When two notorious trash talkers collide, sparks fly. It doesn’t matter if they’re both former Kentucky Wildcats.
Last night Enes Kanter’s New York Knicks traveled to Phoenix to take on Devin Booker’s Suns. Booker’s frustrating shooting night was made much worse when Kanter started chirping. Booker had only 12 points on 4-of-12 field goals when Kanter got inside his head. Already with a technical and a flagrant foul, when Kanter blocked Booker’s shot into the stands, D-Book could no longer contain his emotions.
Devin Booker was ejected with his second technical foul after shoving Enes Kanter
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 27, 2018
Kanter’s Knicks won 107-85. The Turkish forward had 20 points and 10 rebounds. After the game he was still talking trash.
Hold that “L” kid.
Talk to me nice or don’t talk to me at all… pic.twitter.com/tS3mLgClTA
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 27, 2018
In other news from Wildcats around the NBA (that isn’t depressing injury news), Alex Poythress is back to doing Alex Poythress things. He also had two rebounds and an assist in nine minutes for the Indiana Pacers.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 27, 2018
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s solid scoring night helped him reach a new milestone. He had 19 points to surpass the 3,000 career points milestone. MKG added 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals to the box score.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) January 27, 2018
Here’s how the rest of the BBNBA fared on a Friday night that was overshadowed by Cousins’ season-ending injury.
|DeMarcus Cousins||115-113 W vs. HOU||15||6-12 (0-2)||13||11||3||0|
|Anthony Davis||115-113 W vs. HOU||27||10-22 (0-1)||11||5||0||5|
|Darius Miller||115-113 W vs. HOU||20||6-11 (6-10)||3||1||1||0|
|Rajon Rondo||115-113 W vs. HOU||0||0-1 (0-1)||1||6||1||0|
|DeAndre Liggins||115-113 W vs. HOU||8||3-3 (2-2)||1||2||1||0|
|Julius Randle||108-103 W vs. CHI||14||5-9 (0-1)||6||3||1||0|
|Andrew Harrison||109-100 L vs. LAC||12||4-9 (2-6)||1||3||0||0|
|Eric Bledsoe||116-91 W vs. BRK||14||5-16 (3-7)||1||4||2||0|