Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/9

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

Hornets 90

(3-0, 2-0 away)

Bobcats 87

(1-2, 1-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, October 11, 2012

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NO 23 15 16 3690
CHA 7 29 28 2387

Top Performers

New Orleans: B. Roberts 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 8 Ast

Charlotte: B. Mullens 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Hornets 90, Bobcats 87

Associated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Brian Roberts scored 16 points and Lance Thomas and Ryan Anderson both added 14 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 90-87 preseason victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night.

Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Hornets, had 12 points, nine rebounds and one block in almost 30 minutes of action. He did not play in the final quarter.

Byron Mullens and Ben Gordon had 15 points each for Charlotte while Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson both added 11.

The Hornets led by 16 points after the first quarter but the Bobcats rallied and held a 10-point lead midway through the final quarter. But the Hornets used a 22-9 run over the final 8 minutes to secure the victory.

Trailing 88-87, Charlotte center Brendan Haywood had a chance to give the Bobcats the lead, but missed two free throws with 6.9 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NO
CHA
Points 90 87
FGM-FGA 33-73 (.452) 30-76 (.395)
3PM-3PA 5-16 (.313) 5-22 (.227)
FTM-FTA 19-24 (.792) 22-33 (.667)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-45 7-34
Assists 19 17
Turnovers 21 10
Steals 4 10
Blocks 5 9
Fast Break Points 9 18
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

Top Performers

New Orleans
Charlotte
Brian Roberts Roberts
Points: 16
Reb: 1
Ast: 8
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Byron Mullens Mullens
Points: 15
Reb: 5
Ast: 2
Stl: 3
Blk: 1