Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/9

Game 1: Tuesday, October 9th
Bobcats82Final
Hornets97
Game 2: Thursday, October 11th
Hornets90Final
Bobcats87

Bobcats 82

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Hornets 97

(2-0, 2-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 9, 2012

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
CHA 28 29 8 1782
NO 35 11 28 2397

Top Performers

Charlotte: B. Mullens 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Blk

New Orleans: R. Lopez 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

Hornets 97, Bobcats 82

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and blocked a shot, and the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 97-82 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Robin Lopez added 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, while Ryan Anderson was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, finishing with 15 points.

Rookie Austin Rivers scored 13 points and Al-Farouq Aminu 12, while Greivis Vasquez had 11 assists.

Ben Gordon had 15 points for Charlotte, while Byron Mullens hit four 3s and finished with 14, but left with a hyperextended left knee in the fourth quarter. Team officials said they expected his injury to be re-evaluated Wednesday. Kemba Walker and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each scored 10 points.

Down 57-46 at halftime, the Hornets surged in front for good by opening the third quarter with a 12-0 run during which Davis and Rivers combining for seven points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHA
NO
Points 82 97
FGM-FGA 33-75 (.440) 38-87 (.437)
3PM-3PA 8-25 (.320) 7-20 (.350)
FTM-FTA 8-15 (.533) 14-26 (.538)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-42 13-43
Assists 18 27
Turnovers 19 9
Steals 5 8
Blocks 9 6
Fast Break Points 20 16
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (1/0) 14 (0/0)

Top Performers

Charlotte
New Orleans
Byron Mullens Mullens
Points: 14
Reb: 6
Ast: 0
Stl: 0
Blk: 2
Robin Lopez Lopez
Points: 18
Reb: 13
Ast: 2
Stl: 2
Blk: 3