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!
Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns) and Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) are in action tonight, but here’s a look at how all eight NBA Wildcats did.
Milwaukee won a close one over the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-100, on Sunday. DiVincenzo had 11 points, seven rebounds, and a steal.
He had three points, three boards, three assists, and a steal in the Bucks’ 128-97 loss to Denver.
Up Next: at Memphis on Thursday, Mar. 4, at 8 p.m. ET
Bridges provided some defense in the Suns’ 118-99 win over Minnesota on Sunday. He finished with nine points (4-of-5 shooting), seven boards, two assists, two steals, and a pair of blocks in a win.
Phoenix won again on Tuesday, defeating the Lakers, 114-104. Bridges had 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting, with six rebounds, and five assists.
Up Next: vs. Golden State on Thursday, Mar., 4, at 10 p.m. ET
After the Bulls’ weekend showdown with Toronto was postponed, Chicago returned to action on Monday with a 118-112 loss to Denver. Arcidiacono had five points, one rebound, and a steal in the loss.
Up Next: at New Orleans on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 8 p.m. ET
Bey surpassed LaMelo Ball for the most consecutive double-digit scoring games for a rookie this season. Bey had 10 points and five rebounds in the Pistons’ 109-90 loss to the New York Knicks.
Up Next: at Toronto on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 7 p.m. ET
Treys up! @_Beyyy15 pic.twitter.com/6RCCWsBvNK— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 1, 2021
from Saddiq B3️⃣Y @_Beyyy15 pic.twitter.com/P9PtJH8ME4— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 1, 2021
The Mavericks beat the Nets, 115-98, on Saturday. Brunson added 14 points, three boards, one assist, and two steals off the bench in the win.
Brunson balled out on Monday night, scoring a career-high bench performance of 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Dallas’ 130-124 win over Orlando. He also had six rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Up Next: vs. Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Jalen Brunson has a new career-high in a bench performance for the third time in his last 8 games with 24 points.— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) March 2, 2021
Brunson is averaging 16.9 points (.570 FG%, .447 3FG%), 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last 8 games, and Dallas has gone 6-2 in that stretch. pic.twitter.com/3QPUeMXWVN
@jalenbrunson1 postgame interview— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 2, 2021
“I work every day. I put the work in every day. I make sure people tell me to change clothes or kick me out. I’m just trying to work on my game.” pic.twitter.com/22wPuWkJdd
"Yes sir!" #MFFL | https://t.co/cBaD5KmuCJ pic.twitter.com/E8DVlLP2yv— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 2, 2021
Hart had a rough shooting performance in the Pelicans’ 117-114 loss on Saturday. He had two points on two free throws and went 0-for-8 on the floor, including a 0-of-6 showing from deep. He had nine rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
Up Next: vs. Chicago on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 8 p.m. ET
Toronto’s games against Chicago on Sunday and Detroit on Tuesday were both postponed.
Up Next: vs. Detroit on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 7 p.m. ET
Paschall supplied a team-high 18 points off the bench in the Warriors’ 117-91 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. He also had four boards, one assist, and a steal.
Up Next: at Portland on Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Six ‘Cats in action on Wednesday, including two games where it’s Wildcat vs. Wildcat — Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons) vs. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), and Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls) vs. Josh Hart (New Orleans Pelicans). All times ET:
- Ryan Arcidiacono: at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
- Saddiq Bey: at Toronto, 7 p.m.
- Jalen Brunson: vs. Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.
- Josh Hart: vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
- Kyle Lowry: vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
- Eric Paschall: at Portland, 10 p.m. (ESPN)