Hornets' Davis back for tonight's game vs. Magic

Hornets' Davis back for tonight's game vs. Magic

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 13: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Hornets dunks against J.J. Hickson #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers on February 13, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 12:48 PM

Bradley Handwerger
WWLTV.com Sports Reporter 

NEW ORLEANS — Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis will play against the Orlando Magic tonight, returning from a two-game absence.

Davis, who sprained his left shoulder against the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 26, isn’t expected to have any minute restrictions, coach Monty Williams said.

“That could change this evening, but nothing that I’ve heard so far,” Williams said during shoot around Monday morning.

The Hornets’ depth gets buoyed a bit with Davis’ return. New Orleans played without Davis and forward Jason Smith the past two games. Smith is out for the rest of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

And in addition to Davis, the Hornets signed big man Henry Sims to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

Williams wasn’t sure about Sims’ availability tonight, but didn’t rule it out.

“I just think he’s a big, active body, pretty smart player,” Williams said. “The situation could dictate it. I wouldn’t be surprised to if I throw him out there. Just watching him in practice, he’s got a pretty active body, picks stuff up pretty quickly. So, we’ll see.”

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