Saturday night in the NBA featured 15 former 'Cats in action, including a matchup between the two teams with the most former 'Cats on their team, the Kings and the Suns.
DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 32 points and nine rebounds in the 142-119 win for the Kings. Rajon Rondo contributed a solid performance as well with 15 points, 15 assists, and six rebounds while Willie Cauley-Stein added four points and five rebounds in limited minutes.
On the other side of the floor, Brandon Knight led the Suns with 23 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Devin Booker, who is now starting in place for the injured Eric Bledsoe, chipped in 21 points and four steals while Archie Goodwin added three points in eight minutes.
It's been a rough season thus far for the Pelicans and their star Anthony Davis. Saturday night the Pelicans faced off against the Dallas Mavericks who recently became one of only two teams this season to beat the Warriors. Davis would lead the Pelicans to a 105-98 victory totaling 31 points and 14 rebounds.
Enes Kanter has been having a great year for the Thunder and that would continue in their 109-90 win over the Hornets. Kanter contributed twelve points and four rebounds to the cause while for the Hornets Aaron Harrison recorded a rebound in four minutes.
Karl Anthony-Towns has been having a spectacular rookie season and is making a strong case for Rookie of the Year. Towns had an off night Saturday against the Bucks shooting just 4-17 from the floor totaling eight points and ten rebounds. Tayshaun Prince would added four points to the Timberwolves' effort that came up short 95-85.
Nerlens Noel had a solid 13 points and eight rebound performance in the 76ers' 130-99 loss to the Clippers. Terrence Jones totaled eight points and three assists in the Rockets' 121-103 loss to the Spurs. Trey Lyles finished with seven points and three rebounds in the Utah's 92-87 win over Memphis and James Young recorded a rebound in just eight minutes of the Celtic's 100-97 loss to the Nets.
Sunday night would once again see the Suns take on a fellow former Cat, this time being the Lakers' Julius Randle. Brandon Knight pitched in another strong performance with 25 points and nine assists. Devin Booker added ten points and four rebounds while Archie Goodwin chipped in four points in the Suns' 97-77 loss. Randle totaled just two points but grabbed twelve rebounds and added three assists in the victory.
John Wall has been putting together some amazing performances as of late. He didn't have mind-boggling numbers on Sunday night, but contributed a solid 14 point, five assist, and four rebound performance in the Wizards' 97-75 loss to the Heat.
Patrick Patterson totaled seven points and five rebounds in the Raptors' 115-113 loss to the Bulls on Sunday night. However, the big story from this game came from the Bulls' Jimmy Butler who would break Michael Jordan's Bulls' scoring record for a half. Butler scored an amazing 40 points in the second half of the win surpassing Jordan's record from 1989.