Hornets beat Magic 85-80 in Mexico City

Hornets beat Magic 85-80 in Mexico City
October 7, 2012, 5:51 pm
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New Orleans Hornets Brian Roberts (22) goes up for a shot under the pressure of Orlando Magics Jameer Nelson (14) during a NBA basketball preseason game against, in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

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MEXICO CITY (AP) 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.