MEXICO CITY — 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.
BOBCATS 100, WIZARDS 88: In Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and Charlotte held off a late rally to beat Washington in the teams’ preseason opener.
Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league-worst 7-59 record.
Charlotte, which led 56-42 at the half, also got 14 points from Ramon Sessions and 12 from first-round draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Bradley Beal and Martell Webster scored 18 points each and Kevin Seraphin had 11 for the Wizards, who played without starters John Wall (patella), Nene (foot) and Emeka Okafor (soreness).
HAWKS 92, HEAT 79: In Atlanta, Josh Smith scored 21 points, Lou Williams added 18 and Atlanta beat Miami.
Chris Bosh finished with 22 points, and LeBron James had 10 for the defending NBA champion Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade as the star guard recovers from surgery on his left knee.
Ray Allen, making Miami debut, had 10 points and five assists in 27 minutes.
Devin Harris (right knee) and Zaza Pachulia (groin) were held out by Atlanta.
Wade is expected to travel with the Heat for a seven-day trip to China that will include exhibition games against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday and next Sunday.
James had six rebounds and a game-high six assists in 24 minutes.