The season has come to an end for the Charlotte Hornets.
Although there were hopes that this could be the year that the team takes it far into the postseason, they failed to make the playoffs on Wednesday night when they got routed 132-103 by the Atlanta Hawks in the play-in game.
Wednesday’s loss was not only a heartbreaker for excited fans, it also was a sad milestone.
The Hornets have now gone 18 straight seasons without a playoff series win, tied with the Kings and Timberwolves for the longest active streak in the NBA.
Charlotte has not won a playoff series since returning to the NBA in 2004-05. pic.twitter.com/ecVTdnqRVw
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 14, 2022
Charlotte has now gone 18 straight seasons without a single playoff series win.
This record is tied with the Sacramento King and Minnesota Timberwolves for the longest active streak in the NBA.
Since rejoining the league back in 2004, the Hornets haven’t won a playoff series.
There is a lot of young, promising talent on the team so when will the Hornets be able to have an actual playoff run?
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It’s very likely that some changes will be made to the Hornets’ roster this offseason.
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Charlotte is desperate to convert the power of its young core, such as Bridges and Ball, into success but they haven’t had much luck yet.
This is the second year in a row that they’ve been overpowered in the play-in game.
Last year they lost to the Indiana Pacers and this year they were taken down by the Hawks.
Hopefully next year their luck will change and they won’t even need to participate in the play-in because they have secured a spot in the playoffs.