Charlotte Hornets Player Grades: Team win over Pacers

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 picked up a 127-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night to go over the .500 mark.

This had to be one of the better performances for the Charlotte Hornets this season. The Indiana Pacers may not have had Victor Oladipo, their best player, but they still have a really good team. It was a good night for everyone, and this has to be a real confidence booster for the team.

The team made 18 three-pointers tonight, which was three shy of a franchise record. Aside from Cody Zeller and Tony Parker, each player made at least one three-pointer. They were burning the nets all night, and when they shoot the ball like this, the Charlotte Hornets are going to be tough to stop.

Charlotte is now 9-8 on the season, and will prepare for the Oklahoma City Thunder when they come to town on Friday night.

Now, let’s hand out these grades. The only player who didn’t get into the game tonight was Bismack Biyombo, so, obviously, he won’t be included in tonight’s grades. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Willy Hernangomez were out with injury.

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

B. It’s a beautiful sight for Hornets fans when <a rel=. SF. Charlotte Hornets. NICOLAS BATUM

MILES BRIDGES. B-. After a pretty quiet first half of basketball, the Charlotte Hornets exciting rookie <a rel=. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets. DEVONTE' GRAHAM. C. Graham got three minutes of garbage time tonight, but did nothing but pick up a foul and turn the ball over. He’ll get his shot at fair minutes eventually, but right now, he’ll only get minutes late when the game is already decided.. PG

B. With Willy Hernangomez out tonight with a sprained ankle, <a href=. C/PF. Charlotte Hornets. FRANK KAMINSKY

A. The Player of the Game, ladies and gentleman. <a rel=. SG/SF. Charlotte Hornets. JEREMY LAMB

Coming into tonight’s game, <a rel=. SG/PG. Charlotte Hornets. MALIK MONK. B

Charlotte Hornets. TONY PARKER. C+. It wasn’t the best night for Tony Parker, who scored just three points on 1-5 shooting off the bench. He took some hits to the face, but provided some stability off the pine like he has done all season long.. PG

One takeaway from this game was the fact that <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets. KEMBA WALKER. B+

B. Before leaving the same with a facial contusion/bloody nose, Marvelous Marvin was having a nice night. He’s struggled this season, so it’s nice to see him hitting shots. Williams scored nine points in 23 minutes and hit 2-3 from downtown. Hope you feel better, Marvin!. PF. Charlotte Hornets. MARVIN WILLIAMS

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B+. Cody Zeller had one of his better games of the season tonight, finishing with 15 points on 7-10 shooting to go with five rebounds. He was finishing well around the basket, and despite finishing with one assist, I thought he was moving the ball well. Zeller is an underrated player, and he showed how valuable he can be tonight.. C. Charlotte Hornets. CODY ZELLER