Good morning, folks. There were only two games on Thursday night, but all three former Wildcats in action had impressive nights. Let’s talk NBA.
Eric Bledsoe’s 30 points lead Milwaukee to sixth straight win.
- Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe has had a magnificent month of November. With his 30-point performance in a 137-129 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, Bledsoe has now posted at least 20 points in seven out of 11 possible games for this month. The Bucks are 10-1 during that span and they currently hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The former Kentucky guard also added four rebounds and six assists to his stat line and is averaging 20/5/5 on over 50 percent shooting from the field in November. It also doesn’t hurt that Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing like the lead-MVP candidate. The Greek Freak registered a 24-point triple-double that included a career-high 15 assists against Portland.
- On the losing end, Skal Labissiere went off for his best outing of the season. The big man poured in a season-high 22 points in addition to his 12 rebounds, three assists, and a career-high five blocks. Portland has hit the injury bug in the worst way and is down three starting-caliber centers, which resulted in Labissiere playing a season-high in minutes, too. He canned a couple of triples and played solid defense throughout the night. His minutes are coming out of necessity right now, but he’s taking full advantage of them.
Injured Suns drop third straight game
- The late game of the night saw the New Orleans Pelicans take down Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns, 124-121. Booker scored 19 points while adding five rebounds and seven assists, however, he coughed the ball up six times. It was only the second time this season that Booker failed to hit the 20-point mark. Two regular Suns starters, Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes, were also sidelined with minor injuries. Phoenix is 1-2 in games that Rubio does not play in this season.
- Check out the full stat sheet below.
|Eric Bledsoe (MIL)||137-129 W vs. POR||30||11-21 (2-6)||4||6||1||0||2||+4||31|
|Skal Labissiere (POR)||129-137 L @ MIL||22||10-16 (2-4)||12||3||1||5||0||-11||28|
|Devin Booker (PHX)||121-124 L vs. NOP||19||7-14 (2-6)||5||7||0||0||6||-5||37|
|Darius Miller (NOP)||124-121 W @ PHX||DNP-Achilles||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
TONIGHT IN THE NBA
7:00: Hawks @ Pistons
7:00: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk, Washington) @ Wizards (Wall-out)
7:30: Kings (Fox-out) @ Nets
8:00 (ESPN): Spurs (Lyles) @ 76ers
8:00: Heat (Adebayo, Herro) @ Bulls
8:00: Lakers (Davis, Rondo) @ Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Noel)
8:30: Cavaliers (Knight) @ Mavericks
9:00: Celtics (Kanter) @ Nuggets (Murray)
9:00: Warriors (Cauley-Stein) @ Jazz
10:30 (ESPN): Rockets @ Clippers (Patterson)