The Charlotte Hornets 2020-21 season can be summed up in a variety of ways.
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There was a lot of excitement with the play of LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, and Terry Rozier, a lot of promise that Charlotte could be ahead of schedule, a lot of injuries that derailed any playoff chances, and a lot of disappointment in the final month of the season.
At the end of the day, fans have a mixed bag of emotions when it comes to judging how this season went. The blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA play-in game will be the lasting memory of the year but there were also a lot of fun moments.
It might seem like a lot of the “best” wins came before the month of May, and that’s because they did. But Ball is still the frontrunner to win Rookie of the Year, Bridges showed that he is a star in the making, and PJ Washington bounced back after a very slow start to the season.
The disappointing part of the year is Charlotte losing its final six games and 16 of its final 22. A large portion of that can be contributed to injuries, a lack of a decent center, and Hornets’ players being gassed from a condensed schedule, but there were a handful of losses during that stretch that were winnable.
Here is a look at the three worst losses and the three best wins of the Charlotte Hornets’ 2020-21 season.