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BBNBA: A Friday and Saturday Recap Post

(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

Good afternoon, folks. We’re recapping games from Friday night and Saturday in today’s post. Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

  • Let’s quickly cover the game lone former Wildcat who was on an NBA court Saturday. Eric Bledsoe put up a killer 33-point, 11-assist performance in a Milwaukee Bucks win over the Brooklyn Nets, just a day after being ejected not even three minutes into his game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. The win puts the Bucks only one-win from cracking the 60-win threshold and the loss puts Brooklyn in a two-way tie with the Magic for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of the Detroit Pistons.

  • The rest of this post will be covering the games from Friday night, as there were a lot of them. And, unfortunately, a lot of absent Wildcats due to various reasons.
  • But let’s start in Charlotte, where the Hornets earned a must-win victory over the Toronto Raptors to keep their playoff hopes alive. Jeremy Lamb hit a game-winning three with under four seconds left to keep the Hornets in the hunt and only two games out of the playoff picture. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 10 points, two rebounds, and three assists for Charlotte while Malik Monk contributed 10 points of his own to go along with four rebounds.
  • Kevin Knox posted 13 points and five rebounds on 5-14 shooting for the New York Knicks, who were whipped in Houston by the Rockets, 120-96.
  • In a pivotal game for Miami in Minnesota, the Heat fell 109-111 to the Timberwolves despite the anti-triple-double stat line of 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 turnovers from Karl-Anthony Towns. Bam Adebayo registered eight points, four rebounds, and four steals for Miami, who currently sit a whole game behind Detroit for the final playoff spot out East.
  • The Sacramento Kings were without Willie Cauley-Stein in its loss against the Utah Jazz as the former Kentucky big man sat out with what was listed as “personal reasons” and it is believed to be a serious family issue, according to NBC Sports. His status for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans is unknown. The Kings were also without De’Aaron Fox for the majority of the game after he was sidelined with an ankle injury sustained in the first half. Fox played only seven minutes and scored four points. The injury isn’t believed to be serious and he’s listed as probable for Sunday night, but with the Kings’ playoff hopes already dead, there might be not much of a reason for him to play the last few games on a bum ankle.
  • In Phoenix, the Devin Booker-less Suns knocked off the New Orleans PeliCats in extra time, 133-126, who were without both Anthony Davis (back) and Darius Miller (hip) for the third straight game. Miller will likely miss the rest of the season while Davis could play on Sunday. Booker has also been shut down for the remainder of the regular season. But Julius Randle did play and dammit he played great. Randle posted a BBNBA high for Friday with 31 points on 13-24 shooting while also pulling in 14 boards.

  • The Denver Nuggets were led by 23 points from Jamal Murray on its way to a 119-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Murray shot 7-15 from the field and also added four rebounds and six assists in the process. Enes Kanter shot an efficient 12-17 from the field for 24 points and seven rebounds for the Blazers.
  • DeMarcus Cousins sat out the Warriors NBA Finals rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to rest ahead of the playoffs while Brandon Knight contributed six points, three rebounds, and three assists (on 3-10 shooting, however) for the Cavs.
  • And finally, in Los Angeles, we had a crosstown battle between the Clippers and Lakers with the gold-and-purple getting the best of the Clips. Rajon Rondo went for a 15-point, 12-assist double-double for the Lakers while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander posted 20 points, eight rebounds, and six assists for the Clippers.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)128-133 L vs. BKN3312-17 (5-6)411214-932
Scores from night of 4/5/19--------------------
Julius Randle (NOP)126-133 (OT) L @ PHX3113-24 (0-2)143005-1438
Enes Kanter (POR)110-119 L @ DEN2412-17 (0-0)74002+638
Jamal Murray (DEN)119-110 W vs. POR237-15 (2-4)46100035
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC)117-122 L vs. LAL2010-19 (0-4)86111+537
Rajon Rondo (LAL)122-117 W @ LAC156-16 (3-5)612006-736
Kevin Knox (NYK)96-120 L @ HOU135-14 (1-4)50002-3530
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)111-109 W vs. MIA135-10 (1-2)1241011+628
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)113-111 W vs. TOR103-4 (2-3)23112-125
Malik Monk (CHA)111-113 L @ CHA104-8 (2-5)41010-1016
Bam Adebayo (MIA)109-111 L @ MIN84-6 (0-0)40401-732
Nerlens Noel (OKC)123-110 L vs. DET62-2 (0-0)40423+1215
Brandon Knight (CLE)114-120 L @ GSW63-10 (0-5)33000-231
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)98-119 L @ UTA42-5 (0-0)11101-167
Hamidou Diallo (OKC)123-110 L vs. DET00-000100+1>1
Patrick Patterson (OKC)123-110 L vs. DET00-1 (0-1)10001+34
Skal Labissiere (POR)110-119 L @ DENDNP-CD----------------
Trey Lyles (DEN)119-110 W vs. PORDNP-CD----------------
Jodie Meeks (TOR)111-113 L @ CHADNP-CD----------------
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)119-110 W vs. PORDNP-CD----------------
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)98-119 L @ UTADNP-Personal----------------
Devin Booker (PHX)133-126 (OT) W vs. NOPDNP-Ankle----------------
DeMarcus Cousins (GSW)120-114 W vs. CLEDNP-Rest----------------
Anthony Davis (NOP)126-133 (OT) L @ PHXDNP-Back----------------
Darius Miller (NOP)126-133 (OT) L @ PHXDNP-Hip----------------
John Wall (WAS)112-129 L vs. SASDNP-Heel----------------
Alex Poythress (ATL)113-149 L @ ORLDNP-Ankle----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

12:00 (NBATV): Heat (Adebayo) @ Raptors (Meeks)

3:00: Spurs @ Cavaliers (Knight)

3:30 (ABC): Thunder (Diallo, Noel, Patterson) @ Timberwolves (Towns)

4:00: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist-out, Monk) @ Pistons

5:00: Nets @ Pacers

6:00: Mavericks @ Grizzlies

7:00 (NBATV): Suns (Booker-out) @ Rockets

7:00: Hawks (Poythress-out) @ Bucks (Bledsoe) 

7:30: Magic @ Celtics

7:30: Wizards (Wall-out) @ Knicks (Knox)

8:30: Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander) @ Warriors (Cousins)

9:00: Nuggets (Lyles, Murray, Vanderbilt) @ Trail Blazers (Kanter, Labissiere)

9:00: Pelicans (Davis-probable, Miller-out, Randle) @ Kings (Cauley-Stein-uncertain, Fox-probable)

9:30 (NBATV): Jazz @ Lakers (Rondo)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

1 Comment for BBNBA: A Friday and Saturday Recap Post



  1. Parker_UKFanNC
    12:44 pm April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Um the Bucks lost to the Nets yesterday