Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye (8) is defended by Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Willie J.
Willie J. Allen Jr.
October 03, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jeremy Lin had 17 points, Jeremy Lamb added 16 and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-100 on Saturday night in their exhibition opener.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury after going to the floor following a foul in the second quarter.

Magic: Reserve big man Andrew Nicholson made the most of his 21 minutes, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

Rookie watch: Fifth-overall draft pick Mario Hezonja had nine points, a dunk and shot well from the outside in his debut. Charlotte rookie Frank Kaminsky had seven points and four rebounds.

Midseason form: Offseason acquisition Nicolas Batum, who Charlotte hopes can be a third scoring option, was active with 14 points and six rebounds.

Up next: Charlotte is at Miami on Sunday night. The Magic play the Heat in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday night.

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