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New Orleans vs Houston Recap - Rockets Win 84-77

Chase Budinger went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds leading Houston over New Orleans, 84-77, on Thursday at Toyota Center.

Houston was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 189.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Houston got 11 points from Samuel Dalembert and another 10 points from Courtney Lee. Goran Dragic contributed 13 assists, while Samuel Dalembert cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

The Hornets got a 13-point performance from Lance Thomas, who was supported by 13 points from Jerome Dyson. Greivis Vasquez had 6 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Al-Farouq Aminu grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Rockets hit the break trailing 42-33 before taking care of business in the second half.

Houston had a 56-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.