New Orleans vs Houston Recap - Rockets Win 90-88
New Orleans was victimized by Kevin Martin for 32 points as the Rockets defeated the Hornets 90-88 in NBA action on Thursday.
The Rockets earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 10-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 184.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Houston got 17 points from Courtney Lee and another 15 points from Samuel Dalembert. Kyle Lowry contributed 8 assists, while Samuel Dalembert cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
New Orleans got 17 points from Jason Smith in a losing cause and another 15 points from Marco Belinelli. Jarrett Jack contributed 7 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 58-49 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 53 boards, while New Orleans only had 48.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face San Antonio looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Dallas.