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BBNBA: Randle drops 25 and Fox runs wild

Julius Randle scores 25 points against the playoff bound San Antonio Spurs. (Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

Julius Randle scores 25 points against the playoff-bound San Antonio Spurs.
(Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

Recap

Only five former Wildcats were in action on Saturday due to various reasons that caused Andrew Harrison (wrist), Willie Cauley-Stein (back), and Bam Adebayo (personal matters) to all miss games. Even a healthy Trey Lyles didn’t play a single minute against the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to the return of Paul Millsap. Millsap is obviously the better player than Lyles, but for Lyles to fall completely out of the rotation over the last three games (only 19 combined minutes) is completely unnecessary and honestly confusing. Lyles is still playing at a high level and has proven himself as a long-time NBA player. Hopefully, his minutes return before the playoffs begin.

As for the good news, my pride and joy Julius Randle went for 25 points and six rebounds, including the game-securing basket at the end, in an encouraging win over the San Antonio Spurs. Jamal Murray went for 16 points in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and De’Aaron Fox scored 17 points in a loss to the Utah Jazz (but with plenty of highlight plays).

Check out the rest of the stats below.

Statistics

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Julius Randle (LAL)116-112 W @ SAS258-15 (0-0)63111+533
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)91-98 L vs. UTA177-14 (0-2)43203-327
Jamal Murray (DEN)126-117 W @ CLE166-11 (3-4)35101+1131
Patrick Patterson (OKC)100-108 L @ POR125-8 (2-3)60011-733
Skal Labissiere (SAC)91-98 L vs. UTA124-10 (1-1)123034-428
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)91-98 L vs. UTADNP-Back----------------
Trey Lyles (DEN)126-117 W @ CLEDNP-CD----------------
Dakari Johnson (OKC)100-108 L @ PORDNP-CD----------------
Bam Adebayo (MIA)105-96 W vs. DETDNP-Personal Matter----------------
Andrew Harrison (MEM)100-107 L @ ORLDNP-Wrist----------------

Highlights


Tonight in the NBA

3:30: Suns (Booker, Ulis) @ Hawks

6:00: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk) @ Raptors

6:00: Pacers (Poythress) @ Wizards (Meeks)

7:00: Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Rondo, Liggins) @ Mavericks

8:00 (ESPN): Sixers @ Bucks

9:00: Nets @ Clippers

9:00: Knicks (Kanter) @ Kings (Cauley-Stein, Fox, Labissiere)

Player to watch

Tonight’s player to watch is Devin Booker. Booker has seemingly been breaking all of the records over the last few weeks. He recently became the third fastest player to reach 4,000 career points behind only two guys who’ve had okay careers so far, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Over his last six games, Booker has averaged 33.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 39.0 percent from three, which is pretty good. Someone – ANYONE – find a way to get Book out of Phoenix, please and thank you.

@ZackGeoghegan

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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

2 Comments for BBNBA: Randle drops 25 and Fox runs wild



  1. Bull Filmer
    4:09 pm March 4, 2018 Permalink

    What is .Amazing about this team – all of CAL’s super recruits – is that “but for” the fact that they HAD not reached their full potential……..while in LEX Town….. It is arguable that CAL – again based one the performances of former one and done(s) – is, was, and always will be a Rock Star. My goodness. Yeah – he recruits. The kids can play. But, History reveals – like MJ – and like a good Bourbon – it takes time. You can’t rush to judgement; just like you can’t rush the kids.



  2. Alex90
    10:45 pm March 4, 2018 Permalink

    At no point did any of that make sense