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Hornets beat Mavericks, 123-118, in final preseason game

The Charlotte Hornets won their preseason finale against the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA: Preseason-Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets beat the Dallas Mavericks in the American Airlines Center Friday night, 123-118. Among the highlights were some impressive Miles Bridges dunks - which I know sounds repetitive at this point.

The Hornets gave the reserves some run towards the end of the game, meaning the starters didn’t see much action in the second half. In fact, the starting lineup only played an average of 18 minutes tonight.

For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic impressed, as expected.

Doncic finished the game with 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists. He also changed his shoes at halftime for some odd reason (shoes and NBA players, now that’s a weird relationship).

In case you’re interested, the Charlotte’s reserves did perform well in the fourth quarter, scoring a total of 41 points. The Mavericks, however, were held to 32 in the same period.

Devonte’ Graham led the Charlotte Hornets in points, after going 5-for-6 from the field. He also started the second half for Charlotte, after Walker didn’t enter the game in the second half.

Also, Malik Monk made a half-court shot to end the first quarter.

The Charlotte Hornets finished the preseason with an impressive 4-1 record. They play the Milwaukee Bucks next Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. EST to open the regular season.

We’ll see you then.