NOH 26 14 7 21 68
Atl 23 17 26 31 97
Date of game: 10/18/2012

Recap: Atlanta vs. New Orleans

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Josh Smith scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks take a 97-68 triumph over the New Orleans Hornets in preseason action on Thursday.

Anthony Morrow followed with 15 points, Devin Harris added 14 and Al Horford recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who improved to 2-3 in the preseason.

Anthony Davis, the first overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, poured in a game-high 19 points to go with seven rebounds to lead New Orleans, while fellow rookie Austin Rivers donated 11 points for the Hornets.

The teams went into the break locked at 40-40, but the Hawks outscored the Hornets 26-7 in the third quarter before cruising to a double-digit victory in the fourth.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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