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Darius Miller will start for the Hornets tonight

Austin Rivers sprained his ankle while not passing the ball in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the Mavericks, so Darius Miller will get the start tonight for the Hornets. It’s the former Wildcat’s first start in the league and it’s coming against two of his former teammates in Patrick Patterson and Terrence Jones.

Darius has played well for New Orleans through the first six preseason games. He’s hit an 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and he’s averaging 5.5 points per game in 14 minutes.

Didn’t start at Kentucky, starting for the New Orleans Hornets. That sounds about right.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

27 Comments for Darius Miller will start for the Hornets tonight



  1. Kidnut
    1:51 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    “Austin Rivers sprained his ankle while not passing the ball in the second quarter” I love that quote…well done



  2. Badams
    1:55 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I see Miller as a James Posey type pf player. A reliable role player who is a threat from the 3pt line, but a better defender. Not to mention, but at driving to the basket. He will keep defenses honest while he’s out there. I’m lovin hearin that he’s doin well.



  3. Betty
    1:58 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Love D-Mill! So happy for him!



  4. Jax Teller
    2:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    #KentuckyEffect



  5. helmetguy
    2:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    YEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!



  6. ibleedblue4UK
    2:09 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats to Darius! I was very happy to see him go to a young & upcoming Hornets team. He has the potential and impact to be a great contributor and teammate for them. He has gone down as one of my favorite Cats to ever wear the blue & white



  7. fireant
    2:12 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Knock it out DM.



  8. jpbky2
    2:18 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Who would have thought three years ago that Darius Miller would play more NBA games than Chris Lofton?



  9. Vote for Kodos 2012
    2:20 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    8 – who would have thought the same thing yet more than scotty hopson?



  10. bnclay
    2:23 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    8 didn’t Loften play several preseason games couple of years ago before being cut?



  11. wilDCat
    2:39 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    And who would have thought that Jorts might get himself a ring playing with Lebron? But seriously, this is great for Darius, he’s earned it.



  12. Syrin
    2:51 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Darius is one of my favorite UK players. I hope he is the reason Austin Rivers ends up sitting on the bench the rest of the season. GO DARIUS !!



  13. Women Everywhere
    2:52 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Ooooh, LOVin the beard D!!!



  14. Devastation INC
    2:54 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Go get’em big D.



  15. Earache
    2:56 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Go get ’em Miller. #BBN is proud of you!!!



  16. jesse
    3:04 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    the game is scheduled to be played on nbatv tonight at 8



  17. emlang08
    3:06 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    THE FIRST AND LAST SENTENCES ARE ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!



  18. srogers32
    3:10 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I am going to the game in new orleans tonight. Go Big Blue



  19. bung
    3:12 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    while not passing…LOL



  20. St. Paul Raiders
    3:26 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    12- Unfortunately that won’t happen regardless of performance. Rivers will be given every opportunity to succeed based on his draft position alone. Sucks, but it’s true.



  21. FK Cat
    3:52 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    They aren’t playing the Mavericks (Dallas) they are playing the Rockets (Houston).



  22. HackRichards
    3:55 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Makes a Kentucky boy proud! Best of Luck Darius!



  23. Big Blue 66
    3:58 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    20. youre right but the NBA dont play around, not near as bad as the NFL when it comes to high draft picks. Rivers will have to be beat out of the position, but they will end up replacing him if he cant hang. personally I think Rivers will struggle. Darius is a man



  24. Me
    3:59 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Whens the last time you saw 4 of the 10 starters in an nba team that played for the same scool and coach in college. A coach that had only been there for 3 years! Domination. Im not saying its never happened before but it has to be rare. Can you imagine what the nba is going to be like in 5 years?



  25. Me
    3:59 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Nba game* not team



  26. Jacob
    4:34 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I have to watch this! is there anyway to watch this online? NBA TV? Ill pay! Anything haha



  27. buzzard
    5:06 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’m a big fan of Darius… Rivers….not so much
    GO BIG BLUE!!!