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Cats in the NBA: Monday Night Recap

Recapping Monday night’s NBA action involving former Kentucky Wildcats.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

A 48-point performance by Jamal Murray highlighted several Kentucky Wildcats’ outings on Monday night’s NBA hardwood.

Murray’s 48 points, on 19-30 shooting, came with five rebounds and four assists in a 115-107 win over the Boston Celtics. His teammate, Trey Lyles, scored 13 points and blocked two shots in 23 minutes.

Down South, Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo came close to a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds in a 120-115 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Kevin Knox made his return from injury for the New York Knicks, but only managed to play five minutes to score just two points in 116-115 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Enes Kanter, though, saw the court for 41 minutes to post a 20-20 game consisting of 23 points & 24 rebounds with seven assists to fall just shy of a triple-double.

While the New Orleans Pelicans lost their sixth-straight game, their front court was far from the issue as Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Julius Randle scored 26 points and also grabbed eight rebounds.

Off the bench, Darius Miller scored nine points in the 122-116 loss to Oklahoma City.

Meanwhile, Patrick Patterson helped his Thunder to their fifth-straight win by scoring 10 points. Rookie Hamidou Diallo also added four points in 11 minutes.

Out in Los Angeles, the Timberwolves’ struggles continued despite 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks from Karl-Anthony Towns. The Clippers won, 120-109, despite only six points and five assists from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

On Tuesday night, catch Alex Poythress and the Atlanta Hawks, Malik Monk, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Charlotte Hornets, John Wall and the Washington Wizards, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns as well as Jodie Meeks and the Milwaukee Bucks.