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