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NBA Wildcat Watch: Bubble Edition (Aug. 6)

Three Wildcats set to lead off the first few NBA games of the day.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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 have three Villanova Wildcats in the first few games of Thursday’s NBA slate. Josh Hart and the New Orleans Pelicans will tip things off at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) and Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns) in the two games after that.

Check back later to see how they did!

Josh Hart

The Pelicans struggled to keep the Sacramento Kings at bay, as Sacramento won an offensive shootout, 140-125.

Hart supplied 23 minutes off the bench, logging 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, with three rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Up Next: vs. Washington on Friday, Aug. 7, at 8 p.m. ET

Donte DiVincenzo

The Milwaukee Bucks have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference, with a 130-116 win over the Miami Heat.

It was a close game, with the Bucks rallying from an early deficit before using a monster 20-0 run to pull away in the fourth quarter.

DiVincenzo was still on the bench. It was a quiet game for him, logging just two points, one rebound, three assists, and a steal through 16 minutes of action.

Up Next: vs. Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Mikal Bridges

The red-hot Suns added another win to their name, beating the Indiana Pacers, 114-99.

Bridges put his defensive prowess on display, continuing to lock down and frustrate his opponent. Unfortunately for the Pacers’ T.J. Warren, he had the privilege of getting clamped by Bridges.

Although it was another impressive showing defensively for Bridges, he did also add 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting, with four boards, two assists, and a steal.

Up Next: vs. Miami on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Friday’s Slate

Two ‘Cats will be playing in the nightcap on Friday night.

  • Josh Hart: vs. Washington at 8 p.m. ET
  • Kyle Lowry: vs. Boston at 9 p.m. ET (TNT)