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Anthony Davis shines in home preseason debut

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New Orleans - The Hornets showed lots of promise in their home preseason debut, but also showed plenty of room for improvement, en route to a 97-82 victory over the Bobcats.

Star rookie Anthony Davis led the team with 22 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes of play, all with just one personal foul.  Fellow big man Robin Lopez logged a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Ryan Anderson showed his range, hitting five of six three pointers.  Al-Farouq Aminu and Austin Rivers also reached double figures with 12 and 13, respectively.

Head coach Monty Williams seemed encouraged by the two rookies' performances.

"Anthony can dive or he can shoot it and when you have a tandem like that(Davis and Rivers), and they're knocking down shots, it makes it easier.  The ability to get to the basket the way Austin does creates havoc for defenses."

The Hornets were up 35-28 at the end of the first quarter but the Bobcats opened up the second with a 23-6 run that ultimately put them up by eleven going into the half.  The third quarter proved to be the Hornets' though, led by Davis and Rivers.  Coach Williams used the halftime to make some important adjustments, according to Davis.

"At that point, we just had to pick it back up.  Coach Monty came in and told us the level of intensity was going down, we weren't playing defense and they were getting fast break points.  We just have to try to keep all that up and offensively, I think we played pretty well."

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