Anthony Davis shows offensive strengths in loss to Atlanta Hawks

Anthony Davis - photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Image
Anthony Davis – photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Image

Known for his tremendous defensive skills,  rookie power forward  is showing in the preseason that he can emerge as a dominant scoring threat. In Thursday night’s 97-68 loss to the 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.


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