Charlotte Hornets gets 1st win in Las Vegas Summer League
07/16/2014 11:36 PM
07/16/2014 11:44 PM
Roberto Nelson hit a 3-pointer with five-tenths of a second left to give the Charlotte Hornets an 82-81 victory Wednesday over the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas Summer League.
This was the Hornets’ first victory in Las Vegas this summer, following losses to the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks.
First-round pick P.J. Hairston led the Hornets with 18 points. Fellow first-rounder Noah Vonleh finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The Hornets next play the New Orleans Pelicans at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Around the league
Cleveland: The Cavaliers agreed to a one-year contract with veteran wing James Jones. He is the second former Miami Heat player to join LeBron James in as many days after Mike Miller agreed to a deal Tuesday.
Golden State: Brandon Rush and the Warriors agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.
Rush was Golden State’s top reserve during the 2011-12 season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team’s 2012-13 home opener. He was traded to Utah.
Indiana: A source told The Associated Press that the Pacers agreed to terms with guard Rodney Stuckey on a one-year deal to help replace Lance Stephenson, who left for Charlotte. Stuckey averaged 13.9 points last season with the Detroit Pistons.
Phoenix: Free agent Anthony Tolliver agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract. Tolliver, a 6-8 forward, averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds last season with Charlotte.
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