May 1, 2016, 1:25 pm
Nicolas Batum (foot/ankle) scored 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes off the bench in Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Heat.
The Hornets got throttled 29-11 in the third quarter and the blowout was on. Batum showed a lot of toughness in playing in this series and this season is a huge success for the Hornets. They resisted what would have been a dumb urge to dump Steve Clifford and they have a superstar in the making in Kemba Walker. They’re still a few pieces away from contention, but the foundation is strong in Charlotte.