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Hornets win preseason opener in Mexico City

Brian Roberts scored 17 points to help the Hornets beat the Magic 85-80 in a preseason game Sunday.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Brian Roberts scored 17 points to help the New Orleans Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 85-80 in a preseason game Sunday.


E'Twaun Moore led the Magic with 16 points and seven assists before a crowd of 18,133 at Mexico City Arena. Mexican-born Gustavo Ayon added 12 points and six rebounds.


Ayon will be the third Mexican-born player to play in the NBA following Eduardo Najera and Horacio Llamas.