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NBA Wildcat Watch (Dec. 31)

Five Wildcats set to take the court on New Year’s Eve.

New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via 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!

Five Wildcats are set to take the court on Thursday night. See who’s up for New Year’s Eve, and check back later to see how they did.

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono and a couple of other teammates were out due to COVID-related precautions, Chicago head coach Billy Donovan said. The Bulls beat the Wizards, 133-130.

Up Next: at Milwaukee on Friday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. ET.

Kyle Lowry

The Raptors captured their first win of the season against the New York Knicks. Toronto pulled away late in the fourth quarter to win 100-83. Lowry had 20 points, seven boards, four assists, and a pair of steals.

Up Next: at New Orleans on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Omari Spellman

Spellman ended up missing another game due to a sore right knee. He has yet to make his Knicks debut. New York lost to Toronto, 100-83.

Up Next: at Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. ET

Josh Hart

Hart came in an added a nice double-double off the bench, with 12 points and 11 rebounds. He also had two assists, one steal, and a game-high plus/minus rating of +28 in the Pelicans 113-80 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Up Next: vs. Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Mikal Bridges

Bridges had an efficient outing, logging 16 points (6-of-9 shooting overall, 4-of-6 from long range). He also had six boards, two steals, and a block in Phoenix’s 106-95 win over the Utah Jazz. With the win the Suns are now 4-1 and off to their best start since 2009.

Up Next: at Denver on Friday, Jan. 1, at 9 p.m. ET.

Friday’s Slate

Six ‘Cats are on deck for the first few games of 2021. Here’s who they’re playing and when. All times are ET.

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: at Milwaukee, at 8 p.m.
  • Saddiq Bey: vs. Boston, at 7 p.m.
  • Mikal Bridges: at Denver, at 9 p.m.
  • Jalen Brunson: vs. Miami, at 7 p.m.
  • Donte DiVincenzo: vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
  • Eric Paschall: vs. Portland, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)