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NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 16-19)

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Time to get caught up on the NBA ‘Cats!

New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Harry How/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!

There were a few postponements, but here’s all the action surrounding the NBA ‘Cats from Saturday through Monday, as well as what’s coming up for Tuesday night, which only has Josh Hart and the New Orleans Pelicans suiting up.


Josh Hart

Hart had five points, five boards, three assists, and a steal in New Orleans’ narrow 128-123 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

He and the Pelicans lost on Tuesday night to the Utah Jazz, 118-102. Hart had eight points (3-of-5 shooting), five boards, one assist, and a steal.

Up Next: at Utah on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono had his first taste of action since being sidelined due to the league’s health and safety protocol. He had four points, four boards, and five assists through 17 minutes of game time during the Bulls’ 117-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

On Monday, he played for 17 minutes in Chicago’s 125-120 win over Houston. Arcidiacono shot 3-of-4 from long range en route to a nine-point game, with two boards and two assists.

Up Next: at Charlotte on Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. ET

Saddiq Bey

Bey logged 11 minutes in the Pistons’ 120-100 win over Miami on Saturday. He had five points and a rebound.

On Monday, he played just four minutes in the Pistons match with Miami, where the Pistons loss 113-107. He logged just one rebound through four minutes of play.

Up Next: at Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Mikal Bridges

Bridges and the Suns had their game against the Indiana Pacers postponed on Saturday.

Despite a balanced scoring effort by the Suns, Phoenix lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, 108-104. Bridges had 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with eight boards, two assists, one steal, and a block.

Up Next: at Houston on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Jalen Brunson

Brunson remained out for the Mavericks’ 117-101 loss to Dallas on Sunday.

He made his return in the 116-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday. He was inserted into the starting five and finished with 13 points (4-of-10 overall, 3-for-4 from three-point range), two rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

Up Next: at Indiana on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. ET

Donte DiVincenzo

The Bucks lost a thriller to the Brooklyn Nets, 125-123, on Monday night. DiVincenzo had eight points on 3-of-9 shooting, with one rebound and an assist in the loss.

Up Next: vs. Lakers on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Kyle Lowry

Lowry and the Raptors squeezed out a close 116-113 win over the Hornets on Saturday. He had 19 points (6-of-13 shooting), with six rebounds, six assists, and a block.

Then, they won another game on Monday night, beating Dallas, 116-93. Lowry had a game-high 23 points (9-of-12 shooting, 3-for-5 from deep), nine rebounds, seven assists, and a block.

Up Next: vs. Miami on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Eric Paschall

Paschall was key off the bench in Golden State’s 115-113 win over the Lakers. He provided 19 points (8-of-11 shooting), with four boards, three assists, and a steal.

Up Next: vs. San Antonio on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. ET

Wednesday’s Slate

Five Villanova alumni are set to go on Wednesday. All times ET:

  • Saddiq Bey: at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mikal Bridges: at Houston, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Jalen Brunson: at Indiana, 7 p.m.
  • Kyle Lowry: vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.
  • Eric Paschall: vs. San Antonio, 10 p.m.