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NBA Bubble Watch: Bubble Edition (Aug. 13)

It’s the penultimate day of the NBA regular season in the bubble!

Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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!

We’re getting close to the end of the regular season in the bubble. The NBA playoffs are set to begin on Monday.

We have three Villanova Wildcats in action on Thursday, with Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks), and Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans). This will be their final game of the regular season.

DiVincenzo and Lowry will be in the playoffs, as the Bucks and Raptors have clinched the top two seeds in the east. Meanwhile, Bridges and the Suns are trying to poach that final playoff spot in the west.

Check back later to see how they did.

Mikal Bridges

Red-hot Phoenix downed the Dallas Mavericks, 128-102. The Suns have completed the bubble with an 8-0 record, and will wait to see what happens with the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. There’s a tight race for the remaining playoff spot in the west.

Bridges chipped in 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, with four rebounds and three assists.

Donte DiVincenzo

The Bucks have already clinched the top-seed in the east, so this final game was just a tune up. They lost to the Grizzlies, 119-106.

DiVincenzo enjoyed a productive day off the bench, logging 17 points, four boards, four assists, and a steal through 19 minutes of action.

Josh Hart

Hart and the Pelicans lost in the nightcap to the Orlando Magic, finishing the season with a 30-42 record. The Magic won 133-127.

Hart was in the starting five and had a great performance. He tallied 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and a block.

Friday’s Slate

Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have their final game of the regular season on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. ET, against the Denver Nuggets.