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Advanced Stats Class: Charlotte’s defensive rating reveals a foundation the Hornets can build on

The 2020-21 Charlotte Hornets finished the regular season with a 33-39 record and the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference. Let’s take a look back on the Hornets team advanced stats and better understand why their season went the way it did. This week we’ll break down the Hornets defensive rating.

Advanced stat: Defensive rating

What it measures: Points allowed per 100 possessions

Hornets result: 112.0, Tied for 15th in the NBA

The Hornets team defense was right at NBA average, ranking 15th in a 30-team league by surrendering 112 points per 100 possessions.