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NBA Wildcat Watch (January 23)

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Arcidiacono vs. Spellman, plus updates on Cunningham and Lowry.

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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!

There were four ‘Cats in action on Wednesday night—Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Dante Cunningham (San Antonio Spurs) and Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors).


Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono came off the bench for 17 minutes on Wednesday night in a 121-101 loss against the Atlanta Hawks. Arcidiacono went 0-for-1 from the field with zero points, but was able to chip in with a rebound, three assists and a steal.

Up Next: vs. Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

A quiet night for Cunningham, who logged 11 minutes off the bench. Cunningham shot 0/1 but tallied a rebound and 3 assists.

Not a ton of game highlights from a 122-120 loss at the hands of the Sixers on Wednesday night in Philly, but below is a short video of some of Cunningham’s off the court interests.

Up Next: @ New Orleans on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Following a 120-105 win against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, the Raptors entered the second night of a back-to-back set in Indiana against the Pacers. The Raptors fell 110-106 despite Lowry contributing 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 dimes. The Pacers victory was unfortunately marred by a Victor Oladipo knee injury, who was stretchered off in the first half. We send our best to Oladipo, who will undergo an MRI on Thursday.

The Raptors dropped to a 36-14 record on the season following the loss, putting them level with Milwaukee at the top of the Eastern Conference, but two back in the loss column.

Up Next: @ Houston on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Omari Spellman

Spellman got the better of Arcidiacono and the Chicago Bulls last night in a 121-101 victory. Spellman contributed eight points, six rebounds, and a steal in his 19 minutes off the bench. The Hawks ended a 2-game skid with the victory and will now travel to Portland for a Saturday night meeting with the Trail Blazers.

Up Next: @ Portland on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET


Thursday’s Slate

Hope you all have late bedtimes on Thursday night! There aren’t many NBA games, but there’s some action on the west coast. Two NBA Wildcats in action (all times ET):

  • Mikal Bridges: Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
  • Josh Hart: Minnesota at Lakers, 10:30 p.m.