Pelicans Fall 107-98 Against Houston - Game Recap
New Orleans was victimized for 24 points and 18 rebounds by Dwight Howard as the Rockets defeated the Pelicans 107-98 in NBA action on Saturday.
The match was decisive in favor of Houston, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 211.5.
Houston got 21 points from James Harden and another 19 points from Chandler Parsons. Jeremy Lin contributed 5 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
New Orleans got 22 points from Ryan Anderson in a losing cause and another 18 points from Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday contributed 9 assists for the Pelicans, while Anthony Davis had 16 rebounds.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-42.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Portland.