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BBNBA: Kentucky bigs continue to stuff the stat sheet

Karl-Anthony Towns warming up before the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

Karl-Anthony Towns warming up before the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

Recap

It was a relatively quiet night in the BBNBA, but three big men made sure they were still heard. Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Karl-Anthony Towns all recorded double-doubles of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Davis and Cousins have already been named All-Star starters and Towns will surely be named to the Western Conference’s reserves when the teams are announced.

Davis only had two shots the entire second half, as his first shot came with only a little bit over a minute remaining in the game, but it was a big one. Davis’ dunk with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter gave the New Orleans Pelicans a six-point lead and ultimately led them to the win.

Towns struggled with foul trouble in the first half, playing only eight minutes and with no Jimmy Butler who was out due to injury. In the second half, Towns took over and helped lead his team to a big win over the Toronto Raptors, snapping a two-game losing skid for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves have yet to lose three straight games this season. Check out the rest of the stats below.

Stats

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
DeMarcus Cousins (NOP)132-128 2OT W vs. CHI4413-29 (5-11)2410415+1351
Jamal Murray (DEN)104-101 W vs. POR3814-19 (4-6)56001+733
Anthony Davis (NOP)132-128 2OT W vs. CHI3414-2395212+242
Skal Labissiere (SAC)107-112 L @ CHA2310-15 (1-3)42012+529
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)109-105 W vs. PHX196-13 (0-2)37414+1432
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)107-112 L @ CHA166-13 (1-3)37101+131
Devin Booker (PHX)105-109 L @ MIL142-14 (1-6)48305-736
John Wall (WAS)75-98 L @ DAL114-15 (0-4)35024-135
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)107-112 L @ CHA115-20 (0-1)101200-237
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)126-118 W @ LAC111-7 (0-1)173012+832
Darius Miller (NOP)132-128 2OT W vs. CHI103-10 (3-9)82101+1440
Trey Lyles (DEN)104-101 W vs. POR93-7 (1-3)61222-1024
Jodie Meeks (WAS)75-98 L @ DAL73-7 (1-4)10001-812
Bam Adebayo (MIA)90-99 L @ HOU73-4 (0-0)52000-117
Rajon Rondo (NOP)132-128 2OT W vs. CHI52-6 (1-4)02001-1014
Andrew Harrison (MEM)105-101 W vs. PHI42-7 (0-0)01010-922
Tyler Ulis (PHX)105-109 L @ MIL00-002102-214
Malik Monk (CHA)112-107 W vs. SAC00-00000005
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)112-107 W vs. SACDNP-Armpit (yes, his armpit)----------------
DeAndre Liggins (NOP)132-128 2OT W vs. CHIDNP-CD----------------
Nerlens Noel (DAL)98-75 W vs. WASDNP-CD----------------

Highlights

Tonight in the NBA

1:00: Magic @ Celtics

3:30: Knicks (Kanter) @ Lakers (Randle)

4:00: Nets @ Pistons

7:00: Pacers (Poythress) @ Spurs

Player(s) to watch

Tonight is a rare night in the NBA. Only three former Wildcats will take the court on Sunday with no games on national television. Luckily for you, NBA League Pass is having a free preview that ends today, so get your fill in while you can. That being said, the New York Knicks taking on the Los Angeles Lakers at 3:30 has enough blue blood in it to make it worth watching. Julius Randle leads his team at home against Enes Kanter, as both players are having career seasons. Randle is averaging 15.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 54.1 percent from the field since becoming a starter. This will be his 13th straight game starting. Kanter is averaging career highs in field goal percentage (59.7) and rebounds per game (9.9).

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3 Comments for BBNBA: Kentucky bigs continue to stuff the stat sheet



  1. Blueballz
    12:48 pm January 21, 2018 Permalink

    Who cares? We let Cal change the narrative on what’s important…it’s not NBA players…it’s UK Championships



    • classof68
      1:31 pm January 21, 2018 Permalink

      It doesn’t hurt to have former players doing well in the NBA. But players first is getting a little irritating when your team isn’t doing well. I’m not sure the players will drag the team to success as Cal thinks. Let’s face it, it tells the team individuals are important than the team itself.



    • BBNDan7
      1:42 pm January 21, 2018 Permalink

      So since we are struggling we should stop caring about other former cats???