Malik Monk caught fire late in Wednesday's win over the Bucks with 25 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
He was incredible down the stretch, scoring 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. Monk became just the fifth Hornets rookie with 5+ 3-pointers in a game, and just the second rookie to do that this season (Lauri Markkanen is the other). As good as he was tonight, Monk took advantage of some extra playing time with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist leaving with an illness and will be hard to rely on going forward. Nicolas Batum (elbow) could also be back in a couple weeks.