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                === Davis, Rivers set to return for Hornets ===
 
 New  Orleans, LA (Sports  Network) - The New Orleans Hornets will have both of
 their two prized rookies back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against
 the Charlotte Bobcats, with the team confirming that forward Anthony Davis and
 guard Austin Rivers have each been cleared to play.
 
 Davis,  the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, has missed the Hornets' last
 two  contests after  sustaining a concussion last Friday against Utah. Rivers,
 taken  by  New Orleans with  the 10th overall selection  back in June, sat out
 Wednesday's 77-62 loss to Philadelphia with a sprained finger.
 
 The  19-year-old  Davis made an  outstanding first impression prior to getting
 hurt,  pouring in  21 points  and collecting  seven rebounds  in New  Orleans'
 season-opening  loss to San Antonio. The former Kentucky star had eight points
 and six rebounds in just 14 minutes prior to exiting the Utah game.
 
 Rivers has had a slower start to his pro career, with the Duke product hitting
 just  5-of-25  field goal attempts over  his three outings while averaging 6.0
 points and 3.3 assists.
 
 11/09 12:40:38 ET