(Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)
VUSports.com takes a look at the performances of former Villanova Wildcats in the NBA (07 Nov 2018):

The New York Knicks went down to Georgia and secured a 112-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks.  Omari Spellman got the start for the Hawks and played a great game.  He earned a 28-minute run; scoring 18 points (shooting: 6-11 FGs, 3-5 3PFGs, 3-3 FTs), corralling 10 rebounds (four offensive), dishing out 4 assists, blocking three shots and grabbing one steal.  That is some quality stat-sheet-stuffing for the rookie big.  He finished the game with a +2 plus/minus.

Spellman with the swat and the flush:

We see you, Omari! pic.twitter.com/DvADh4CD4y
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 8, 2018

The clean-up bucket and chest thump:

Omari Spellman has 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists and we still have a few minutes left in the first half. pic.twitter.com/ngtRN6t3B5
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) November 8, 2018

post-game chat with Omari:

Omari Spellman had 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal and 0 turnovers in 28 minutes. pic.twitter.com/zxwZPrqBBM
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) November 8, 2018

South on 95 a spell, the Miami Heat grabbed a 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs.  Former Wildcat, forward, Dante Cunningham got the start for the Spurs and played 21 minutes.  He took (and made) only one shot (a two-hand jam in transition) to tally 2 points to go with 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.  His plus/minus was -11.

Cunningham’s dunk:

Omari Spellman has 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists and we still have a few minutes left in the first half. pic.twitter.com/ngtRN6t3B5
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) November 8, 2018

Ryan Arcidiacono was in action down in the Big Easy as the Chicago Bulls lost a road game to the New Orleans Pelicans by a final score of 107-98.  “Arch” logged a whopping 33 bench minutes in which he scored 11 points (on 4-6 FG, 3-4 3PFG, 0-0 FT), ripped down three defensive rebounds, dropped 2 dimes, and secured one steal.  He finished the contest with a -2 plus/minus.

The Dallas Mavericks travelled to scenic Utah.  Jalen Brunson scored the ball very effectively in somewhat limited bench minutes.  In 15 minutes of action, he scored 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3PFG, 0-0 FT).  He also tallied 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal while compiling a team-high +9 plus/minus.

Fun sequence:

Would be hard to explain the rules of basketball to someone just using this 10 second clip of Jalen Brunson pic.twitter.com/5UhQDYbi6b
— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) November 8, 2018

Brunson d’s up here to set up a teammate for the swat:

DENIED. pic.twitter.com/396DR9mFwz
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 8, 2018

Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry was in Sacramento CA with his Toronto Raptors basketball club fashioning a 114-105 win over the Kings.  His streak of 10-assist games ended as he racked up 16 points and 8 assists in 35 minutes of action.  He collected two rebounds and three steals while shooting 6-13 FGs, 2-8 3PFG, and 2-3 FTs.

Lowry jumper, O-board and dime:

A bit of everything from KLow pic.twitter.com/MCe32IH91H
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 8, 2018

Great Raptor ball movement – Lowry gets assist off the extra pass:

Sensational pic.twitter.com/cq1FYAZCJ4
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 8, 2018

This Lowry pass was on the money:

KYLE LOWRY DIME pic.twitter.com/RwzK8Mqsj2
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 8, 2018

Lowry talks about his teammates:

“We got some great guys on this team.” – @Klow7?? | https://t.co/U1A3E2IztS pic.twitter.com/f9dkQ9VWTf
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 8, 2018

Josh Hart and the Lake Show were at home – playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves on ESPN.  The Lakers defeated the T’Wolves, 114-110.  Hart came out shooting the ball like a champion – draining his first four three-point FGs in a somewhat rapid manner.  All seven of his FG attempts were from three-point range – he made five.  Hart was also a perfect 6-6 from the line to end the game with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal.  His +11 plus/minus lead the Lakers.  A late O-board on which he was fouled and drained two FTs was critical to the Lakers’ win.

The early three-pointers by Hart:

Josh Hart caught fire from beyond the arc in the first half ????????#LakeShow (??: @SpectrumSN & ESPN) pic.twitter.com/8fUAuoAgPj
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 8, 2018

Hart = En Fuego:

???????????????? pic.twitter.com/G8Wlku6KEj
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 8, 2018

Hart hustle:

It takes Hart. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/SYE1IBsYy4
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 8, 2018




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