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Wall’s Wizards Overpower Kentucky’s Suns

Five former Wildcats were on the court last night when the Phoenix Suns traveled to across the country to take on the Washington Wizards.

The Wizards were forced to play small ball because of injuries in the post, allowing Devin Booker to take minutes from center Alex Len.  Booker had 8 points on 4-6 shooting, Brandon Knight had 19 points on 4-7 three-point shooting, and Eric Bledsoe led the way with 22 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.

Brandon Knight had a chance to tie the game late after getting fouled on a three-pointer, but missed the first one.  After a weird stretch of technical fouls and missed free throws, the Suns lost a strange game 109-106.

The Suns led for much of the game, but they simply couldn’t contain Bradley Beal and John Wall.  Beal dropped 34, Wall had 17 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds.  That outstanding line has become a norm for Mr. Wall.

More from what the NBA Cats did last night:

—  Anthony Davis’ spectacular night fueled to a huge win over the Cavaliers in overtime.  Davis scored 31 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, but his 4 steals might have impacted the game more than anything.  Down one in the final minute, the Pelicans needed a momentum-swinging moment and they got one from the Unibrow.

—  Julius Randle had a rough night from the floor.  He hit only 3-12 shots and the Lakers were -27 when he was on the court.  He finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds in another Lakers lost.  I’m not sure he envisioned this many L’s when he was first drafted, but at least he gets to witness Kobe’s going away tour firsthand.

—  Terrence Jones crushed it.  Coach Cal said on The Herd that the world was about to see The Real T Jones.  Last night he was one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 16 points and 9 rebounds on 58% shooting.

Article written by Nick Roush

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