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It seems like it was only yesterday when people were still wearing "Free Enes" t-shirts. Fast forward 5 years, and now Enes is solidifying his role on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kanter put on a show in the 4th quarter of yesterday's Game 4 matchup between the Thunder and Mavericks. Enes would score 16 of his game-high 28 points in the closing minutes, eliminating any chance of a run from the Mavs.
Coach Billy Donovan debated whether or not to keep him on the court, but it was teammate Russell Westbrook that insisted to keep him in the game.
“He’s been doing a great job all season long and it goes unnoticed,” Westbrook said. “The stuff he does is unbelievable. All respect to Jamal Crawford, but I don’t believe it should’ve been close for Sixth Man with Enes, a guy that shoots 68, 69 percent from the field. He’s been doing it all season. He needs to get some notoriety over the things he’s doing.” As Russell was saying, Kanter deserves the spotlight for becoming a top big-man in the league this season.
His performance yesterday proves that he's worth his max contract of $17 million. Kanter finished the game with 28 points and 6 rebounds.
Congrats on a great game, big guy!
Patrick Patterson's Raptors collapse in Game 4
For anyone that watched yesterday's Raptors-Pacers game, you know that Patterson and the entire Toronto team were frustrated. So frustrated that Pat-Pat even got a technical foul for an uncalled lane violation.
Heading into the playoffs as the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors looked to sweep the Indiana Pacers. However, the Pacers have fought hard to even the series 2-2. Patterson would finish the game with a poor performance of 8 points and only 1 rebound. Hopefully Toronto can quickly rebound, so we'll have one of our own to cheer in the later rounds.
Aaron Harrison and the Hornets get a huge victory
Even though Aaron only saw the court for just a few minutes, Charlotte scored its first playoff win in 12 years. They look to tie the series with the Miami Heat tomorrow night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was all smiles as he recovers from his second shoulder surgery this season. Great to see both of them in good spirits.
Tonight's NBA Playoff Match-ups
Spurs vs. Grizzlies - 1:00 PM
Warriors vs. Rockets - 3:30 PM
Hawks vs. Celtics - 6:00 PM
Pistons vs. Cavaliers 8:30 PM
Plenty of former Wildcats in action tonight!
Cats in action today
- Both UK Men's and Women's Tennis teams compete today, as it's day 5 of the SEC Tournament.
- #11 UK softball will face the #4 Alabama Crimson Tide at 2:30 in a huge SEC match-up.