Houston was scorched by David West for 29 points as the Hornets defated the Rockets 110-105 in NBA action on Friday.
The Hornets were a 2-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 196.5.
New Orleans got 23 points from Jarrett Jack and another 17 points from Emeka Okafor. Chris Paul contributed 8 assists, while Emeka Okafor cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Houston got 28 points from Kyle Lowry in a losing cause and another 26 points from Kevin Martin. Kyle Lowry contributed 7 assists for the Rockets, while Luis Scola had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 50-47 at the break.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-41.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.