Monday , Jan , 17 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets’ Davis sidelined with ankle injury

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets will be without
guard Baron Davis on Monday when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers at the
Wachovia Center.

Davis left Sunday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter with an
apparent ankle injury and didn’t return. He had dished out a game-high 11
assists before the injury.

The 25-year-old Davis, who had missed time earlier in the year with an
inflamed disc in his lower back, has played in just 17 games this season and
has averaged 19.7 points and 7.3 assists-per-game.

New Orleans, which is an NBA worst 5-31, can ill afford to lose Davis for any
length of time.

The Hornets are a dismal 2-19 as the visitor this season and have lost 17 of
their last 18 away from home.