Former University of Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein said playing power forward instead of center for the Sacramento Kings “is good for me. Just playing in space and not being so claustrophobic in the lane all the time. I’m starting to unlock something in the game that I’ve been working on for a long time.”
Former University of Kentucky and Mason County High School star Darius Miller scored a career-high 21 points, including what proved to be the game-winner, in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 106-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Former University of Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox buried a game-winning, 15-foot jumper over Robert Covington with 14.1 seconds left in the Sacramento Kings’ 109-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2017.
Former University of Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox elevated for a 19-foot jumper with 14.1 seconds to play, sinking it for a 109-108 Sacramento Kings victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 14 rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins added 32 points and 13 boards and Darius Miller added 12 points as the New Orleans Pelicans rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 117-112. Davis was 14-for-18 from the field in New Orleans’ third straight win.
Jerry Tipton was named along with a number of others Tuesday as winners of the seventh annual Bluegrass Sports Awards. Tipton, who has covered Kentucky men’s basketball since the 1981-82 season, will receive the Tom Hammond Kentucky Sports Media Award.
Former UK player Mark Pope is the coach at Utah Valley. His team opens the season at Kentucky on Friday. Then his team plays at Duke on Saturday. He still wonders about the wisdom of facing what’s been dubbed ‘the toughest 24 hours in college basketball history.’
The Charlotte Hornets’ Malik Monk scored more points in the fourth quarter (18) than NBA leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo scored in this entire game (14).“I can score,” the former Kentucky guard said with a shrug after proving as much. Monk totaled a career-high 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting. That included 5-of-8 from 3-point range.
The New Orleans Pelicans have two of the top five scorers in the league in former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, but New Orleans is off to a 3-5 start after Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota. Why can’t a team with two of the most versatile and dominant big men in the league close out games?