Former Wildcats in the NBA: 3/16 Edition


Mar 15, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts to block the shot of Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

Yesterday in the NBA they was 10 games played with 6 of the games having at least one former Kentucky Wildcat on the roster. There was a total of 6 Wildcats that seen action yesterday. Here is a quick recap of last night’s action around the league.

Toronto Raptors 92 – Charlotte Bobcats 78

The game stayed pretty close all game until the last few minutes as the Raptors would go on to win by 14. Raptors was lead by Rudy Gay who scored 28 points, Amir Johnson had 12 points and a career high 21 rebounds.
Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF played 28 minutes went 2 -12 for 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 turnovers and 2 steals.

Washington Wizards 96 – New Orleans Hornets 87

Mar 15, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) shoots as New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) and guard Greivis Vasquez (21) look on during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the Hornets 96 – 87. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

This was another pretty good and close game till late in the fourth quarter. The big highlight of the game was John Wall. So far this season Wall was 3-20 3 pointers and 3-42 last year but last night he was 3-3 and stroking med range shots. In the first half he showed the NBA that he did not have to attack the basket to score as he hit from 19’, 15’, 24’, 26’ and 23’. Wall was 9-12 on shots over 13’ and shot 80% which is the best night he has ever had in the NBA with over six shots taken. John Wall led the Wizards to their first win over the Hornets at home since 2008.

Wizards: John Wall PG 34 min, 12-15 FG, 3-3 3 pointers, 2-2 FT, 4 reb, 9 AST, 2 ST, 3 TO, 29 Points.

Hornets: Anthony Davis PF 16 min, 4-8 FG, 8-8 FT, 7 rebounds and 16 points. Anthony Davis had a good night stat wise but foul trouble kept him on the bench for most of the night and would later foul out.

Daruis Miller SF DNP coach’s decision

LA Lakers 99 – Indiana Pacers 93

Kobie Bryant only play 12 minutes and did not score for his first scoreless game since 9 years ago, but the rest of the Lakers stepped up (excluding Jodie Meeks) and the Pacers only shot 37% from the field. Lakers squeak out with 7 point win over the Pacers.
Lakers: Jodie Meeks SG 22 mins, 0-7 FG, 0-3 3 pointers, 4 rebs and 2 steals.

Orlando Magic 104 – Oklahoma City Thunder 117

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the OKC to a win over the Magic. OKC was dominate for most of the game and had a huge led but the Magic caught up in the fourth quarter. OKC would then close the final two and half minutes of the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to win by 13.

Magic: Doron Lamb played four minutes and had one turn over.

Memphis Grizzlies 80 – Denver Nuggets 87

Mar 15, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) shoots the ball during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the hottest teams in the western conference played last night. This was a close game through out but Iguodala sealed the game for the Nuggets with a steal and a dunk in the last few seconds of the game.

Grizzlies: Tayshaun Prince SF 35 mins, 5-13 fg, 1 – 4 3 pointers, 4 rebs, 3 ast and 11 points.

  Chicago Bulls 113 – Golden State Warriors 95

The Bulls outscored the Warriors 38 -17 in the third and led by as much as 36 in the fourth quarter before both teams cleared the benches. The Bulls snap a 5 game losing road streak as they bet the Warriors by 18.

Bulls: Nazr Mohammed C 16 , 2 -3 FG, 4 rebs, 1 steal, 1 ast and 4 points.

Written by: Blue Brandon

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