Known for his tremendous defensive skills, New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis is showing in the preseason that he can emerge as a dominant scoring threat. In Thursday night’s 97-68 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena, Davis made his first six shots and had 15 points by halftime before finishing with a game-high 19 points on eight-of-11 shooting. But Hornets Coach Monty Williams said Davis needs more offensive help from his teammates. With starting shooting guard Eric Gordon missing his fifth consecutive preseason game with a sore right knee and power forward Jason Smith out with a shoulder injury, Davis couldn’t save the Hornets from a third-quarter disaster. In the quarter, the Hornets were outscored 26-7 after making two of 19 shots from the field and they trailed by 20 after going into halftime with the score tied at 40.