Hornets Win Summer League Opener 88-87 Friday in Vegas

Hornets Win Summer League Opener 88-87 Friday in Vegas
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(WBTV) - The Charlotte Hornets opened summer league play in Las Vegas Friday taking on Oklahoma City.

It's a chance for the young players to show what they can do and develop some early chemistry.

New GM Mitch Kupchak and new head coach\ James Borrego were watching from the stands as assistant Jay Hernandez is actually coaching the team.

Rookie Devonte' Graham scored 10 points showing good defense and quickness.

Second-year player Malik Monk is looking to get more playing time this season and led the Hornets with 23 points scoring 15 of those in the first quarter.

Willie Hernangomez hit two free throws with three seconds left to lift the Hornets to an 88-87 win over the Thunder on day one.

Hornets play again Sunday at 2 p.m. against the Miami Heat.

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