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NBA Wildcat Watch (Feb. 13-16)

Time to get caught up with the NBA ‘Cats.

New Orleans Pelicans v Detroit Pistons Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via 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!

Here’s all the NBA action from the last couple of days. Shoutout to Donte DiVincenzo for hitting his 1,000th career point over the weekend, and another shoutout to Saddiq Bey for picking up Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors!

There are also four Wildcats playing on Tuesday night, check back later to see how they did!

Josh Hart

The Pelicans lost, 123-112, to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Hart had eight points, three boards, and four assists in the loss.

He and the Pelicans bounced back with a 144-113 win over Memphis on Tuesday night. Hart lit it up off the bench, finishing with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting, with six 3-pointers. He also had nine boards, two assists, and a game-high plus/minus rating of +30.

Up Next: vs. Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET

Kyle Lowry

Lowry had 24 points, four boards, four assists, and a pair of steals in the Raptors’ 116-112 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

The Raptors beat the Bucks, 124-113, on Tuesday night. Lowry had 18 points, six boards, six assists, and two steals.

Up Next: at Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo had the hot hand from deep in the Bucks’ 114-109 loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday. He finished with 17 points (5-of-7 from three-point range), eight rebounds, two assists, and a steal. He also scored his 1,000th career NBA point.

The Bucks lost, 124-113, to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. DiVincenzo had 12 points, three rebounds, and eight assists.

Up Next: vs. Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Mikal Bridges

Bridges had a quiet outing in the Suns’ 120-111 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. He had four points, two rebounds, and one assist.

He bounced back with a stronger showing offensively in the Suns’ 109-90 win over Orlando on Sunday. He had 21 points, five boards, one assist, and two steals.

On Tuesday night, the Suns lost a close one to the Brooklyn Nets, 128-124. Bridges had 10 points, six boards, two assists, one steal, and a block in the loss.

Up Next: at New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. ET

Ryan Arcidiacono

The Bulls pulled off a 120-112 win in overtime. Arcidiacono logged four minutes off the bench, grabbing two rebounds and dishing out an assist during this stretch.

Up Next: at Charlotte on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. ET

Saddiq Bey

Bey had a good performance in the starting five for the Pistons’ 123-112 win over the Pelicans on Sunday. He finished with 16 points (6-of-11 overall, 4-of-8 from deep), with four rebounds, six assists, and three steals.

He was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Up Next: at Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET

Jalen Brunson

Brunson had 11 points, two rebounds, and two assists off the bench in Dallas’ 121-118 loss to Portland on Sunday.

Up Next: vs. Detroit on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET

Eric Paschall

Paschall had a good showing off the bench in Golden State’s 134-117 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. He had 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, with four rebounds, through 17 minutes of action.

The Warriors bounced back with a 129-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Paschall added 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, and a block in the winning effort.

Up Next: vs. Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Wednesday’s Slate

It’ll be a busy night for the Villanova alumni, with five ‘Cats in action. All times ET:

  • Ryan Arcidiacono: at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
  • Saddiq Bey: at Dallas, 9 p.m.
  • Jalen Brunson: vs. Detroit, 9 p.m.
  • Josh Hart: vs. Portland, 9 p.m.
  • Eric Paschall: vs. Miami, 10 p.m. (ESPN)