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Davis 21 points in NBA debut, Hornets lose

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Anthony Davis, the NBA's No. 1 draft pick scored 21 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in his debut Wednesday night. The New Orleans Hornets fell to San Antonio 99-95.

Davis, who played one season under John Calipari at Kentucky, scored 9 points in the first quarter and had 13 at halftime. Darius Miller, a teammate of Davis at UK, hit his first NBA shot and finished with 3 points.

Tim Duncan scored 24 points and Tony Parker hit a huge 3-pointer as the Spurs came from behind in the final minute.

After Davis made two free throws with 1:08 remaining to give New Orleans its final lead, 95-94, the Spurs closed strong. Parker connected from beyond the arc with 49.6 seconds left, finishing with 23 points. After Greivis Vasquez missed an open 3, Duncan padded the lead with two fouls shots.


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