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NBA Wildcat Watch: Bubble Edition (Aug. 8-11)

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Catching up on the weekend, plus Monday and what’s coming up on Tuesday.

San Antonio Spurs v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/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!

It’s time to get caught up on the bubble action from the weekend, plus Monday.

Also, we’ve got Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans), and Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) in action on Tuesday night. Check back later to see how they did as well!

Mikal Bridges

The Suns should just play all their games in the bubble from now on. Phoenix is still undefeated, picking up wins over the Miami Heat on Saturday, and then the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.

First, the Suns beat the Heat, 119-112. Bridges had 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, and a block in the win.

Then, against the Thunder, Phoenix won comfortably, 128-101. Bridges added 18 points, six boards, one assist, and a steal towards the winning effort.

Bridges and the Suns continued to roll, beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 130-117. He was on fire against the team that originally drafted him, prompting Suns Twitter to deliver a thank you note.

Bridges went 8-of-10 on the floor en route to a 24-point game, with two boards, one assist, two steals, and a pair of blocks.

Up Next: vs. Dallas on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. ET (TNT)

Josh Hart

Hart and the Pelicans lost their game against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, 122-113. Hart was scoreless off the bench through 16 minutes of action, but had five boards and an assist.

New Orleans lost to the Sacramento Kings, 112-106. Hart was in the starting five for the game. He played 30 minutes of action, finishing with three points (1-of-8 shooting), 10 boards, one assist, and two steals.

Up Next: vs. Orlando on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. ET

Donte DiVincenzo

The Bucks took back-to-back losses against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, then the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

Milwaukee lost in overtime to Dallas, 136-132. DiVincenzo had a quiet game, with one point, four boards, one block, and an assist through 22 minutes of action.

Then, in the 114-106 loss to Toronto, he had six points, nine rebounds, one assists, one block, and a steal.

DiVincenzo didn’t play in the 126-113 win over the Washington Wizards.

Up Next: vs. Memphis on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Toronto currently is coming off of back-to-back wins.

On Sunday, it beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 108-99. Lowry had a solid all-around game with 15 points, seven boards, eight assists, and four steals. He did, however, have nine turnovers and shot just 4-of-12 on the floor.

He didn’t play in the Raptors’ 114-106 win over Milwaukee, due to a back injury. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.

Up Next: vs. Philadelphia on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)


Wednesday’s Slate

Only a four NBA games on Wednesday in total, and one features a Villanova alum, if he’ll be healthy enough to play.

If Kyle Lowry plays, he’ll face off against the Philadelphia 76ers at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The game will be on ESPN.