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Hornets Go Wire-to-Wire for First Preseason Win


The Charlotte Hornets finally notched their first preseason victory of the campaign, utilizing another strong opening quarter in route to a 123-115 decision over the Orlando Magic on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Amway Center.


Terry Rozier (20 points), Devonte’ Graham (18), LaMelo Ball (18) and Miles Bridges (17) all recorded 15-point games for the Hornets in the victory.


Charlotte raced ahead for a 32-18 advantage by the end of the first quarter after holding Orlando to just 32% shooting and scoring nine points off turnovers in the frame.


The Magic got within one possession multiple times over the next three quarters, eventually drawing the score to 116-113 in favor of Charlotte with 1:42 remaining in the fourth.


After turning the ball over almost 50 total times across its first two preseason games, Charlotte tighten things up in a big way with just 11 giveaways in the win.


The Hornets will wrap up their preseason schedule with another road game against the Orlando Magic, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 19 beginning at 7 PM EST.






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