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NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 1)

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A fairly busy slate to tip off the New Year.

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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!

It’s a fairly busy slate for the NBA Wildcats, with six in action to tip off the New Year, including a couple coming off back-to-backs. Here’s who’s on deck for the first game of 2021, check back later to see how they did.


Saddiq Bey

Bey was in the starting five for the Pistons’ 96-93 win, and he lit it up from deep. Bey went 5-of-8 from long range en route to a 17-point performance. He also had seven boards, one assist, and a pair of steals.

Up Next: vs. Boston on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Jalen Brunson

Brunson logged 12 minutes off the bench in the Mavericks’ 93-83 win over the Miami Heat. He had two points, three boards, three assists, and a pair of steals.

Up Next: at Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo went 3-for-4 from deep en route to an 11-point game in Milwaukee’s 126-96 win over Chicago.

Up Next: vs. Detroit on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. ET

Ryan Arcidiacono

Chicago’s Chandler Hutchinson tested positive for the coronavirus. Arcidiacono and two other teammates are also out due to the league’s health and safety protocols and will not play in tonight’s game against Milwaukee.

Up Next: vs. Dallas on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Bridges and the Suns won 106-103 over the Denver Nuggets. He had 14 points (4-of-8 from deep), as well as one rebound, two assists, and a block.

Up Next: vs. Clippers on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET

Eric Paschall

Paschall had a nice outing off the bench in the Warriors’ 123-98 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He had 13 points (5-of-7 shooting) through 17 minutes, with four boards, an assist, and one block.

Up Next: vs. Portland on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Weekend, and-one

Here’s where you can catch all nine ‘Cats throughout the weekend, plus Monday. All times ET.

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: vs. Dallas on Sun., Jan. 3, at 8 p.m.
  • Saddiq Bey: vs. Boston on Sun., Jan. 3, at 3 p.m. (NBA TV) | at Milwaukee on Mon., Jan. 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Mikal Bridges: vs. Clippers on Sun., Jan. 3, at 8 p.m.
  • Jalen Brunson: at Chicago on Sun., Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. | at Houston on Mon., Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
  • Donte DiVincenzo: vs. Detroit on Mon., Jan. 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Josh Hart: vs. Toronto on Sat., Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV) | vs. Indiana on Mon., Jan. 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Kyle Lowry: at New Orleans on Sat., Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV) | vs. Boston on Mon., Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Eric Paschall: vs. Portland on Sun., Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. (NBA TV) | vs. Sacramento on Mon., Jan. 4, at 10 p.m.
  • Omari Spellman: at Indiana on Sat., Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. | at Atlanta on Mon., Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m.