November 16, 2017, 12:18 am
Nicolas Batum stuffed the stat sheet in his season debut Wednesday night with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, four turnovers and one 3-pointer as part of the Hornets’ fifth consecutive loss, this time to the Cavs by a score of 115-107.
Batum coming back is big and despite the loss, the Hornets looked better than they have in a couple weeks. It was thought that Batum would have a 20 minute cap on Wednesday but he ended up playing 32 minutes and doing plenty of ball handling while he was out there. Batum can help everywhere and as he gets into real regular season shape, he’ll be a name to watch.