Hornets activate Davis, Garcia out for season

The New Orleans Hornets activated guard Baron Davis but he is not expected to play in Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Davis, who was shelved on November 17, has missed the last 18 games with an inflamed disc in his lower back. He played in the first five games of the 2004-05 season, averaging 24.6 points and eight assists.

The 25-year-old Davis also had back problems during the 2002-03 campaign, missing eight games with spasms.

In other news, guard Alex Garcia will spend the rest of the season on the injured list. Garcia, who tore a ligament in his left knee on December 12 at Washington, averaged 5.5 points and 2.3 assists in eight games.

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