Charlotte Hornets Player Grades: Kemba puts on a show in loss

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night despite a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker.

Wow, what a game, folks. It’s not the outcome the team was hoping for, but you’ve got to give the Charlotte Hornets props for competing until the final buzzer.

Jimmy Butler, the newest member of the 76ers, came up with a huge block on Kemba Walker and drained the game-winning three-pointer on the other end. Butler spoiled Kemba’s career night, as he had dropped 60 points in the losing effort.

Kemba was incredible tonight, putting the team on his back and gave them a chance to pick up the win. This was a historic performance from a Charlotte Hornets legend.

You would have liked to see some of the other players step up and help Kemba out on the offensive end, but in the end, the team tried really hard, but came up short. Take a look at the grades from tonight’s tough loss down below.

Charlotte Hornets. DWAYNE BACON. B+. <a rel=. SF/SG

NICOLAS BATUM. D. It was another struggle for <a rel=. SF/SG. Charlotte Hornets

BISMACK BIYOMBO. C-. <a rel=. C. Charlotte Hornets

B. The rookie Miles Bridges was pretty darn good for the Hornets tonight. He played 25 minutes, scoring nine points on 4-6 shooting to go with four rebounds off the bench. He closed this game tonight and was active during the fourth quarter and overtime.. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets. MILES BRIDGES

C. Charlotte Hornets. WILLY HERNANGOMEZ. C-. It wasn’t the best night for <a rel=

JEREMY LAMB. B. <a rel=. SG. Charlotte Hornets

This was a pretty ugly game from <a rel=. SG/PG. Charlotte Hornets. MALIK MONK. D+

C. <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets. TONY PARKER

A+. Giving The Captain an A+ grade was an obvious decision. Kemba Walker was absolutely sensational tonight, scoring a career-high 60 points on 21-34 shooting. He played his heart out, and had a chance to win the game, but ultimately got blocked by the man who hit the game-winning three-point shot, Jimmy Butler.. PG. Charlotte Hornets. KEMBA WALKER

<a rel=. PF. Charlotte Hornets. MARVIN WILLIAMS. C

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<a rel=. C. Charlotte Hornets. CODY ZELLER. B-