Bridges recorded 23 points (10-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block across 37 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.
Bridges carried the Hornets offensively in this game and finished just two boards away from posting a double-double, but his efforts were not enough and Charlotte was officially eliminated from the playoffs as a result. Even though the Hornets didn't crack the postseason, Bridges enjoyed a strong season and finished with career-high marks in rebounds (6.0), assists (2.2) and blocks (0.8) per game while also scoring 12.7 points per contest on 50.3 shooting from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
Bridges finished with 17 points (6-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds and four blocks in 40 minutes during Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Wizards.
Bridges, playing in just his second game back, played a team-high 40 minutes as they fell to the Wizards. The loss relegates the Hornets to the 10th seed in the East, and they will now face the Pacers in what is a must-win scenario. Based on what we have seen from Bridges over the past month, his performance will be key to the team advancing beyond Tuesday.
Bridges will not have a minutes limit in Sunday's game against the Wizards, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Bridges is not on a minute restriction, which was evidenced in Saturday's loss to the Knicks in which he went off for 30 points (12-21 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 34 minutes. It's obviously a positive sign that he faces no restrictions in the second half of a back-to-back after returning from health and safety protocols.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) will come off the bench Saturday against the Knicks, Rod Boone of SI.com reports.
In his first game back from a six-game absence, Bridges will come off the bench. We shouldn't be surprised if he sees fewer minutes than usual.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared to play Saturday against the Knicks.
After having his status flip-flopped, Bridges will ultimately end up making his return Saturday. The forward may be on a minutes limit for his first game back. By the time the Hornets play in the play-in tournament, he'll likely be back to a full workload.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) will not play Saturday against the Knicks.
It was previously reported that Bridges was expected to be available Saturday, but that's not the case anymore. His next chance to play now arrives Sunday against the Wizards, which is the Hornets' final game of the regular season.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Knicks, Rod Boone of SI.com reports.
Due to health and safety protocols, Bridges hasn't played since May 2, but he should be back for the Hornets' second-to-last game of the regular season. It's possible the forward will be on a minutes limit for his first game back. By the time the Hornets play in the play-in tournament, he'll likely be back to a full workload.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) will remain out for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Bridges has been in the league's health and safety protocols since May 4, and he'll miss a sixth straight game as a result. Following Thursday's game, Bridges will have just two more chances to return prior to the end of the regular season. Coach James Borrego noted that Bridges could return this weekend, per Rod Boone of SI.com.
Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) will remain out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
The wing was initially given a 10-to-14-day timetable, so he never had much of a chance to play Tuesday, but his status will be worth keeping a close eye on as the regular season comes to a close. After Tuesday, the Hornets have just three more games remaining, so the hope is that Bridges can play in at least one to shake off any rust before the play-in tournament.
Bridges entered the league's health and safety protocols Tuesday and is expected to miss 10-to-14 days, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Bridges hitting the shelf couldn't come at a worse time for Charlotte, which continues to jockey for position in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Michigan State product has filled in admirably for Gordon Hayward (foot), averaging 19.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.9 made threes over his last 16 games (all starts). He's scored in double figures in every game during that stretch with eight 20-plus-point efforts. If the 10-to-14-day timetable holds up, Bridges could be at risk of playing, at best, only one or two more games before the end of the regular season.
Bridges had 27 points (11-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in Saturday's win over Detroit.
The return of LaMelo Ball was the highlight of the night, but it was Bridges who helped lead the way for Charlotte alongside Terry Rozier (29 points). Bridges has now scored in double figures in 17 straight games while topping 20 points seven times in that span.
Bridges scored 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt) to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 41 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
Bridges topped 40 minutes for the second time this season and produced an excellent well-rounded line. He shot well from the floor to score at least 20 points for the third consecutive contest. On top of the scoring, Bridges continued to work the boards to record his third double-double in his last five games. Bridges has already taken a big step forward in his scoring efficiency this season, and he is posting career-high marks in assists and rebounds. His recent run also leaves the impression that he is prepared to close the season strong.
Bridges scored 25 points (9-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Friday's win over the Cavaliers.
The double-double was his 10th of the season, doubling his total from his first two NBA campaigns combined. Bridges is looking comfortable in the starting five, averaging 20.8 points, 7.9 boards, 3.4 threes, 2.6 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals over the last nine games, and it could be tough to bump him back to the bench even when Gordon Hayward (foot) gets healthy.
Bridges posted 13 points (5-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Thursday's 108-91 loss to the Bulls.
With Gordon Hayward's (foot) return still a couple of weeks away, Bridges should continue as his direct pivot. Since entering the starting five at the beginning of the month, he's averaged 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists over a nine-game span. He's come nowhere close to these numbers over his three-year career in Charlotte. Since time is running out on his contract, there could be plenty of suitors interested in his services during the offseason.
Bridges registered 15 points (6-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.
The 23-year-old has been producing quality fantasy lines across the board over his last four games, averaging 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.0 three-pointers, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in that span. Bridges has played 30-plus minutes in 10 straight games, which is a trend that should continue the rest of the way. The third-year forward will look to keep the good times rolling on Thursday against the Bulls.
Bridges delivered 19 points (7-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 38 minutes in Sunday's win over Portland.
Bridges failed to crack the 20-point mark for just for the second time in his last six games, but he supplied that with a strong effort in other categories. The 2018 first-round pick is averaging 22.3 points per game during that six-game stretch and has embraced being the team's second-best scorer behind Terry Rozier, while LaMelo Ball (wrist) and Gordon Hayward (foot) are sidelined. This means Bridges will experience an uptick in his upside, at least in the short-term picture.
Bridges scored 33 points (13-18 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes during Friday's loss to the Nets.
The third-year forward stepped up for the short-handed Hornets and led all scorers on the night, but Bridges didn't get enough help to steal a win in Brooklyn. Over seven games since moving into the starting lineup, he's averaging 20.1 points, 6.6 boards, 3.1 threes and 2.1 assists.
Bridges posted 20 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
The 23-year-old has now scored double-digit points in eight straight games, a span in which he's averaged 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 three-pointers and 0.9 steals. Bridges has started the past six games and should remain in the lineup as long as Gordon Hayward (foot) is sidelined. He'll look to make it nine straight double-digit scoring efforts Friday on the road against the Nets.
Bridges scored 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with seven rebounds and three assists in a 101-93 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Bridges cooled off a bit after scoring 20-plus points and making multiple threes in consecutive games prior to Tuesday's contest. The forward has scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 games and averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game over that span.
Bridges contributed 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal across 41 minutes in Sunday's 105-101 loss to the Hawks.
Bridges and Jalen McDaniels have experienced solid boosts in production amidst Gordon Hayward's (foot) absence, and based on Hayward's progress, this trend should continue throughout April. Bridges saw a slight uptick after McDaniels was forced off the floor for a portion of Sunday's game, but you should expect both players to excel as the Hornets muddle through a host of injuries.
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