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BBNBA: Booker and Miller explode, Rondo returns


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There were plenty of teams in action last night including several great performances from former Cats. Devin Booker popped off for 37 points in a loss against the Lakers. John Wall had a great shooting night, scoring 21 points on 8-9 shooting to go along nine assists. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins had solid performances for their standards but Darius Miller stole the show, scoring a career high 21 points on 5-8 three-pointers. Rajon Rondo also made his return from injury in four minutes of action. The Bucks are now 3-0 with Eric Bledsoe in the lineup.

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Anthony Davis114-107 W vs. OKC369-19 (0-1)153027+644
DeMarcus Cousins114-107 W vs. OKC187-17 (0-5)94313-1326
Jamal Murray114-98 W @ SAC186-10 (1-3)21001+1324
Karl Anthony-Towns102-118 L @ CHA185-10 (0-3)122011-1130
John Wall99-88 W @ MIL155-13 (1-3)16002+331
Eric Bledsoe88-99 L vs. WAS146-13 (1-4)32623+135
De'Aaron Fox98-114 L vs. DEN124-9 (1-1)35103-932
Enes Kanter107-85 W vs. LAC123-4 (0-0)161212+2132
Darius Miller114-107 W vs. OKC114-5 (3-4)74002+2621
Trey Lyles114-98 W @ SAC83-7 (2-4)61001+1418
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist118-102 W vs. MIN84-12 (0-0)31022+1332
DeAndre Liggins88-99 L vs. WAS62-5 (2-3)02000-1617
Skal Labissiere98-114 L vs. DEN52-6 (0-0)41011-412
Rajon Rondo114-107 W vs. OKC42-4 (0-1)28101-1930
Willie Cauley-Stein98-114 L vs. DEN21-7 (0-1)50001-622
Andrew Harrison92-100 L vs. POR00-3 (0-0)00010-43
Malik Monk118-102 W vs. MIN0000000-11
Patrick Patterson107-114 L @ NOP00-1 (0-0)00001-1812
Dakari Johnson107-114 L @ NOP00-2 (0-0)10000-53
Alex Poyhtress105-97 W @ ORLDNP----------------
Nerlens Noel102-110 L vs. BOSDNP----------------

News

There were nine games in action last night, with four of them having to be decided within the final minute. The most interesting Wildcat news was the skirmish between LeBron James and Enes Kanter. LeBron has been in the news for criticizing the New York Knicks recent draft choice and Enes Kanter was the first to defend his franchise. When things got heated during the game, Kanter was the first to back him up, once again.

Highlights

 

Tonight in the NBA

Another quiet Tuesday night in the NBA with only three games on the schedule. The only wildcat to play will be Nerlens Noel (he’s hardly getting any minutes, but it’s hardly his fault) and the game to watch is the Toronto Raptors taking on the scorching hot Houston Rockets and my current MVP frontrunner, James Harden.

7:30: Celtics @ Nets

8:00: Raptors @ Rockets

8:30 Spurs @ Mavericks (Noel)

Player to watch

Since Nerlens is the only UK player in action tonight, I’ll nominate him as my player to watch. Nerlens has been in an interesting situation with the Mavericks. And by interesting, I mean painfully awkward. He’s a player that obviously deserves more playing time but there’s something going on behind the scenes that is preventing him from getting the minutes he deserves. Here’s to hoping he gets traded sometime soon so he can shine, but also to more than 15 minutes of action tonight.

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Article written by Zack Geoghegan