Brooks, Rockets overcome Hornets

Aaron Brooks dropped 27 points to lead the Houston Rockets past the New Orleans Hornets 108-100 on Tuesday night.

Houston covered as 5.5-point home favorites, while the game played OVER the 193-point total set by oddsmakers.

Shane Battier added 20 points for the Rockets, who got 18 points and six rebounds off the bench from Carl Landry in the win.

David West went for 44 points and 12 boards for New Orleans, while Chris Paul had 16 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists for the Hornets.