Ben Gordon had 15 points for Charlotte, while Byron Mullens hit four 3s and finished with 14, but left with a hyperextended left knee in the fourth quarter. Team officials said they expected his injury to be re-evaluated Wednesday. Kemba Walker and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each scored 10 points.
Down 57-46 at halftime, the Hornets surged in front for good by opening the third quarter with a 12-0 run during which Davis and Rivers combining for seven points.
Mike Miller remembers the pressure that was on the 2011-12 Miami Heat to win the NBA championship.
Dan Le Batard criticizes Pacers president Larry Bird for publicly saying Frank Vogel pleaded with him to remain as coach of the Pacers.
San Antonio is intrigued by the thought of making a run at Kevin Durant in free agency, writes Marc Stein.