Cody Zeller

Howard has 32 points, 30 rebounds in Hornets' win over Nets

One of Dwight Howard's close friends wasn't too enthused with the center's effort at halftime. So, he sent him a text message to let him know.

It pushed the Charlotte Hornets star to one of the most dominant performances in NBA history.

Howard had 32 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, becoming just the eighth player in league history with a 30-30 game, and the Hornets stormed back to beat Brooklyn 111-105 on Wednesday night.

"I just thought that my energy and effort wasn't where it needed to be for our team to be successful," Howard said. "Got a text at halftime from somebody and it kind of got me motivated and gave me some extra...