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NBA Wildcat Watch (November 13)

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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!

We’ll get you caught up on the weekend, as well as Tuesday night’s action. Here are updates on all eight of the NBA ‘Cats.


Ryan Arcidiacono

With former Providence guard Kris Dunn still out injured and Cameron Payne struggling, the Bulls handed Arcidiacono his first career start on Saturday night, and he didn’t disappoint. Arcidiacono dropped 15 points for a new career-high and chipped in four rebounds and two assists, through 30 minutes, in a narrow 99-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Building on his gem of a Saturday, Arcidiacono contributed nine points, five boards, and six dimes on Monday night in a 103-98 loss to Jalen Brunson and the Dallas Mavericks. His six assists and zero turnovers on Monday held Arcidiacono at third in the NBA in assist to turnover ratio at 5.3 entering Tuesday night’s action.

Up Next: at Boston, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

On Saturday, Bridges and the Suns fell, 119-99, in New Orleans, while Bridges logged 19 minutes, contributing seven points and a steal. On the bright side, he seems to have surpassed former Kansas standout Josh Jackson in the Suns crowded wing rotation for the time being.

Bridges saw 26 minutes in a 118-101 loss at Oklahoma City on Monday night where he posted a full stat line. Bridges went for 13 points, four rebounds and three assists along with a steal and 2 blocks. Despite the 17 point loss, Bridges was a plus-13 on the night for Phoenix.

Up Next: vs. San Antonio, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Jalen Brunson

Brunson was only able to log two minutes on Saturday in an 111-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, chipping in one assist.

Going up against Ryan Arcidiacono and the Chicago Bulls, Brunson saw a spike in minutes on Monday. Across his 13 minutes, Brunson posted two points, three rebounds and a steal.

Up Next: vs. Utah, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

Cunningham picked up a start at the power forward position with former UConn star Rudy Gay still on the injury shelf. Cunningham was only able to contribute 2 points, 2 rebounds, and one steal in 10 minutes due to foul trouble.

Cunningham drew another start on Monday night in a 104-99 loss in Sacramento, ending San Antonio’s 14 game winning streak against the Kings. Cunningham went for 9 points on 4/7 shooting to go along with 7 rebounds and a steal.

Up Next: at Phoenix, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo logged 15 minutes in a 128-126 overtime loss away to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, contributing four points and two rebounds. In the second half of a back-to-back set at the Denver Nuggets, Donte and the Bucks came away with a hard-earned 121-114 victory, with DiVincenzo chipping in two points, a rebound and two assists across 13 minutes.

Up Next: vs. Memphis, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Hart has cemented himself as a key cog in the Lakers rotation during his second NBA season. In a back to back set over the weekend, Hart contributed 11 points, 5 boards and 2 assists in 18 minutes during a 101-86 win at Sacramento. On Sunday night, the Lakers won again 107-106 home vs. Omari Spellman and the Atlanta Hawks. Hart was able to chip in 9 points, 1 rebound and 2 dimes across 23 minutes.

Up Next: vs. Portland, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Lowry guided the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors to a 128-112 win vs. the New York Knicks on Saturday, where he contributed 10 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists (with 0 turnovers) while logging 27 minutes.

The Toronto Raptors dropped a home game 126-110 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night with Lowry struggling from the field. Lowry scored just 4 points on 1/9 shooting, but contributed 11 assists to go along with just 2 turnovers. Lowry is still the league leader in assists so far in this young NBA season, averaging 11.0 per contest.

Up Next: vs. Detroit, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Omari Spellman

Spellman met Josh Hart and the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night, where Omari contributed two points, eight boards, an assist and a block in a heartbreaking 107-106 loss.

Spellman struggled in a narrow 110-103 defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, chipping in three rebounds in 14 minutes.

Up Next: at Denver, Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET