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Big Night for Former Kentucky Guards in NBA

Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, and Nerlens Noel led the charge for the blue & white in the NBA last night.

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Several former guards for the 'Cats played very well on Wednesday night, including the Suns' starting guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.

It was a Big Blue reunion in Phoenix as the four former 'Cats for the Suns welcomed in the three former 'Cats on the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins did not play in the game due to injury (he is expected back soon); however, all of the other six former 'Cats would play in the Suns' 118-97 win. Bledsoe led all UK alums with 19 points, eight assists, six rebounds, four steals, and a block.

Knight wasn't far behind his backcourt teammate, adding 17 points, seven assists, two rebounds, and a block and steal. Devin Booker and Archie Goodwin would both see very limited time. Booker had five points, a block, and a steal while Goodwin chipped in two points. As for the two former 'Cats on the Kings, Rondo finished with nine points, six assists, three rebounds, and a steal while Willie struggled with no points, four rebounds, and a block.

John Wall was another former UK guard to have a big game on Wednesday night. Wall tallied 17 points, 13 assists, four steals, two rebounds, and a block in the Wizards' 102-99 win over the Spurs. As clutch as John is he didn't make the game winner on Wednesday night; however, he did have the assist on the shot to Bradley Beal who made the three as time expired.

After all this love for the guards, there were some solid performances from former 'Cat big men on Wednesday night, as well. Nerlens Noel put up 17 points, twelve rebounds, a block, steal, and assist in the 76ers' 91-87 loss to the Bucks

Enes Kanter also had a solid night, totaling 15 points and six rebounds in the Thunders' 103-98 loss to the Raptors. Patrick Patterson also played in that game, adding seven points, three assists, two rebounds, two blocks, and two steals in the Raptors' winning effort.

Neither Terrence Jones or Chuck Hayes would see anytime in the Rockets' 119-114 win over the Magic on Wednesday night. Jones missed the game due to a cut on his eyelid suffered Friday night and is expected to be back in a game or two. Hayes didn't play due to coach's decision.