This weekend continued to be an exciting display of basketball during the NBA playoffs, and yet again our former Kentucky Wildcats showed up and had huge games. Now with so many games going on it can be hard to keep up with them all, but luckily for you, we got the recap for ya.
Pelicans vs Blazers
Now its no secret that Anthony Davis is good at basketball, but Saturday was just a display of beauty for the former Cat. Davis and the Pelicans finished the sweep on the three seed Portland Trailblazers and Davis finished the game with a franchise playoff record forty-seven points.
Now with the Pelicans advancing to the second round, they will more than likely face the NBA defending champion Golden State Warriors in their next series. But with 2x league MVP Steph Curry currently out with an injury it could be a very interesting matchup for former Cats Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis.
Final Stats for the Pelicats
Anthony Davis – 47 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist
Rajon Rondo – 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 16 assist
Darius Miller – 3 points and 4 rebounds
Timberwolves vs Rockets
Through the first two games of this series, it was honestly a one sided affair. The Rockets were dominating at every aspect of the game and it was largely due in part to the struggling of Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns only had a combined thirteen points on 5 of 18 shooting through games one and two. To say the least, it hadn’t been a very impressive performance. But luckily for the Big KAT he grew up fast, and turned things around in Game 3.
Karl-Anthony Towns finished the game with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 blocks, and 1 steal. To say the least, he had himself a big game. With Game 4 in Minnesota tonight the Wolves have a chance to tie the series at two a piece. Will the Big KAT have another big game? Tune in to find out.
Thunder vs Jazz
Patrick Patterson can often be overlooked on his team with stars like Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony on the team. But when the NBA Playoffs come around you NEED your bench and role players to step up, and that’s exactly what Patrick Patterson did.
Patterson finished the night with 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. But his most impressive stat is that he didn’t miss a shot during the game. Going a perfect 3 for 3 from the field which included 2 of 2 from three point land. With that efficiency, you would have to assume that Patterson would get more playing time tonight as the series looks towards Game 4.
Bucks vs Celtics
Eric Bledsoe and the Bucks found a way to finally tie the series at 2-2. With a huge part in Bledsoe being able to help distribute the ball, as well as picking up his defense to shut down Terry Rozier. Bledsoe held Terry Rozier to 10 points on only 3-12 shooting, which largely sparked the rest of the Bucks on defense.
Bledsoe finished the game with 9 points, 1 rebound, 5 assist, 2 blocks, and 1 assist. A real upside for Eric, seeing what we saw from Eric in games one and two. Hopefully the Bucks can steal Game 5 in Boston and help turn the tide in this series.
Wizards vs Raptors
One thing was made clear this weekend, the Wizards are only gonna go as far as John Wall will take them. If John Wall plays well, then more than likely its gonna be a win for the Wizards. If Wall doesn’t play well then you can chalk it up as a loss.
Luckily for the Wizards, Wall played excellent this weekend. John Wall finished the game with 27 points, 14 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. While leading the Wizards and helping tie the series at 2-2.
Is it possible that the eight seed Wizards will upset the number one seed Raptors? My gut initially says no, but largely in reason because the Raptors have home court advantage. But if the Wizards can somehow find a reason to steal Game 5 in Toronto, then watch out for John Wall because he is coming.
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