Houston was victimized for 28 points and 10 assists by Chris Paul as the Hornets defeated the Rockets 101-93 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Bettors who backed the Hornets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 202.5.
New Orleans got 19 points from Trevor Ariza and another 19 points from Jarrett Jack. Chris Paul contributed 10 assists, while Chris Paul cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Houston got 21 points from Kevin Martin in a losing cause and another 16 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry contributed 6 assists for the Rockets, while Chuck Hayes had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 55-51 at the break.
New Orleans heads into a battle against the Suns. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.