Even though the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats disappointed fans by finding themselves on the wrong end of 19-point blowout at the hands of Florida and the UK women’s team came up just short of Tennessee in today’s SEC Championship, four of Kentucky’s best NBA players had a Sunday to remember.
Jodie Meeks led the afternoon with a career high 42 points on 6-11 three-point shooting and a perfect 14-14 from the free throw line (the same FT performance he put on as a Wildcat in his 54-point game in Knoxville) in a 114-110 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He became the first Laker guard not named Kobe Bryant to score 40+ points in a game since 1995.
Anthony Davis put up huge numbers of his own in a 111-107 win for his New Orleans Pelicans over the Denver Nuggets. Davis had 32 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 blocks in 45 long minutes of play.
Anthony Davis is the youngest player with a 30p-15r-5b game since Shaquille O'Neal on Feb. 16, 1993 — 23 days before Davis was born.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 10, 2014
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins poured in 28 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, marking his 38th double-double of the season. However, his team fell on the road to the Brooklyn Nets 89-104.
Lastly, Rajon Rondo quietly recorded a spectacular double-double of his own, with 18 assists and 11 points in a zero-turnover performance. His Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-111 at home in the TD Garden.