Hornets 97, Bobcats 82

Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- ">Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and blocked a shot, and the ">New Orleans Hornets defeated the ">Charlotte Bobcats 97-82 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

">Robin Lopez added 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, while ">Ryan Anderson was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, finishing with 15 points.

Rookie ">Austin Rivers scored 13 points and ">Al-Farouq Aminu 12, while ">Greivis Vasquez had 11 assists.

">Ben Gordon had 15 points for Charlotte, while ">Byron Mullens hit four 3s and finished with 14, but left with a hyperextended left knee in the fourth quarter. Team officials said they expected his injury to be re-evaluated Wednesday. ">Kemba Walker and rookie ">Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each scored 10 points.

Down 57-46 at halftime, the Hornets surged in front for good by opening the third quarter with a 12-0 run during which Davis and Rivers combining for seven points.


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