What a crazy 24 hours it has been for our Wildcats in the NBA.
Anthony Davis helps New Orleans sweep Portland
We’ve written a few posts on it since the game went final yesterday afternoon, but Anthony Davis and the (6) New Orleans Pelicans completed their sweep of the (3) Portland Trail Blazers in a 131-123 victory.
Davis finished with 47 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the win. Playoff Rondo proved he was back, as well, finishing with seven points, 16 assists, and seven rebounds. Darius Miller also added three points and four rebounds off the bench for New Orleans.
Anthony Davis stuffed the box score with 47 PTS, 11 REB, 3 BLK to lift the @PelicansNBA to Round 2 of the #NBAPlayoffs! AD (258) is just the 7th player in NBA History to total at least 250 PTS in his first eight playoff games. #SAPStatLineOfTheNight pic.twitter.com/URe70vkYnA
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) April 22, 2018
After the game, Davis complimented his teammates for fighting each night to pull off the upset.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 21, 2018
To show just how ridiculous the upset was (or how little ESPN knows about the Pelicans), all 22 NBA analysts picked New Orleans to fall in the opening round to Portland.
Every. Single. One.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 21, 2018
Bam Adebayo’s Heat fall to Sixers, down 3-1
Yesterday afternoon, the former Wildcat big man played just 16 minutes, scoring two points, five rebounds, and a block in Miami’s 106-102 loss to Philadelphia. The Heat will have to pull off a victory on the road on Tuesday, or their season will be over.
Karl-Anthony Towns cuts series deficit to 2-1
The No. 1 seed in the West got off to a ridiculous start, going up 2-0 against Minnesota in dominating fashion.
Today, former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns had something to say about any potential sweep.
Towns finished the day with 18 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in the convincing 121-105 victory.
The Timberwolves defeated the Rockets 121-105 to trim their series deficit to 2-1. A big game for Karl Anthony Towns with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 blocks. #BBN #NBAPlayoffs #AllEyesNorth pic.twitter.com/3arv0eO9iq
— ExCats (@ExCats) April 22, 2018
Eric Bledsoe’s Milwaukee Bucks tie series with Boston
It was a wild start to the series, as former Wildcat Eric Bledsoe and former Cardinal Terry Rozier found themselves in a heated rivalry with one another. After pulling off back-to-back victories, Rozier “mistakenly” called the former Cat “Drew Bledsoe,” sparking much controversey.
Soon thereafter, Bledsoe was asked about Rozier’s comments, where he responded, “I don’t even know who the (expletive) that is.”
After that, Bledsoe’s Bucks fought their way back to two consecutive victories to tie the series up.
In today’s victory, the former Wildcat finished with nine points, five assists, and two blocks. Boston and Milwaukee will play again on Tuesday night in Boston.
John Wall helps even series for Washington with Toronto
After the Raptors took a convincing two-nothing series lead over the Wizards, John Wall decided he had had enough.
He eased the bleeding with a Game Three victory, and then followed it up with a monster performance this afternoon to even the series.
The former Wildcat finished the day with 27 points, 14 assists, six rebounds, and three steals, including several big buckets when Bradley Beal fouled out with just under five minutes to go.
The highlight of the night, however, came on this ridiculous poster slam.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 22, 2018
Before long, every team in the Playoffs is going to have a superstar or two representing the Big Blue Nation.