Dec 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) reacts during the fourth quarter of a game against the Washington Wizards at the New Orleans Arena. The Wizards defeated the Hornets 77-70. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Hornets Lose To Washington Wizards 77-70 In Anthony Davis' Return

The Western Conference worst New Orleans Hornets took on the Eastern Conference worst Washington Wizards Tuesday night. It was a game highlighted by injuries. Anthony Davis made his return from missing 11 straight game due to an ankle injury and the Hornets are still of course without Eric Gordon. The Wizards have been without John Wall so far this season and now will be without Trevor Ariza and Aj Price for shot amount of time.

Both teams struggled offensively through out the whole game, some points worst than others. In the 1st quarter the Wizards only scored 11 points and in the 4th quarter the Hornets only scored 10. Both teams shot 32% from the floor, Wizards 27-82, Hornets 26-80.

It was Jordan Crawford’s 26 points that gave the Wizards the upper-hand over the Hornets. Crawford finished 9-24 from the floor with 6 rebounds and 4 assist.

Grevis Vasquez struggled on the offense side of the ball tremendously in Tuesdays game against the Wizards. Vasquez only managed to connect on 2 of 14 shots from the floor. Vasquez also dished out a season low 5 assist, though he did manage to grab 8 rebounds.

Ryan Anderson led the Hornets with 17 points and 11 rebounds but was 7-21 from the floor and 0-7 in the 4th quarter. The Hornets needed Anderson to knock down some big shots in the 4th quarter but it did not happen.

Anthony Davis played 25 minutes in his return and looked great for missing 11 straight games. Davis came off the bench and finished 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks. Its a good sign to see Davis pick up right where he left off.

The Wizards got their first road win of the season in this one.

Washington Wizards
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Martell Webster, SF 18 0-4 0-1 2-3 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 -7 2
Chris Singleton, SF 31 1-7 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 0 0 2 2 4 -1 2
Emeka Okafor, C 25 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 0 2 2 3 -2 6
Jordan Crawford, SG 42 9-24 2-8 6-8 0 6 6 4 0 1 2 1 +13 26
Bradley Beal, SG 39 6-12 1-4 2-2 1 6 7 4 1 0 1 2 +2 15
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Kevin Seraphin, PF 16 3-7 0-0 2-2 1 7 8 1 0 0 2 1 +4 8
Cartier Martin, PF 31 2-10 2-5 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 2 +20 6
Jan Vesely, SF 4 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 -2 0
Nenê, C 20 3-8 0-0 4-4 3 7 10 1 1 0 3 4 +9 10
Shaun Livingston, PG 16 0-5 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 -1 2
Trevor Ariza, SF DNP STRAINED LEFT CALF
Earl Barron, C DNP COACH’S DECISION
A.J. Price, PG DNP FRACTURED RIGHT HAND
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
27-82 5-19 18-23 10 39 49 14 3 6 14 22 77
32.9% 26.3% 78.3%
Fast break points:   5
Points in the paint:   28
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   15 (14)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

New Orleans Hornets

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Ryan Anderson, PF 38 7-21 3-12 0-0 4 7 11 0 1 0 1 3 -4 17
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF 27 2-8 0-0 2-2 0 6 6 1 1 0 1 3 0 6
Robin Lopez, C 22 1-3 0-0 0-0 5 5 10 1 0 5 4 1 +2 2
Greivis Vasquez, PG 30 2-14 0-1 1-2 1 7 8 5 1 0 0 4 -2 5
Austin Rivers, SG 34 5-8 0-1 1-4 0 5 5 3 0 0 0 1 -9 11
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Anthony Davis, PF 25 5-10 0-0 3-3 2 6 8 0 3 3 2 5 -7 13
Jason Smith, PF 11 1-4 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 -3 5
Lance Thomas, SF 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -8 0
Darius Miller, SF 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 3 0 0
Brian Roberts, PG 18 2-6 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 -5 6
Roger Mason Jr., SG 17 1-4 1-2 2-3 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 +1 5
Xavier Henry, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
26-80 4-16 14-22 12 42 54 14 8 9 15 28 70
32.5% 25.0% 63.6%
Fast break points:   15
Points in the paint:   30
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   16 (16)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

 

 

 

 

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