Suns and Lakers game features numerous NBA Cats


No. 2 UK freshman Eric Bledsoe drives the ball down the court during the second half of the Cats’ game against the Florida Gators on Tueday, Jan. 12, 2009 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. The Cats defeated the Gators 89-77. Staff file photo

Kevin Erpenbeck

Friday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns showcased some former UK stars lighting it up against/with each other.

Devin Booker, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe of the Suns were able to top Julius Randle and the Lakers 119-115 on Friday. Overall, the NBA Cats scored a combined 73 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had 22 assists.

But the star of the night was Bledsoe, who dropped 30 in his team’s win. Bledsoe is doing well a season removed from his devastating knee injury, averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

Note: Tyler Ulis did not play for the Suns Friday due to a coach’s decision.