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!
Five Wildcats are in action on Friday night, and there’s a lot to keep track of with all these games overlapping. Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks) and Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls) tip off their games at 8 p.m. ET. Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) starts at 8:30 p.m. ET. Then we head out west to Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns) at 9 p.m., and Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers) in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Brunson logged two minutes of play in the Mavericks’ 114-93 loss to the Boston Celtics. During his brief amount of time, he dished out one assist.
Up Next: @ Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET
The Bulls were dealt a heartbreaker in overtime, as Indiana’s Victor Oladipo hit the go-ahead three with 0.3 seconds left in the game. Zach LaVine seemingly got the equalizing shot that could have forced double overtime, but upon further review, it was revealed that his corner three did not go off in time. The Pacers went on to win 119-116. Arcidiacono played 14 minutes, dishing out two assists and getting a steal.
Up Next: vs. Brooklyn on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET
DiVincenzo did not play in the Bucks’ lopsided 144-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Up Next: vs. Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Bridges was in the starting five for Phoenix’s showdown with the Clippers, and was the only Sun who came out with a positive plus/minus, coming in at +14. It was a solid all-around game for Bridges. Through 32 minutes of action in the Suns’ 121-111 loss to the Clippers, he scored 10 points (4-of-8 shooting, 2-of-4 from deep), had one rebound, dished out three assists, got three steals, and topped it all off with a block.
Up Next: vs. Charlotte on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. ET
Like, retweet, double tap, etc! Jamal to Mikal for the finish! pic.twitter.com/9BtYWD1DZD— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 5, 2019
The Lakers were stunned at home, losing to the New York Knicks, 119-112. Hart was in the starting five, playing for 33 minutes. It was a rather quiet night scoring-wise for Hart, who had six points on 2-of-11 shooting, but he had seven boards, four assists, and a pair of blocks.
Up Next: @ Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET
Here are the games going on from Saturday to Monday, and then we’ll get you all caught up on Tuesday’s NBA Wildcat Watch.
- Jalen Brunson: Dallas at Philadelphia (Sat., Jan. 5—7:30 p.m. ET) | Lakers at Dallas (Mon., Jan. 7—8:30 p.m. ET)
- Kyle Lowry: Toronto at Milwaukee (Sat., Jan. 5—8:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV) | Indiana at Toronto (Sun., Jan. 6—7:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV)
- Donte DiVincenzo: Toronto at Milwaukee (Sat., Jan. 5—8:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV) | Utah at Milwaukee (Mon., Jan. 7—8 p.m. ET)
- Dante Cunningham: Memphis at San Antonio (Sat., Jan. 5—8:30 p.m. ET) | San Antonio at Detroit (Mon., Jan. 7—7 p.m. ET)
- Josh Hart: Lakers at Minnesota (Sun., Jan. 6—3:30 p.m. ET) | Lakers at Dallas (Mon., Jan. 7—8:30 p.m. ET)
- Ryan Arcidiacono: Brooklyn at Chicago (Sun., Jan. 6—3:30 p.m. ET)
- Mikal Bridges: Charlotte at Phoenix (Sun., Jan. 6—8 p.m. ET)