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

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lin each scored 16 points to lead seven Charlotte players who reached 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. Clippers point guard Chris Paul sat out with an injured finger.

HORNETS: Zeller was 6-for-6 from the floor and added 10 rebounds ... Former Clipper Spencer Hawes also had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

CLIPPERS: J.J. Reddick had a team-high 23 points, shooting 4-for-9 from 3-point range ... Starting in place of injured Paul, Pablo Prigioni had five points and seven assists in 30 minutes.

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DID NOT PLAY: Paul fractured his left index finger in practice on Saturday. The injury was not considered serious and he was to be re-evaluated before Wednesday's rematch in Shanghai.

UP NEXT: Los Angeles and Charlotte play a second game in China at Shanghai's Mercedes Benz Arena on Wednesday.