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Anthony Davis to remainder of Hornets' games with knee injury

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    New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis, left, grimaces in pain after he was charged into by Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Davis injured his knee and had to leave the game. The Kings won 121-110.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis, grabs his left knee that was injured during a collision with Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Davis had to leave the game and the Kings won 121-110.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli (The Associated Press)

The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury.

The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento.

The Hornets say Davis was diagnosed Thursday with a sprained medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his knee and that further evaluation and an MRI showed no additional structural damage.

Davis has averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.