New Orleans 107, Charlotte 99

Date - Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #16 David Guthrie, #55 Bill Kennedy, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 12668

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 21 28 20 30 99
New Orleans 24 35 19 29 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 1-3 1-1 0-2 L3
New Orleans 3-2 2-2 1-0 W1


Hornets 107, Bobcats 99: Ryan Anderson scored 25 points and rookie Anthony Davis returned to the lineup with a double-double as host New Orleans sent Charlotte to its third straight defeat.

Davis, the No. 1 overall pick who missed the last two games with a slight concussion, had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. His personal 9-0 run midway through the third quarter helped the Hornets build a 12-point lead.

Anderson scored 10 of his points in the final quarter, including seven straight for a 90-76 edge with 7:09 to play as New Orleans bounced back from a 77-62 loss to Philadelphia in which it set a franchise low for points.

Ben Gordon came off the bench to score 13 of his team-high 34 points in the fourth for Charlotte. He had seven points in an 11-2 spurt to slice the deficit to 92-87 with just over 4 1/2 minutes left, but Anderson answered with his fifth 3-pointer.

Rookie reserve point guard Brian Roberts scored 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting and added eight assists as the Hornets shot 51.8 percent (43 of 83) from the floor.

GAME NOTEBOOK: It was the first regular-season meeting between New Orleans' Davis and Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The former Kentucky stars are the first players from one school to go 1-2 in the same draft. ... Hornets rookie G Austin Rivers, another first-round pick, also was back in the lineup after missing Wednesday's game with with a sprained left index finger. ... Bobcats rookie swingman Jeffery Taylor had seven points in his second straight start. He was scoreless in his first two games.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   New Orleans
Ben Gordon 34 Scoring Ryan Anderson 25
Kemba Walker 6 Assists Brian Roberts 8
Bismack Biyombo 13 Rebounds Anthony Davis 11
Ramon Sessions 5 Free Throws Made Anthony Davis 5
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 2
Bismack Biyombo 3 Blocks Anthony Davis 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 99 48.2 7-21 12-18 17 41 9 7 12
New Orleans 107 51.8 8-22 13-21 29 40 7 5 9

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Hornets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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