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NBA Wildcat Watch (January 2)

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Mikal Bridges and the Suns faced the 76ers for one last time in the regular season. Also, some updates on Arch, Brunson, and Hart.

Philadelphia 76ers v Phoenix Suns Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

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!

Four Wildcats are set to take the floor on Wednesday night—Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks), Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), and Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers).


Jalen Brunson

Brunson was dropping dimes on Wednesday night. He came off the bench for 12 minutes of play in the Mavericks’ 122-84 win over the Charlotte Hornets. He only scored two points (1-of-6 shooting), but he dished out four assists without a single turnover.

Up Next: @ Boston on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono played 15 minutes in Chicago’s 112-84 loss to the Orlando Magic. He scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting. He also had two rebounds and three assists.

Up Next: vs. Indiana on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Bridges had another shot at revenge against the Philadelphia 76ers, as they met for the second and final time in the regular season. Unfortunately, the Suns dropped yet another game, but just like their last showdown, it came down to the final minute. Bridges was in the starting five in the Suns’ 132-127 loss. Through 26 minutes of action, he scored two points (1-of-8 shooting), and had six rebounds and an assist.

Up Next: vs. Clippers on Friday, Jan. 4, at 9 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Hart was in the starting lineup for the Lakers’ 107-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It wasn’t the smoothest night offensively, but he never stopped working and his motor keep turning forward. He finished with a double-double, 13 points (5-of-16 shooting) and 15 rebounds, with a pair of assists, one steal, and a block to go along with it all.

Up Next: vs. New York on Friday, Jan. 4, at 10:30 p.m. ET


Thursday’s Slate

Just two Wildcats will be on the court on Thursday night, and they’ll actually be playing against each other. Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors will head to San Antonio to play Dante Cunningham and the Spurs. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.