From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often!
Happy November Nova Nation! And while that means that Villanova basketball is only five days away, the NBA season is in full swing. Tonight two former ‘Cats take the floor in Donte DiVincenzo of the Bucks and Omari Spellman of the Hawks. Atlanta plays the Kings at home and Milwaukee will put their undefeated record on the line in a showdown with Boston on TNT.
Its been a rough start for the now 2-6 Hawks. Atlanta was blown away 146-115 at home by the Sacramento Kings. Spellman featured for 20 minutes tonight. The big man struggled to put his imprint on the game with only 2 points on one-of-three shooting. He also added two rebounds and three assists on the night. Omari and the Hawks will look to move on from this one — At least there’s this:
Oh, this is a fun game.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) November 2, 2018
In 106 minutes, Omari Spellman has more made 3s (7) than Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz have in over 3300 minutes (4) in two years.
Others who fit: Marvin Bagley (5 in 186 mins, Mo Bamba (5 in 144, John Henson (6 in 120 minutes this year) https://t.co/QY0dresuEf
Up Next: vs. Miami on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET
DiVincenzo was questionable with a quad injury tonight — it did not slow him down. The Big Ragu drilled three of six field goals for eight points on Thursday night. Donte also contributed five rebounds and two assists on the night. Milwaukee finished with an impressive +16 point differential when DiVincenzo was on the floor. At the final buzzer, the Celtics handed the Bucks their first loss of the season — 117-113 at the Boston Garden.
Will be important to continue to monitor how hard opponents close to Donte DiVincenzo and how he fares attacking them, he's had a few impressive lefty finishes this quarter #NBACast https://t.co/MZJKpQsTvg pic.twitter.com/aTQEEhqQbU— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) November 2, 2018
Up Next: vs. Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. ET