Hayward exploded for 41 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists on an efficient 15-of-19 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 from 3-point range. The 12-year veteran flat out dominated from the opening tip as he was able to get to his spot on the floor every single time.
Cody Martin finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists on 8-of-13 shooting and a career-high 4-of-4 from downtown.
Check out the individual player grades from Wednesday’s win below.
Terry Rozier: B
Terry Rozier finished Wednesday night’s victory with 13 points and 5 assists on 5-of-12 shooting and 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Rozier was on his second game back from health and safety protocols as he’s filling in as the starting point guard for LaMelo Ball, who should return soon from COVID.
Cody Martin: A
Again and again, Cody Martin has continued to produce for the Hornets, whether coming off the bench or in a spot start. Martin led the team in minutes on Wednesday, playing 40 minutes for the Hornets. When the Hornets get back to full strength, having Martin, Oubre, and Washington coming off the bench gives Charlotte one of the deepest teams in the league.
Gordon Hayward: A+
Hayward was simply dominant on Wednesday night, scoring 41 points through just three quarters. Having this kind of production from Hayward with LaMelo out is huge for the Hornets and with a full healthy roster, the Hornets offense can be seriously scary.
Miles Bridges was all over the place on Wednesday night, finishing with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists on 8-of-12 shooting. Bridges has really blossomed as a playmaker this season along with his uptick in scoring, which can only benefit the Hornets’ offensive arsenal.
P.J. Washington: A
Like Bridges, P.J. Washington filled the stat sheet in Wednesday night’s victory, finishing with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks on 5-of-7 shooting and 2-of-4 from downtown. Washington is so versatile and can do so many things for the Hornets, which will come in handy as the season goes on.