WATCH: Hornets connect on beautiful alley-oop

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Not only are the Charlotte Hornets in must-win territory Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic, they need the Detroit Pistons to lose to clinch a playoff spot.

Their regular-season finale started out swimmingly Wednesday evening after Nicolas Batum and Miles Bridges connected on this absolutely beautiful alley-oop.

On the receiving end of this pass, Bridges has not drawn as much attention as other rookies. But it’s rather clear that’s he’s a solid building block for the Hornets moving forward.

Charlotte opened up a five-point lead midway through the initial stanza against Orlando. Unfortunately, Detroit is taking on the New York Knicks. You can do that math from there.