of their possessions in the closing minutes of the game. This allowed Houston to take the lead and win. Jones finished with a double-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocked shots.
Washington Wizards 90 – New York Knicks 89
>John Wall, Guard, Washington
Although the score was close, the Knicks were simply dominated in this game. The Knicks were outrebounded, outscored in the paint, and shot a lower percentage from the field. Wall helped carry the Wizards as he finished with 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds, and one steal.