Charlotte Hornets have one week to recover. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP.

The Charlotte Hornets have broken records for suffering the biggest defeat ever seen in the NBA.

The Michael Jordan-owned team was just pulverised by 68-points in their final pre-season game in North Carolina on Thursday (AEDT).

The Hornets clearly weren’t in a mood for playing basketball just one week away from their season-opening clash with the Pacers.

Dallas was.

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The Mavericks led by 72 points early in the fourth quarter before the Hornets were finally put out of their misery when the final buzzer sounded with the scores at 127-59.

The 68-point loss equals the biggest defeat ever seen in the NBA’s regular season — when Cleveland beat Miami 148-80 in 1991.

James Bouknight and Scottie Lewis earlier this week. Mark Brown/Getty Images/AFP.Source: AFP

NBA commentators could not believe what they were witnessing.

The Mavericks had six players score in the double digits, led by Kristaps Porzingis with 20 points. James Bouknight top-scored for the Hornets with 12 points.

Some of the jokes flying around cyber space after the loss poked fun of Jordan, while others chose to focus on the fact his team is a laughing stock.


By Malvi