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NBA Wildcat Watch (March 1)

Welcome to March!

Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics Photo by Tim Bradbury/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!

After no Wildcats in action on Thursday night, we’ve got five to close out the work week: Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Omari Spellman (Atlanta Hawks), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), and Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers).


Ryan Arcidiacono

Four overtimes! Arcidiacono and the Bulls pulled off a win against Spellman and the Hawks. If you stayed up, the Bulls won 168-161, holding off Trae Young heroics.

Arcidiacono played for 38 minutes, finishing with 10 points (3-of-5 shooting), six rebounds, and one assist.

Up Next: vs. Atlanta on Sunday, Mar. 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET

Omari Spellman

Spellman was in the starting five for the four-overtime mayhem against the Bulls, but was limited to just 19 minutes.

He had nine points, five boards, and a pair of assists in the 168-161 loss.

Up Next: @ Chicago on Sunday, Mar. 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Kawhi Leonard stole the show in the fourth quarter, but don’t take any credit away from Kyle Lowry. It was a near triple-double for Lowry, who finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists. He added a pair of blocks and a steal in the 119-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Up Next: @ Detroit on Sunday, Mar. 3, at 6 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Bridges didn’t score much, but he knocked down both of his shot attempts. Overall, it was a solid all-around game for Bridges, who started in the 130-116 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Bridges had seven points, a pair of rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Up Next: vs. Lakers on Saturday, Mar. 2, at 9 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Through 15 minutes of action coming off the bench, Hart had five points, two rebounds, and an assist in the Lakers’ 131-120 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Up Next: @ Phoenix on Saturday, Mar. 2, at 9 p.m. ET


Weekend, and-one

The schedule of games from Saturday to Monday featuring the ‘Cats (all times ET):

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: Atlanta at Chicago (Sun., Mar. 3—3:30 p.m.)
  • Mikal Bridges: Lakers at Phoenix (Sat., Mar. 2—9 p.m.) | Milwaukee at Phoenix (Mon., Mar. 4—9 p.m.)
  • Jalen Brunson: Memphis at Dallas (Sat., Mar. 2—8:30 p.m.) | Dallas at Brooklyn (Mon., Mar. 4—7:30 p.m.)
  • Dante Cunningham: Oklahoma City at San Antonio (Sat., Mar. 2—8:30 p.m.) | Denver at San Antonio (Mon., Mar. 4—8:30 p.m.)
  • Josh Hart: Lakers at Phoenix (Sat., Mar. 2—9 p.m.) | Clippers at Lakers (Mon., Mar. 4—10:30 p.m.)
  • Kyle Lowry: Toronto at Detroit (Sun., Mar. 3—6 p.m.)
  • Omari Spellman: Atlanta at Chicago (Sun., Mar. 3—3:30 p.m.)