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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has monster night, records first double-double in his young NBA career

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a night to remember against the Dallas Mavericks last night. Kidd-Gilchrist not only led his team to a stunning overtime win over the Mavs, but he also recorded his first NBA career double-double. Kidd-Gilchrist was in the zone last night, finishing with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks. Kidd-Gilchrist had an efficient night as well, going 8-12 from the field.  The win snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Bobcats at the hands of the Mavericks.

The high praise was rolling in from all directions for the rookie, and #2 overall draft pick last night. His coach was certainly pleased. “I think everybody that has been watching all of our games says that MKG gets a little bit better and then all of a sudden he had what you would call a breakout game,” Dunlap said.

“I think realistic expectations are that he can do what he is going to do on the boards. He is a very good defender. The third part of his game is indescribable. He just does little intangibles, passes the ball in close quarters, gets an extra hand on the ball to keep it alive on the offensive glass,” Dunlap continued.

Teammate Kemba Walker was very complimentary as well. Walker called Kidd-Gilchrist’s performance unbelievable. “He wasn’t a rookie tonight at all,” Walker said. 

Congratulations to former Wildcat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the first of many exceptionally strong games in the NBA last night.


Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

21 Comments for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has monster night, records first double-double in his young NBA career

  1. Dear UL and IU fans, We are national champions; you are not. The end.
    8:44 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Scary part is that he and Davis are like 8-10 years from peaking.

  2. kobe wan kenobi
    8:46 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Got to watch most of the game last night….Mkg’s motor was infectious, but I guess we all could’ve seen that coming! The coolest thing was watching the one-on-one battle between he and Vince Carter. Vince, while never known for giving much of a sh*t about anything, can still fill it up when the spirit moves him. He was noticeably perturbed early by the rook’s physical d, and went at him the rest of the night, a couple of times letting MKG know about it after scores. Hell, I even saw him aggressively deny MKG the ball on the other end a few times…Vince Carter hadn’t done that since 2001. In the end, the Bobcats still don’t have anybody an NBA defense has to fear (double team), but at least this year they have a few actual NBA-caliber players on their roster. Last year’s squad looked like a D league team.

  3. nassau65
    8:46 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    i miss that kid already

  4. Head Bussa
    8:50 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    That’s good for MKG. We need to get more pressing matters though — like demanding the hire of Bobby Petrino at UK! This story today from the Courier-Journal highlights one of the main reasons a Petrino hire could be a homerun. James Quick, one of the nation’s very best players, says a Petrino hire is really the only one that intrigues him and that he could see himself at UK with Petrino. Here it is:

  5. CJ23
    9:11 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    MKG is the man, now WTH is the ref looking at?

  6. Michael
    9:17 am November 11, 2012 Permalink


  7. Puddle of Mudd
    9:19 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I love they way you look at me, I love the way you smack my a$$

  8. Joe b is the savior
    9:21 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Your move Mitch! Here is I a positive article on Bobby. I know that’s not allowed on this site.

  9. Kevin C.
    9:24 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    MKG…. Make Kemba Gush

  10. Jordan PLEASE...
    9:29 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Find MKG some better shoes…those Air Jordan’s are hideous!!

  11. Jordan PLEASE...
    9:30 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Check out the +\- on the Bobcat games…MKG is almost always the leader, sometimes the only Bobcat with a plus. All of those things that don’t show up in a box score show up I+\-

  12. Hey Vince Carter!
    9:33 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    How’s MKGs ass taste?

  13. Oogie
    9:42 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody know where a replay of the Bobcats-Mavs game can be found?

  14. James K
    9:46 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    …says Kemba. Oh, to be young again, right? Kemba still plays like a rookie, and he’s into his second year. I never cared for that guy.

  15. Joe Diesel
    9:50 am November 11, 2012 Permalink


  16. Here we go now
    10:22 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Tell us something we didnt already know about MKG. He is a coaches dream.

    MKG shitz character! 🙂

    I am NOT a Petrino fan. He is everything MKG is not.

  17. Floyd
    10:37 am November 11, 2012 Permalink


  18. goUKats
    11:11 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Me and my son have season tickets for Charlotte Bobcat games,and believe me we have enjoyed watching MKG (as he is referred to)play.I can understand why Kentucky fans who watched him play at Rupp last year were so high on him.

    Can you imagine how excited the UK fan base would have beem if MKG and Davis returned for ine more year.As Dookie V says,”Awsome baby!”

  19. Ekycat
    11:26 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like MKG is giving birth to an arsehole baby!

  20. Yngvie Malmsteen.
    11:30 am November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Great job MKG.

  21. Catblue in LR
    10:23 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    How much do they pay those NBA refs to look in the stands while the ball is in play?