Charlotte Hornets Player Grades: The Brow strikes

Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night with a final score of 119-109.

The Charlotte Hornets ended a four-game home stand on Sunday night in sour fashion, losing to the New Orleans Pelicans by ten. Anthony Davis led the way, going off for 36 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists. The eight assists tied his career-high in that department.

After the first quarter, it just seemed like the Hornets were stuck in mud. They couldn’t get anything going as a group and the Pelicans took advantage. Charlotte led by one after the first period.

The Hornets starters combined for just 42 points, where the Pelicans starters combined for 81 points. However, the Hornets bench was fantastic, combing for 67 points. They had four double-digit scorers off the bench.

Cody Zeller and Charlotte’s two-way players J.P. Macura and Joe Chealey were the only players inactive tonight, so they won’t be included in the grades. Zeller missed the game after exiting Friday’s game against Utah with a rib contusion.

Let’s hand out these grades, folks.

C-. <a rel=. SF/SG. Charlotte Hornets. DWAYNE BACON

This was a really rough outing for <a rel=. SF/SG. Charlotte Hornets. NICOLAS BATUM. D+

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

B+. The rookie <a rel=. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets. MILES BRIDGES

B. The other rookie, <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets. DEVONTE' GRAHAM

B-. <a rel=. C. Charlotte Hornets. WILLY HERNANGOMEZ

B+. What a great game for <a rel=. C/PF. Charlotte Hornets. FRANK KAMINSKY

MKG had another productive night for the Hornets, finishing with 10 points in 19 minutes. He was a beast defensively, as usual, and even hit a three-pointer tonight. He’s a real valuable piece to this Hornets team.. SF/PF. Charlotte Hornets. MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST. B

<a rel=. SG/SF. Charlotte Hornets. JEREMY LAMB. B-

C+. In nine minutes of action, Malik Monk shot just 1-5 from the field and scored four points. He did have three assists, including a sensational off the backboard alley-oop to Miles Bridges. Monk is losing minutes right now, so he’ll need to play better in order to earn some more time.. SG/PG. Charlotte Hornets. MALIK MONK

TONY PARKER. B-. The veteran <a rel=. PG. Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets. KEMBA WALKER. B-. Kemba Walker is struggling with his shot right now. He shot 5-16 from the field, and missed all six of his three-point attempts. When he’s off, the Hornets are off. He did tweak his ankle in the first quarter, but was able to return to the game.. PG

Next. Where Jeremy Lamb ranks among East shooting guards. dark

MARVIN WILLIAMS. C+. Marvelous Marvin was playing some solid basketball up until his night was cut short due to a shoulder injury. It was later determined that he sprained that shoulder, and he couldn’t return to the game. He had five points in 10 minutes and hit a three-pointer.. PF. Charlotte Hornets