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NBA Wildcat Watch (February 2-5)

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A career-game for Mikal Bridges, and so much more from the weekend and the last couple of days!

Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns Photo by Christian Petersen/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!

Here is all the action from the NBA ‘Cats from the weekend, as well as Monday and Tuesday night’s games.


Kyle Lowry

After sitting out during the Toronto Raptors’ 121-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers with a sore back, Kyle Lowry returned on Tuesday night in his hometown for a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Lowry appeared to be A-OK against the Sixers, knocking down five 3-pointers en route to a 20-point and six-assist game. He also had a pair of steals in the 119-107 win.

Up Next: @ Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Josh Hart didn’t play on Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 136-94 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He was inactive heading into the game.

Before that, on Sunday, he played for 21 minutes against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers lost, 115-101. Hart had five boards, one assist, one block, and a steal.

Up Next: @ Boston on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

Ryan Arcidiacono

In the Chicago Bulls’ 125-118 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, Ryan Arcidiacono missed his only shot attempt for the entire game, but drained a pair of free throws to finish with two points and six assists through 16 minutes of playing time.

Up Next: vs. New Orleans on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. ET

Jalen Brunson

Brunson was back in the Dallas Mavericks’ starting five on Saturday, in their 111-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brunson enjoyed a solid all-around game, finishing with 15 points (5-of-10 shooting), six rebounds, and four assists.

Up Next: vs. Charlotte on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

We got to see some vintage Mikal Bridges in the Phoenix Suns’ game with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Bridges was raining threes, grabbing boards, and generating turnovers in a thrilling 20-point performance (7-of-10 shooting overall, 5-for-7 from three). He also had four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

On Tuesday night, against the Houston Rockets, Bridges cooled off offensively but contributed virtually everywhere else, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Unfortunately for him and the Suns, they lost their games against Houston (118-111) and Atlanta (118-112).

Up Next: @ Utah on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

Dante Cunningham didn’t play in the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-108 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

However, on Monday, he got some playing time in a 127-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings. He made his only shot of the game, a three, and had two assists through seven minutes of action.

Up Next: @ Golden State on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Omari Spellman

Omari Spellman only saw seven minutes of action in a scoreless outing during a Saturday showdown with former teammate Mikal Bridges and the Phoenix Suns.

On Monday, he came back and looked like his college self in a 137-129 victory over the Washington Wizards. Spellman enjoyed a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double, where he shot 4-of-6 from long range.

Up Next: vs. Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET


Wednesday’s Slate

Four Wildcats are playing on Hump Day (all times ET):

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: New Orleans at Chicago, 8 p.m.
  • Jalen Brunson: Charlotte at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
  • Mikal Bridges: Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.
  • Dante Cunningham: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)