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Cats in the NBA set to begin NBA Playoffs

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The NBA Playoffs are turning into a Kentucky basketball showcase.  Thirteen former Wildcats are playing postseason NBA basketball, tying UCLA as the most-represented college basketball team in the playoffs.

It all starts in 30 minutes on ESPN when John Wall’s Washington Wizards take on Dwane Casey’s Toronto Raptors, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.  Last night, Wall and Raptors/UK fan Drake exchanged a little trash-talk on Instagram.

Following the Wizards’ game, Bam Adebayo will travel to Philadelphia to go head-to-head with the Phantom of the Process, Joel Embiid.  Tip-off is set for 8:00 on ESPN.

The action on ESPN concludes tonight at 10:30 when the New Orleans Pelicans travel to Portland.  Anthony Davis is back in the Playoffs for the first time since New Orleans was swept by the Warriors in 2015.  This time he’ll get help from Rajon Rondo, Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins.

Eric Bledsoe (1 p.m. on TNT), Alex Poythress (3:30 p.m. on ABC), Dakari Johnson and Patrick Patterson (6:30 p.m. on TNT), and Karl-Anthony Towns (9 p.m. on TNT) will open the 2018 postseason Sunday.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Cats in the NBA set to begin NBA Playoffs

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    8:47 pm April 14, 2018 Permalink

    Not sure I would say the playoffs are a KY showcase. We don’t have top players on the top teams. You have Wall and Brow, two awesome players on teams that are expected to lose the first round. Same with Towns. Beyond that, many of our players won’t get big minutes (Bam, Miller, Meeks – who will get none know,, Liggins, etc.) Rondo will get some minutes, and Bledsoe will be good.

    We still have a lot of players on bad teams (partly because of the draft order) and those teams haven’t improved to the point of being competitive.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:33 pm April 14, 2018 Permalink

      Cool, man.