Houston 104, New Orleans 92

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #74 Curtis Blair, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18198

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 23 21 22 26 92
Houston 21 28 25 30 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 7-25 3-13 4-12 L2
Houston 18-14 13-6 5-8 W2

Recap


Rockets 104, Hornets 92: James Harden collected 31 points and Omer Asik matched a career high with 21 and eight rebounds as host Houston posted its seventh win in nine outings.

Patrick Patterson added 15 points off the bench on 7-of-8 shooting from the field as the Rockets won for the 12th time in their last 15 home contests.

Ryan Anderson had 18 points and Greivis Vasquez recorded 15 and 14 assists for the Hornets, who fell for the fourth straight time and eighth in 11 meetings in Houston.

Anderson's jumper pulled New Orleans within four at 92-88 with 3 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Chandler Parsons answered with a layup and Patterson did the same before drilling his team's fourth 3-pointer to extend Houston's advantage to 11.

With the Rockets nursing a 49-44 halftime lead, Harden scored seven of his team's first 10 points to extend the cushion to nine. Asik sank a pair of jumpers and added two free throws as Houston seized a 65-54 advantage midway through the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harden has recorded 10 straight contests with at least 25 points. Hall of Famer Moses Malone holds the franchise record with 13 consecutive games. ... Both teams made just one 3-pointer during the first half. Houston did so on 11 attempts, while New Orleans took just four shots from beyond the arc. ... The Rockets punished the Hornets with a 60-28 edge in points in the paint.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Houston
Ryan Anderson 18 Scoring James Harden 31
Greivis Vasquez 14 Assists James Harden 7
Al-Farouq Aminu 8 Rebounds Chandler Parsons 10
Ryan Anderson 4 Free Throws Made James Harden 7
Dominic McGuire 2 Steals Carlos Delfino 1
Jason Smith 2 Blocks Omer Asik 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 92 42.2 5-16 11-20 21 46 4 5 10
Houston 104 49.4 5-24 17-23 21 49 3 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Rockets have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Hornets have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .250 after a loss.