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Posted: Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:21AM ; Updated: Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:33AM

Preseason roundup: Davis shines as Hornets cruise past Bobcats

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Anthony Davis totaled 22 points and nine rebounds in the Hornets' win on Tuesday

Luol Deng scored 18 points to help the Bulls rally past the Grizzlies for a 92-88 win

Cavs rookie Dion Waiter was benched by Byron Scutt after an ill-advised jumper

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Anthony Davis scored 22 points to help his Hornets down former UK teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Bobcats.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and blocked a shot, and the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 97-82 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Robin Lopez added 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, while Ryan Anderson was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, finishing with 15 points.

Rookie Austin Rivers scored 13 points and Al-Farouq Aminu 12, while Greivis Vasquez had 11 assists.

Ben Gordon had 15 points for Charlotte, while Byron Mullens hit four 3s and finished with 14, but left with a hyperextended left knee in the fourth quarter. Team officials said they expected his injury to be re-evaluated Wednesday. Kemba Walker and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each scored 10 points.

Down 57-46 at halftime, the Hornets surged in front for good by opening the third quarter with a 12-0 run during which Davis and Rivers combining for seven points.

Bulls 92, Grizzlies 88

CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 18 points while Nazr Mohammed added 13 points and 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 92-88 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

Trailing 52-49 at half, the Bulls scored the first 14 points in the third quarter to pull away. Richard Hamilton made a jumper to give the Bulls a 63-52 lead and Nate Robinson made a 3 in the corner to extend the Chicago lead to 81-65 late in the third quarter. Hamilton scored eight points in the third quarter and finished with 13.

The Bulls played without Derrick Rose, who is still recovering from knee surgery, stemming from his torn ACL during the 2012 playoffs.

Jerome Jordan led the Grizzlies (1-1) with 13 points and Ronald Murray added 11 points.

Bucks 97, Cavaliers 80

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis scored 15 points apiece to lead Milwaukee to a 97-80 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night in the Bucks' preseason opener.

Milwaukee placed six players in double figures. The Bucks pulled ahead in the second quarter and led by double figures for most of the second half.

C.J. Miles paced Cleveland with 18 points. Kyrie Irving added 16 for the Cavaliers, who defeated Italy's Montepaschi Siena in their opener Monday.

Mike Dunleavy scored 12 points while Tobias Harris, Milwaukee's first-round draft pick in 2011, added 11.

Bucks guard Beno Udrih left the game in the first quarter after he banged the back of his head on the knee of teammate Larry Sanders. Udrih was face down on the floor for a few moments while being looked at by Milwaukee's trainer. He walked to the locker room on his own, but didn't return after playing only 45 seconds.

"I'm not sure what I hit on Larry's leg," Udrih said. "I just got a bump on the back of my head."

Udrih was taken to a local hospital, where the results of a CT scan for a concussion were negative. He returned to the arena and flew back to Milwaukee with his teammates.

Guard Dion Waiters, taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 4 pick in the draft, scored two points in 14 minutes and was benched by coach Byron Scott early in the fourth quarter. Waiters drew Scott's ire for taking a 23-foot jump shot and was immediately pulled from the game.

"I drew up a play and he messed it up," Scott said. "To me that was a lack of focus and I figured he didn't need to play the rest of the game."

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