Nic Batum (right) and Dwight Howard (center) had to trust each other on the court for the Charlotte Hornets to have any hope of making the playoffs. Now they are, and the team is on a five-game winning streak.
Nic Batum (right) and Dwight Howard (center) had to trust each other on the court for the Charlotte Hornets to have any hope of making the playoffs. Now they are, and the team is on a five-game winning streak. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Nic Batum (right) and Dwight Howard (center) had to trust each other on the court for the Charlotte Hornets to have any hope of making the playoffs. Now they are, and the team is on a five-game winning streak. Rich Pedroncelli AP

Hornets’ playoff hopes hinged on starters trusting each other. Now? ‘We’ve finally got it’

February 27, 2018 11:21 PM