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BBNBA: Booker nets 23 in quiet NBA Saturday

(Christian Petersen | Getty Images)

(Christian Petersen | Getty Images)

While the current Wildcats were putting on an impressive show in Knoxville on Saturday, some former ‘Cats were putting up numbers in a relatively quiet NBA Saturday. Let’s check out the highlights.

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DEVIN BOOKER DROPS 23 IN SUNS WIN OVER GRIZZLIES

Devin Booker is having an impressive season on and off the court. Not only does Booker have supermodel Kendall Jenner in the stands cheering for him, but he’s also having an incredible season. In yesterday’s game, Booker posted 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. The former Wildcat star shot 71 percent from three, contributing to an outstanding shooting game for the Suns, who made 24 three-point shots. Yes, 24. Former Louisville Cardinal Gorgui Dieng came off the bench to give the Grizzlies some quality minutes with 15 points, but it wasn’t enough. The Suns beat the Grizzlies 128-97 in Memphis.

HORNETS NARROWLY ESCAPE WARRIORS IN CHARLOTTE

Former Wildcat and current Charlotte starter PJ Washington is having a respectable season with the Hornets so far, averaging 11.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. In last night’s win over Golden State, Washington finished with 15 points, five rebounds and two assists. Fellow former ‘Cat Malik Monk had a quiet game off the bench, ending with seven points and six rebounds.  It was former Cardinal Terry Rozier, though, who lifted the Hornets to a victory. Rozier put up 36 points in the win over Mychal Mulder and the Warriors. Here’s Rozier with the buzzer-beater.

MIAMI BEATS THE REIGNING CHAMPS

Not even a week after former Wildcat star Anthony Davis was injured, the reigning NBA Champions are already feeling his absence. Davis suffered a calf strain last Sunday and is expected to miss four weeks according to Lakers coach Frank Vogel. In the meantime, the Lakers must find a way to win without him – and last night wasn’t a good start. In the Heat win, Bam Adebayo netted 16 points, along with 10 rebounds and six assists. Tyler Herro, who just recently returned to play due to COVID protocols, added five points, four rebounds and three assists. Oh, and how about Bam’s big block on Lebron?

Here are the full stats from yesterday’s slate of games:

PlayerResultPointsFG (3FG)Reb. Ast. StealsBlocksTurnovers+/-Minutes
Devin Booker (PHX)128-97 W over Memphis 237-13 (5-7)55003+1926
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)122-114 L to Chicago 207-17 (1-4)39204-1640
Enes Kanter (POR)118-111 L to Washington 198-12 (0-0)131100-734
Bam Adebayo (MIA)96-94 W over Los Angeles 168-16 (0-1)106211-836
PJ Washington (CHA)102-100 W over Golden State 156-18 (3-5)52012+432
Malik Monk (CHA)102-100 W over Golden State 73-11 (1-7)62103+322
Tyler Herro (MIA)96-94 W over Los Angeles 52-5 (1-3)43001+214
Mychal Mulder (GS)102-100 L to Charlotte 21-5 (0-4)10003-2216

TODAY IN THE NBA:

3:30 – Celtics at Pelicans (Bledsoe, Gabriel)

7:00 – Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Miller) at Cavaliers

7:00 – Pistons at Magic

7:00 – 76ers (Maxey) at Raptors

7:00 – Timberwolves (Towns, Vanderbilt) at Knicks (Knox, Noel, Quickley, Randle)

7:30 – Nuggets (Murray) at Hawks (Rondo)

8:00 – Nets at Clippers (Patterson)

9:00 – Kings (Fox) at Bucks

Article written by Kassidy Stumbo

Follow me on Twitter @kass_stumbo

1 Comment for BBNBA: Booker nets 23 in quiet NBA Saturday



  1. trumpetguy
    6:35 pm February 21, 2021 Permalink

    KS, Bucket had a hip injury midway in 2nd quarter and didn’t return. He may be out awhile…..