Without Davis, Hornets beat Bulls 89-82

Without Davis, Hornets beat Bulls 89-82
November 3, 2012, 10:53 pm
Share This Post

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 03: Greivis Vasquez #21 of the New Orleans Hornets brings the ball up court against the Chicago Bulls on November 3, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

(GI)

CHICAGO (AP) Greivis Vasquez scored 18 points and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 on Saturday night even though they were missing Anthony Davis.

Robin Lopez and Jason Smith scored 16 apiece. Ryan Anderson added 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Hornets hit 20 of 23 free throws to get the win even though Davis was nursing a mild concussion.

Luol Deng had 19 points and eight rebounds for Chicago. Nate Robinson scored 15, and Marco Belinelli added 13 against his former team, but the Bulls shot 33 percent in this one after hitting just under 64 percent of their shots the previous night in an easy win over Cleveland.

The Hornets trailed by seven in the second quarter and led by 10 in the third but had to hang on down the stretch, with Robinson making it as tough as he could on them.