Charlotte Hornets’ Bridge to Early Season Success

The Charlotte Hornets are off to a second-best 5-2 start in the Eastern Conference. Emerging as the highest-scoring offense in the league to start this season. The best start with fourth-year head coach James Borrego. Coached by forward Miles Bridges as he is off to a great start. Becoming Charlotte’s leading scorer this season, including three 30-point performances. One of them came against the Brooklyn Nets. where Bridges dominated, scoring 32 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals in a 111-95 home win.

In 2020, Rookie of the Year winner LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges fed off each other. Especially on the counterattacks, Ball’s vision of the court and Bridges’ athleticism led to a lot of points. In an outstanding season, Charlotte struggled to stay competitive last season. This season is a total change but with the same great connection between the two.

Miles Bridges is shooting better than ever this season, becoming a more confident shooter. Bridges is attempting more 3-pointers this season. Taking down 37% of his deep balls. In previous years, reaching the basket has been a strong point for Bridges. With a 6’7 ā€¯frame, Bridges gets most of his points in the paint. Now Bridges has become an increasingly difficult double-threat scorer to defend. Charlotte has a lineup of great 3-point shooters like Kelly Oubre Jr., Gordon Hayward, LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and PJ Washington off the bench. Spacing the court with Miles Bridges attacking the basket has opened up the perimeter more for three-point shots. Subsequently, Charlotte has made the most triples this season.

The league recognized Miles Bridges’ incredible performances and honored him as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. After leading Charlotte to a 3-0 start for the first time in franchise history. Including a 20-plus point comeback against the Indiana Pacers in the season opener. If Bridges continues to play strong, the most improved player will win. Especially if Charlotte wins more games, coming to the top of the weakest Eastern Conference. The combination of Bridges and LaMelo Ball has become a fan favorite, keep cheering for Charlotte.

Isaias Pinto

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