Hornets’ Anthony Davis to miss rest of season

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during Wednesday night’s 121-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Davis suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his left knee, the team reported. Further evaluations and an MRI performed Thursday by team physicians revealed no additional structural damage.

The injury occurred with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter when Davis collided with Kings guard Marcus Thornton, a former LSU player.

Davis was averaging 13.5 points 8.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.

The Hornets have three games left in the season, including Friday night’s game against the Los Angles Clippers on Friday night at the New Orleans Arena.