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NBA Wildcat Watch (March 6)

Busy, busy Wednesday.

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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 are five Wildcats to watch for one Wednesday night. It’s a busy one, as Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks), Dante Cunningham (San Antonio Spurs), Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), and Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers) all take the court.

The Atlanta Hawks are playing, but Omari Spellman will be left off the list, as he is sidelined to recover from an ankle injury. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks.


Jalen Brunson

The Mavericks lost, 132-123, against the Washington Wizards. Brunson was in the starting five once again, dropping dimes. He had 11 points (4-of-11 shooting), with eight assists and only one turnover. He also had a steal and a rebound.

Up Next: @ Orlando on Friday, Mar. 8, at 7 p.m. ET

Dante Cunningham

Cunningham didn’t play in the Spurs’ 111-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Up Next: vs. Milwaukee on Sunday, Mar. 10, at 8 p.m. ET

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono played for 22 minutes in the Bulls’ narrow 108-107 victory over the Philadelphia Sixers. He had four points (1-of-5 shooting), two rebounds, three assists, and a block, as well as one very on-brand play.

Up Next: vs. Detroit on Friday, Mar. 8, at 8 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Bridges was hampered by foul trouble in the Suns’ game against the Knicks.

As of the 8:49 mark in the fourth quarter, Bridges has played only 14 minutes. He has five fouls. So far, he’s scored two points (1-of-2 shooting), one assist, one block, and three steals. Phoenix leads 87-70.

Up Next: @ Portland on Saturday, Mar. 9, at 10 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Hart was back in the starting lineup for the Lakers—first time in a couple of months. He’s played just eight minutes so far, grabbing one rebound. It’s still very early in the Lakers-Nuggets game.

Denver leads, 43-25, entering the second quarter.

Up Next: vs. Boston on Saturday, Mar. 9, at 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)


Thursday’s Slate

No NBA ‘Cats in action on Thursday night, but they’ll be back on Friday!