On a night when the New Orleans Hornets dominated in the post, controlled the tempo and got a game-high 31 points from forward Ryan Anderson, rookie Anthony Davis had one of his worst performances of the season. Fortunately, the Hornets had no trouble putting away the Detroit Pistons, 105-86, Monday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Taking advantage of 49.4 percent shooting, the Hornets closed out their final road trip before the All-Star break winning two of three games. But they did it without getting much offensive help from Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Appearing to be in a mid-season slump, Davis missed all seven shots and was held to one point.