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Hornets Beat Blazers Behind Davis’ Double Double

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Rookie Anthony Davis continues to shine for the New Orleans Hornets, proving to be the difference maker for the Hornets in Sunday night’s 98-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. What’s amazing about Davis’ play is how quiet he does it. There were a few alley-oop jams, but overall, his double-double stat line of 18 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block felt sneaky.

Ryan Anderson was fantastic as well, scoring the game-winning bucket on an and one under the basket after Greivis Vasquez penetrated. Anderson’s bucket and free throw gave New Orleans a two point lead with 1.8 seconds, ultimately hanging on for an exciting win at the Hive. Anderson, who has earned the nickname “Grenade Launcher” for his outstanding 3-point shooting, finished with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Speaking of outstanding play Sunday night, Vasquez got it done as well. With Austin Rivers out for the rest of the season with a broken hand, and Eric Gordon sitting out (resting knee on the second game of a back-to-back) coach Monty Williams started two point guards in Vasquez and Brian Roberts (who played a season-high 43 minutes). Vasquez played quite a bit of shooting guard, scoring 20 points, pulling down 7 boards, dishing out 7 assists, and swiping 2 steals. Roberts finished with 9 points and 9 assists.

Roberts’ 9 assists led the team, marking the first game this season someone other than Vasquez solely led the Hornets in assists.

The Hornets now hit the road for 3 games this week, beginning Tuesday night in Brooklyn. Tip-off versus the Nets is set for 6:30.



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