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Cody Zeller

Hornets top Paul-less Clippers 106-94 in China game

Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lin each scored 16 points to lead seven Charlotte players in double digits as the Hornets topped the Los Angeles Clippers 106-94 on Sunday in the first of two preseason NBA games between the teams in China. The Clippers were without point guard Chris Paul, who fractured his left index finger in practice on Saturday. Kemba Walker added 13 points and Brian Roberts and Jeremy Lamb each had 12 for Charlotte, which improved its preseason record to 3-0 with owner Michael Jordan courtside in Shenzhen. The southern Chinese city was hosting its first NBA game. HORNETS: Zeller was 6-for-6 from the floor and added 10 rebounds ... Former Clipper Spencer Hawes also had a...