Nov. 18 6:17 AM PT7:17 AM MT8:17 AM CT9:17 AM ET14:17 GMT22:17 7:17 AM MST9:17 AM EST18:17 UAE15:179:17 ET8:17 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored nine points Friday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Chicago Bulls 123-120. Batum pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 26:35 of playing time. Analysis: Batum scored 16 over 32 minutes in his season debut against Cleveland on Wednesday night. Batum missed the first 13 games because of a torn ligament in his left elbow, so coach Clifford wanted to hold Batum to about 28 minutes in this one after he carried a heavier load than anticipated against the Cavaliers
Oct. 5 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CTNaN:� - Batum sprained his left elbow and left 49 seconds into the game on Wednesday. Analysis: His status is uncertain.
Oct. 5 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST0:52 UAE (+1)22:5216:52 ET3:52 PM CTNaN:� - Batum made his season debut Wednesday and scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-107. Batum pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:04 on the floor. He added two steals. Batum went 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Analysis: Steve Clifford threw his versatile swingman right into the fire, as Batum had been expected to play only 20-25 minutes in his first game back from a torn UCL in his elbow. The extended court time is a good sign that he's safe to plug back into fantasy lineups, though it may take some time for him to get his 3-point shot back to form.