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Hornets Top the Mavericks 111-96 in Preseason Action

Kemba Walker scored 17 points and Johnny O'Bryant III had all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter for Charlotte as the Hornets beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-96 on Friday.

O'Bryant was 5 for 5 from the field and 3 for 3 from the foul line in the fourth, helping the Hornets (2-3) pull away with a 29-15 spurt.

Harrison Barnes scored 24 for Dallas (4-2).

MAVERICKS: Dennis Smith Jr. closed his preseason with 10 points and nine assists. ... Dirk Nowitzki had 14 points and J.J. Barea added 13.

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HORNETS: Dwight Howard grabbed 12 rebounds, helping Charlotte win that battle 50-37. ... Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon each scored 14.

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