Hornets Win Fueled by Davis’ Altercation
Anthony Davis let a tense shoving match affect his play all right.
The New Orleans rookie, in his first game back from a concussion, showed the poise of a tested veteran after a brief but punch-free feud with Charlotte big man Byron Mullens late in the second quarter. Davis scored 18 of his 23 points after the standoff, and also finished with 11 rebounds and five blocks as the Hornets handed the Charlotte Bobcats their third straight loss, 107-99 on Friday night.
”He plays a lot more aggressive, and with a lot more intensity when he gets angry,” said fellow Hornets rookie Darius Miller, Davis’ former teammate at Kentucky. ”So he got kind of mad, a little heated over the situation, and he pretty much dominated the game from then on out. So I’ve seen him do it before at Kentucky – many times.”
Davis downplayed the incident afterward.
”We were just playing basketball. It was a tough,” Davis said. ”This is what we love to do. No beef or nothing.”