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Today On KSR: NBA Playoffs begin for seven former Cats

Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 NBA playoffs began yesterday for seven former Cats and it was an up and down day. John Wall’s Washington Wizards lost to Toronto despite the former Cat’s 23 points and 15 assists. The bigger story from that game was the absence of Jodie Meeks who didn’t play due to a suspension.

Bam Adebayo made his playoff debut as his Heat lost to the 76ers. Adebayo scored six points and pulled down one rebound in the loss.

The bright spot from the day was the group of Cats on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans held off of furious rally by the Trail Blazers to win their first playoff game since 2011 and the first of Anthony Davis’ career. In the game, Davis had 34 points and 14 rebounds and Rajon Rondo had six points, eight rebounds and an impressive 17 assists.

Today Eric Bledsoe, Alex Poythress, Patrick Patterson, Dakari Johnson and Karl-Anthony Towns will all begin their quest for an NBA Championship.

Here is the other news you need to know to start your day:

SGA and Kevin Knox continue their tours across the state today

If you live in Eastern or Northern Kentucky, you will now have your chance to send off two fan favorites. Be sure to go an support these two!

A Former Kentucky Football player needs your help


At Friday’s Spring Football game, former Cat Rick Abren was invited to the field. A father of five, Abren worked as a flatbed truck driver following his football career. While visiting a friend in Tallahassee, he fell from a second floor balcony, which paralyzed him.

For more information on the story, you can click here.

To donate money to his family, you can text  “Urban Hope” to (77977) or by visit

Calipari continues hitting the recruiting trail


Yesterday, John Calipari met with a pair of teammates in New Jersey. Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine have played together since their freshman year of high school and many believe they will be a package deal. Lewis is ranked as the #1 small forward in the nation and Antoine is ranked as the #1 shooting guard in the class of 2019.

24/7’s Crystal Ball has Lewis as 50% Kentucky and 50% Florida, while Antoine is 78% Duke to only 11% for Kentucky.

These two would be a big time combination for Calipari to pick up. It’s no secret that the lack of chemistry early on has hurt some of his teams at Kentucky. To have two star players that are familiar with one another would be a big time benefit for Kentucky.

UK Baseball splits double-header with Georgia; wins series

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After an impressive come from behind victory on Friday night, the Kentucky comeback fell short in game one of the double-header yesterday. Game two was a different story as the Cats got a masterful pitching performance from Justin Lewis, Jimmy Ramsey, Carson Coleman and Chris Machamer.

Check out Trey’s full recap here.

Kentucky will now head to Louisville on Tuesday to try and sweep the season series with the Cardinals.

UK Softball will look to avoid sweep today

Texas A&M picked up a walkoff win over Kentucky yesterday. The team will look to avoid being swept in College Station at 3pm today before heading to Bowling Green for a midweek game against WKU.


Article written by Sam Gormley

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1 Comment for Today On KSR: NBA Playoffs begin for seven former Cats

  1. christopherharrison26
    11:32 am April 15, 2018 Permalink

    Would like to help Mr. Abren – is there a way to directly donate without using the web-site? The donation website asks for more personal info than I am willing to share.