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New Orleans Hornets
San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
Wednesday night in New Orleans wasn’t exactly scripted as planned. The San Antonio Spurs, who finished with the best record in the Western Conference last season and had their entire team back, struggled against the number one overall pick Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets Wednesday, however by the end of the night, the ending result was similar to the original script.
Davis impressed in his rookie debut with 21 points and nine rebounds, but the two Spurs leaders in Tim Duncan (24 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks) and Tony Parker (23 points, six assists), did what they needed to do throughout the game to make sure their team held onto the 99-95 victory (Script), especially Parker in the final minute as he made a 3-pointer that gave the Spurs the lead in the fourth quarter.
Kawhi Leonard started his sophomore season off with a bang, 19 points, seven rebounds, and five steals, while Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez dished his way to 13 assists on the night.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis, the overall No. 1 draft pick of the New Orleans, has left Friday night's game against Utah and is being tested for a possible concussion and will not return.
Davis had eight points -- all on dunks in the first half -- six rebounds and two blocks. He was injured with 4:51 left in the first half. The Hornets released an official statement that...
Ludacris has been pretty quiet in the rap game as of late but he busted out a prime costume for Halloween festivities this past weekend. The ATL-based rapper dressed up as top draft pick Anthony Davis, complete with a unibrow (not sure if it’s real or not….) and Davis Hornets jersey. Awesome costume, give that man some candy.
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