James Harden poured in 30 points for Houston on Wednesday, as they defeated New Orleans 100-96 at Toyota Center.
The Rockets earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 184.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Omer Asik had 15 points for Houston and Chandler Parsons chipped in with 13 points. Jeremy Lin had 4 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
New Orleans got 24 points from Greivis Vasquez in a losing cause and another 20 points from Ryan Anderson. Greivis Vasquez contributed 9 assists for the Hornets, while Ryan Anderson had 12 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 64-45 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 40 boards, while New Orleans only had 38.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Trail Blazers. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Oklahoma City.