In a nail-biting finish, Brandon Miller powered the Charlotte Hornets (20-60) with 27 points, securing a narrow 115-114 win against the Atlanta Hawks (36-44) on Wednesday night.

The Hornets’ victory was highlighted by Miles Bridges’ game-winning layup with 3.8 seconds left, spoiling Trae Young’s return from a finger injury and ending Atlanta’s hopes of a comeback.

Grant Williams and Tre Mann added 16 points each for Charlotte. Mann also had seven assists and seven steals.

Despite Young’s 14 points and 11 assists in his first game back after missing 23 games due to injury, the Hawks couldn’t hold off the Hornets’ late surge. Charlotte staged a remarkable comeback after trailing by 18 points.

Bogdan Bogdanovic and Vit Krejci provided a strong offensive effort for the Hawks with 19 points each, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

The game came down to the wire, with Trent Forrest missing a last-second jumper for the Hawks, sealing the Hornets’ hard-fought victory.

Despite missing key players like Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, and Jalen Johnson, the Hawks fought valiantly but ultimately fell short against the Hornets.