Kemba Walker scored 20 points for Charlotte, which survived despite seeing what was a 23-point lead get trimmed to three with 1:11 remaining in a 110-104 preseason victory over the Bulls on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jeremy Lamb scored 16, and Cody Zeller added 14 for the Hornets.
Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 26 points, going 9 for 15 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range.
BULLS: Bobby Portis scored 17 points, Antonio Blakeney finished with 15 and Justin Holiday scored 10. ... Jabari Parker grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulls, all of them on the defensive end. Chicago got only four offensive rebounds all game.
HORNETS: Malik Monk scored 13 points, Marvin Williams added 12 and Nic Batum finished with 12 rebounds.
UP NEXT: Bulls (1-2) host Indiana on Wednesday. Charlotte (3-1) visits Dallas on Friday.