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Hornets escape Bulls, 110-104, move to 3-1 in preseason

The Charlotte Hornets played well against the Chicago Bulls, and it seems they’ve solidified their rotation as well.

Chicago Bulls v Charlotte Hornets Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Charlotte Hornets beat the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Malik Monk’s abilities were on full display, especially on this alley-oop pass to Miles Bridges.

One Hornet that had a particularly interesting stat line was Nicolas Batum, who finished with seven points, seven assists, and 12 rebounds. Batum even played a short stint at power forward in the third quarter.

Another player that impressed (other than Kemba Walker) was Jeremy Lamb. He posted 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Miles Bridges wasn’t as electric as the previous three games, only putting up two points, three rebounds, and one assist.

Another note from Monday night’s game was the amount of playing time received by both Frank Kaminsky and Dwayne Bacon. While Bacon was expected to take a decrease in minutes with the return of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kaminsky didn’t enter the game until the start of the fourth quarter. It seems as if these two will be the two prominent players left out of the rotation.

The Hornets started strong and didn’t let up until the last half of the fourth quarter. For the majority of the second half, Charlotte led by more than fifteen points.

The Hornets’ next game will be against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, October 12th at 7:00 PM EST. Charlotte will look to continue their streak (I know it’s preseason, but I’ll take it) against a Luka Doncic-led Dallas team that is really fun to watch.