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.
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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.