Magic hold off Hornets, 120-117, to close NBA preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic wanted Saturday night to feel like a regular-season game. They wanted to play better defense and redeem themselves against an opponent they’d lost to just two days earlier. And they did just that. Saved in the final seconds by 20-year-old rookie Cole Anthony after giving up a 23-point lead, the Magic concluded an abbreviated four-game preseason with a 120-117 home victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Orlando now will prepare to open the NBA regular season against the visiting Miami Heat at 7 on Wednesday night. Anthony scored 19 points for the Magic, behind onl…

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