Normally I would spend the first paragraph or two explaining to you why you should be watching former Kentucky Wildcats on the 2-week NBA League Pass Free Trial instead of the World Series, but I’m not. Granted, nothing can usurp Kansas City’s 14-inning Game 1 win – the greatest baseball game I have ever watched on TV that was almost worth a post – so you should just go ahead and change the channel.
If that doesn’t make sense, this will: 14 former Wildcats are in action tonight.
The marquee matchup is tonight at 10:30 on ESPN when the Lakers take on the Timberwolves. While most of America asks, “Really?” it’s the perfect opportunity for the BBN. Julius Randle will guard Karl-Anthony Towns (and maybe even Tayshaun Prince). Randle has something to prove after missing almost his entire rookie year due to injury, while the Big KAT is excited to be on basketball’s biggest stage. When asked before the game what it was like to open his career in front of the Staples Center’s bright lights, Karl responded, “It reminds me of Kentucky.”
Other Cats in action tonight:
Currently in Progress
John Wall has 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and a steal halfway through the 3rd quarter vs. Magic.
Nerlens Noel has 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks after one half of play vs. the Celtics.
Jodie Meeks only played 6 minutes vs. Trey Lyles and the Jazz before leaving the game to get x-rays on his foot. Trey Lyles has only played four minutes coming off the bench in his first half of play.
The Real T. Jones started for the Rockets, but has only played four minutes through the first quarter vs. the Nuggets.
Enes Kanter has 4 points and 7 rebounds in only 10 minutes of action as the Thunder take on the Spurs on ESPN.
Patrick Patterson hit a 3-pointer, grabbed a rebound and and a steal during nine minutes of first half action for the Raptor in a matchup with the Pacers.
The 10 O’Clock Nightcap
Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Archie Goodwin of the Suns vs. The Mavericks.
Rajon Rondo, Willie Cauley-Stein and Boogie’s Kings vs. the Clippers.
Anthony Davis’ Pelicans are at Portland.