Found November 01, 2012 on NESN.com:
Austin Rivers said his first NBA game felt "good." He knew that was not true. Rivers had a rough go of it in his professional debut, bricking eight of his nine shots and committing three turnovers in the Hornets' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday. The combo guard out of Duke never displayed his usual swagger in 24 minutes, turning down shots he hit with regularity in college and consistently making the correct pass a split-second too late for his target to do anything constructive with the ball. His shaky debut was overshadowed by a surprisingly competitive showing by the young Hornets against the veteran Spurs, as well as an encouraging performance by fellow rookie Anthony Davis. The top pick in this year's draft had 21 points and seven rebounds, but most of all he did not look out of place alongside Tim Duncan. Davis was every bit as good as advertised, stalking Spurs' penetrators on defense and instinctively executing pick-and-rol...
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