Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/31/12
NEW ORLEANS – If Tim Duncan is the gold standard by which all other NBA power forwards are measured, the San Antonio Spurs' future Hall of Famer gushed over what he saw across the court Wednesday night in New Orleans Hornets' rookie Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Duncan scored 24 points, including nine of San Antonio's final 12 points, and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Spurs overcame an impressive 21-point effort from Davis to defeat the Hornets 99-95 in New Orleans Arena. While Duncan was perfect down the stretch -- taking the ball to the rim when the Hornets tried unsuccessfully to front him on defense -- he marveled at the offensive skills he did not think the Kentucky all-American had in his arsenal. Davis scored his first two baskets on mid-range jumpers, made all nine of his foul shots and grabbed seven rebounds in his impressive debut. "I thought he did excellent," Duncan said of Davis. "He was super active and he made some great shots. He scored in a numb...
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