Charlotte Hornets: Positives and Negatives through 44 Games

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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It’s been an up-and-down season for the Charlotte Hornets, experiencing many positives, but also many negatives along the way.

Forty-four games into the 2018-2019 NBA season and the Charlotte Hornets are in a relatively comfortable position in the Eastern Conference. Sitting as the 8th seed in the NBA’s weaker conference, the Hornets (currently 21-23) have experienced both good and bad in the first half of the season.

The latest good moment being a win over the Sacramento Kings. However, with all it’s glory and high moments, the Hornets have equally had as many or more lows and disappointing moments. In few words, here are a few positives and negatives virtually halfway through the NBA season.

One Good Game:

On Thursday night, the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Sacramento Kings. It was a slow start for the team, but after the first quarter, they kicked it into high gear and ran away with it, earning a 19 point victory over a potential playoff team.

Kemba Walker scored a team-high 23 points, while rookie Miles Bridges stepped up off the bench, chipping in 15 big points.

One Bad Game:

This was quite possibly the worst loss of the season for the Hornets, as the Mavericks beat them by 38 points at home.

It was ugly, and the type of performance that you want to avoid at all costs, especially when playing at home. The leading scorer was Kemba Walker, but he had just 11 points, which should tell you all you need to know about that loss.