Without Anthony Davis, Hornets get blown out by Knicks

 spun around  on the dribble and pulled up in the lane as he was bumped hard and knocked off balance by Hornets 7-footer Jason Smith.

Anthony’s 7-foot floater still dropped in for the front end of a three-point play that gave him 19 points in the first quarter alone. He set the tone once again for a Knicks team that is showing the potential to be as good as any New York have seen in a generation.

Anthony finished with 29 points and the Knicks extended the undermanned Hornets’ losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory Tuesday night.

Ryan Anderson, starting in place of Anthony Davis, led the Hornets with 15 points. Davis was ruled out shortly before tip-off because of tenderness in his left ankle.

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