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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Anthony Davis Domination Edition

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Good morning Big Blue Nation. I hope you all had similar Saturdays to the one I had yesterday. I spent it outside doing yard work (which I love), going to a cookout with friends,

and ended by watching Thunder Over Louisville from the top of Iroquois Park.In between all of that, I was able to catch some of the New Orleans Pelicans (Wildcats) vs. Portland Trailblazers playoff game. Something immediately hit me: the Blazers had no answer for Anthony Davis on offense or on defense.

Davis set a franchise record in a playoff game by scoring 47 points to help the Pelicans sweep the Blazers in their opening playoff series. He also had 11 rebounds.

Former Cat Rajon Rondo had seven points and sixteen assists as he continues to revive his career in the Big Easy.

When Demarcus Cousins went down for the season with an Achilles injury, many wrote off the Pelicans. But thanks to the play of Davis, Rondo, and Jrue Holiday, the team has elevated to another level and Alvin Gentry has something brewing.

Tweets of the Day

I laughed out loud when I saw this. Man, gotta love KAT.

John Calipari loves it when he runs into his former players’ moms. He has really built up the family atmosphere at UK.

Cal ain’t worried about Mack.

He’s a top five player in the world. There’s no questioning it any longer.


Who was Calipari watching at the EYBL in Dallas on Saturday | Cats Illustrated- This is a great breakdown of all the recruits Cal and other elite college coaches were tracking. I don’t think you will find a better one.

Cats salvage series vs. Gators | UK Athletics- Justin Lewis threw a gem as UK beats Florida 3-2 to get one win in a three game series. The Gators are the number one team in the nation and looked every bit the part over the weekend.

Tyrese Maxey talks Cal visit and reclassifying | Courier-Journal- Maxey is at the EYBL and Cal is keeping a close eye on the second ranked guard in 2019. Is reclassifying an option for Maxey? He’s heavily considering it and I think he will.

Yeah, he good.

#18 Cats beat Georgia | UK Athletics- Abbey Cheek’s two run bomb lifted the Cats over the Dawgs 4-2.

KAT and Timberwolves avoid sweep | ESPN- Karl-Anthony Towns has been a non-factor in his playoff debut. But with his team’s back against the wall he put up a double-double as the Wolves dominated the Rockets.

Sean Manaea no-hits the Red Sox | Sporting News- Major League Baseball had its first no-hitter and it came against one of the best teams in baseball. The A’s beat the red hot Red Sox 3-0.

Tennessee coach scolds fans after spring game | CBS- Jeremy Pruitt has been at Tennessee all of about five minutes and he’s already calling out fans for attendance.

Maybe win a few games before you start being a jerk to the fans, chief.

Westworld Season 2 premieres tonight! | Washington Post- The second best show on HBO is back after a year break. The season finale saw all hell break loose on the robot fantasy world. Catch up and get ready for the fireworks.