Miles Bridges First Hornets Player with 30 Points, 15 Rebounds, 5 Assists in Game

‣ Miles Bridges became the first Charlotte Hornets player to post 30 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists in a single game, marking a significant achievement in franchise history.
‣ Despite his personal success, the Charlotte Hornets finished their regular-season series against the Chicago Bulls with a 0-4 record, highlighting the team’s struggles despite individual performances.
‣ The Hornets are facing challenges with team injuries, notably playing without LaMelo Ball due to ankle soreness, which impacts their defensive and offensive capabilities.

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Miles Bridges did something no other Charlotte Hornets player has done before. On a Wednesday night that ended in a 117-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls, he scored 30 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and dished out five assists. Impressive, huh?

At 25, Bridges showed off his skills by shooting 11-of-20 from the floor. Not to mention, he nailed 6-of-13 from beyond the arc, tying his career high. And guess what? It was his second time hitting the 30-point mark this season.

Now, if you’re into NBA betting, you might find this interesting. The Hornets are sitting with the 12th-best odds in the Eastern Conference for a playoff spot. Yeah, the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors are looking a bit more favorable, according to the sportsbooks.

Oh, and here’s a fun fact from the Hornets’ PR team on Twitter. They confirmed Bridges’ record-setting performance against Chicago. He finished with a 30-15-5 stat line, including those six 3-pointers. #LetsFly35, am I right?

Furthermore, Bridges isn’t new to this game. This was the third time he’s had back-to-back 20-point, 10-rebound games in his NBA career. Just a few days before, he logged 21 points and 10 boards against the New York Knicks.

Through 35 games this season, Bridges is on fire, setting career highs across the board. We’re talking 21.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. Plus, he’s on the court for an average of 37.2 minutes each game. The dude’s shooting percentages? Solid.

His usage percentage has hit a new peak at 24.2%. And let’s not forget his season-high 33 points in a victory against the Washington Wizards. That game was something else.

But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. The Hornets finished 0-4 against the Bulls in their regular-season series. P.J. Washington and Brandon Miller put up a good fight in the latest game, but it wasn’t enough.

Coby White of the Bulls was on fire, scoring 35 points. Bridges admitted, “We couldn’t stop Coby White.” He pointed out that if they had managed just a few stops on White, the outcome might have been different.

Injuries didn’t help the Hornets either. They were missing LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, and Mark Williams. That’s a tough break.

Despite a valiant effort, the Hornets couldn’t close the gap in the fourth quarter. Chicago outscored them, and Charlotte’s shooting percentages just weren’t cutting it. Coach Steve Clifford summed it up, saying they just couldn’t guard effectively.

Next up, the Hornets are heading to Oklahoma City. Let’s see if they can turn things around.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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