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NBA Wildcat Watch (January 26-29)

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Get you caught up on this past weekend and Tuesday night’s action.

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets Photo by Matthew Stockman/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!

There’s a lot to get caught up on from the weekend, as well as action from four different Wildcats on Tuesday night.


Ryan Arcidiacono

Ryan Arcidiacono and the Bulls lost a close one to Brooklyn on Tuesday night, 122-117. Arcidiacono logged 16 minutes off the bench, scoring four points and dishing out three assists. He was 1-for-5 on the floor.

On Sunday, the Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-101. Arcidiacono had five points, two rebounds, and four assists, through 15 minutes of action.

Up Next: @ Miami on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges had a great all-around game on Tuesday night against Dante Cunningham and the San Antonio Spurs. Unfortunately for Phoenix, they lost in dramatic 126-124 fashion, after Rudy Gay hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer.

Individually, for Bridges it was a great night—one that shouldn’t be overlooked by Devin Booker’s 38-point game. Bridges as an efficient 7-for-9 on the floor en route to a 17-point game. He also racked up six boards, three assists, and four steals.

It was a nice follow-up performance by Bridges, after a 16-point (5-for-9 shooting), 6-rebound effort against the Lakers in a 116-102 loss on Sunday.

Up Next: vs. Atlanta on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

Cunningham didn’t get to see much time against Bridges and the Phoenix Suns. He logged just four minutes, scoring two points off of his one and only shot take. On the bright side, the win over Phoenix marked the Spurs’ third-straight win in a row.

They won back-to-back games over the weekend against New Orleans (126-114) and Washington (132-119). Cunningham had an extended amount of minutes against the Pelicans, accounting for a bench-high 22 minutes of action. He finished with six points, three rebounds, and three assists.

The following night against the Wizards, he just eight minutes of playing time. He didn’t take any shots, but he did grab two rebounds.

Up Next: vs. Brooklyn on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Josh Hart played for 17 minutes in the Lakers’ 116-102 Sunday win over Mikal Bridges and the Suns. He scored five points (2-of-4 shooting), had one rebound, two assists, and a block.

Up Next: @ Clippers on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 p.m. ET

Jalen Brunson

The Dallas Mavericks lost the season series to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, after losing 123-120 at home. It was an opportunity to see Jalen Brunson vs. Kyle Lowry. However, Brunson only played six minutes, as his playing time continues to fluctuate. He had four points, making both of his shot attempts. He also grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist.

Up Next: @ New York on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry enjoyed a solid shooting performance from long range, while dishing out dimes in the 123-120 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday.

Lowry had 19 points—including a 5-for-10 showing from deep—five rebounds, nine assists, one steal, and two blocks.

Up Next: vs. Milwaukee on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Omari Spellman

Omari Spellman and the Atlanta Hawks split their weekend games. First, on Saturday, they lost 120-111 at Portland. Then, they headed to L.A. to play the Clippers, where they won 123-118 on Monday.

In Saturday’s loss to the Trail Blazers, he played for 15 minutes off the bench, scoring five points (2-of-3 shooting) and grabbing four rebounds.

On Monday, Spellman got 11 minutes of playing time, scoring five points and collecting three boards. He was in foul trouble, with five fouls.

Up Next: @ Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10 p.m. ET


Wednesday’s Slate

Only three Wildcats in action on Wednesday night (all times ET):

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: Chicago at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jalen Brunson: Dallas at New York, 7:30 p.m.
  • Omari Spellman: Atlanta at Sacramento, 10 p.m.