Recap - Rockets Defeat New Orleans 103-100
The Pelicans were burned for 26 points by James Harden on Wednesday as the Rockets picked up a 103-100 win at New Orleans Arena.
Houston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 204.5.
Houston got 25 points from Terrence Jones and another 17 points from Chandler Parsons. James Harden contributed 7 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
New Orleans got 35 points from Eric Gordon in a losing cause and another 24 points from Anthony Davis. Eric Gordon contributed 6 assists for the Pelicans, while Al-Farouq Aminu had 8 rebounds.
Houston trailed at halftime, 56-45.
The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 44 boards, while Houston only had 38.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Pelicans will aim to get back on the winning track vs Golden State.