Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 2/11 Edition


February 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings defeated the Rockets 117-111. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There were a total of 11former Kentucky Wildcats playing in the NBA last night.  Patrick Patterson, DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Eric Bledsoe, Jodie Meeks, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller, Keith Bogans, Tayshaun Prince, Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins all suited up for their respective teams last night.  Let’s take a look at how each player did individually.

Sacramento Kings 117 – Houston Rockets 111

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Center, Sacramento
  • Chuck Hayes, Forward, Sacramento
  • Patrick Patterson, Forward, Houston

Three former Cats took the floor last night in the Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets game.  For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds and an assist.  Also for the Kings, Chuck Hayes had 8 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.  For the Rockets, Patrick Patterson finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.   The Kings got the win over the Rockets 117 to 111.

Memphis Grizzlies 105 – Minnesota Timberwolves 88

  • Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Memphis

Tayshaun Prince continues to work to find a comfortable role in the starting lineup for a new team for the first time in his career.  Last night for the Memphis Grizzlies against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Prince finished with 18 points, 3 rebounds and an assist.  The Grizzlies got the win over the T-Wolves, 105 to 88.

Los Angeles Clippers 102 – New York Knicks 88

  • Eric Bledsoe, Guard, Los Angeles

Chris Paul returned to the starting lineup last night after missing almost 3 weeks worth of action, which moved former Cat Eric Bledsoe to the bench to begin the game.  Bledsoe finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks in only 19 minutes.  The Clippers got the win over the New York Knicks, 102 to 88.

San Antonio Spurs 111 – Brooklyn Nets 86

  • Keith Bogans, Guard, Brooklyn

Keith Bogans played 21 minutes last night for the Brooklyn Nets against the San Antonio Spurs.  Bogans finished with 8 points, a rebound and a steal.  The Nets lost to the Spurs, 111 to 86.

Miami Heat 107 – Los Angeles Lakers 97

  • Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles

In a star-studded matchup between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers, former Cat Jodie Meeks came off the bench for the Lakers and had 6 points and 2 steals.  The Heat got the win over the Lakers, 107 to 97.

Toronto Raptors 102 – New Orleans Hornets 89

  • Anthony Davis, Forward, New Orleans
  • Darius Miller, Forward, New Orleans

Two former Cats took part in the New Orleans Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors game last night, both for the Hornets.  Anthony Davis had another rough game, finishing with only 2 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.  Darius Miller only played for 1 minute and did not accumulate any stats.  the Hornets lost to the Raptors, 102 to 89.

Oklahoma City Thunder 97 – Phoenix Suns 69

  • DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City
  • Daniel Orton, Center, Oklahoma City

The final two former Cats took part in the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns game last night, both for the Thunder.  DeAndre Liggins played 22 minutes, finishing with 2 rebounds and an assist.  Daniel Orton played 8 minutes, finishing with 5 points and a rebound.  The Thunder beat the Suns, 97 to 69.

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