Unless you live under a rock, you know that a lot of former Wildcats showed out in the NBA last night. From game-winners to monster dunks to career-highs in scoring, many former Kentucky players made us real proud last night. Here is a full rundown of how everyone did.
DeMarcus Cousins: Career-high 48 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
According to ESPN, this was Cousins’ 11th game with 30 points and 10 rebounds this season, most in the NBA. Anthony Davis is second with 6 games. Following the Kings’ win, Cousins was asked about not getting enough votes to be in this year’s All-Star game and he answered in the best way possible.
“Playoffs, playoffs, playoffs. That’s all I am thinking about,” Cousins said. “It’s been some rough years. But it’s not over and we still got a lot more to go. I’m happy in the moment, but I’m not satisfied.”
The Kings have won their fifth straight game and currently sit in 8th place in the Western Conference.
Rajon Rondo: 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists
Rondo recorded his second straight triple-double and sixth of the season.
Most triple-doubles in NBA this season: Draymond Green 8 Rajon Rondo 6 (includes tonight) Russell Westbrook 5
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 24, 2016
Willie Cauley-Stein: 6 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block
DeMarcus Cousins praised his rookie teammate saying Cauley-Stein “changed identity of this team” with his length and defense in the Kings’ 91-88 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Devin Booker: 15 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
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Archie Goodwin: 24 points and 4 assists
As you saw earlier on the site, Goodwin hit the game-winning three in the Suns’ win over the Atlanta Hawks. The play was not even drawn up for Goodwin.“The play was originally drawn up for Alex (Len) to come off and shoot the three, but I wasn’t going to let him do it. I was going to shoot it all the time,” Goodwin said. “I was looking at the play like, ‘Yeah right, I am shooting this.’”
Archie even trended nationally on Twitter.
@A1Laflare10 I see you big dog!!
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) January 24, 2016
Karl-Anthony Towns: 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Marc Gasol had some very nice things to say against the rookie following the Timberwolves 106-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. “He has a lot of tools in that toolbox. Every time you play against him, you see a couple new things,” Gasol said.
I know we posted this dunk earlier, but there is no harm in watching it again (and again).
Julius Randle: 11 points and 9 rebounds
Following the Lakers’ 121-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, reports surfaced that Kobe Bryant called out Julius Randle and rookie D’Angelo Russell for their “lack of effort“. The Lakers’ loss Saturday was their sixth straight.
Anthony Davis: 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks