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NBA Wildcat Watch (January 9)

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Seven Wildcats are in action on Wednesday night to get you over the hump.

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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!

It’s Hump Day! There are seven Wildcats in action tonight to get you over the hump. Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Dante Cunningham (San Antonio Spurs), Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks), Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers), and Omari Spellman (Atlanta Hawks). We also have Mikal Bridges and the Phoenix Suns going against Jalen Brunson and the Dallas Mavericks in one of the earlier games of the night.


Mikal Bridges

Bridges was in the starting five for the Suns’ game against his former teammate, Jalen Brunson, and the Dallas Mavericks. He scored six points (2-of-4, all three-point attempts), grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists, and had a pair of rejections. Unfortunately for him and his team, they suffered another loss, falling 104-94 on the road.

Up Next: vs. Denver on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET

Jalen Brunson

It was a pretty productive day off the bench for Brunson. Through 14 minutes of action, he scored seven points and had one assist. He was 3-of-6 on the floor overall, including 1-for-2 from long range. The Mavericks won, 104-94.

Up Next: @ Minnesota on Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. ET

Omari Spellman

Spellman did not play in the Hawks’ 116-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Up Next: @ Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

Cunningham was a fiend on the glass. In just nine minutes of play, he racked up seven rebounds. He also had a steal in San Antonio’s 96-86 loss to Memphis.

Up Next: vs. Oklahoma City on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo (ankle) was inactive for the Bucks’ 116-109 win over Houston.

Up Next: @ Washington on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. ET

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono came off the bench in Chicago’s 124-112 loss to Portland. He played for 16 minutes. He missed his one and only shot take, leaving him scoreless for the night. He did have three assists.

Up Next: @ Golden State on Friday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

The Lakers won 113-100. Hart was in the starting five. He didn’t take many shots—just 1-for-3 for the game—leaving him with just two points. However, he did have seven rebounds and a block.

Up Next: @ Utah on Friday, Jan. 11, at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Thursday’s Slate

Only four NBA games are set for Thursday and only one of them features a Wildcat. Dante Cunningham and the Spurs will welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m. ET