New Orleans 88, Houston 79

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #24 Mike Callahan, #7 Kevin Fehr
Attendance - 11453

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 22 14 33 10 79
New Orleans 18 16 25 29 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 21-15 14-6 7-9 L1
New Orleans 10-25 5-13 5-12 W3

Recap


Hornets 88, Rockets 79:
Greivis Vasquez collected 17 points and 11 assists and Roger Mason Jr. scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as host New Orleans rallied to snap Houston's five-game win streak. 

Jason Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Robin Lopez scored 14 for the Hornets, who started the fourth quarter on a 22-2 run. New Orleans has won three straight for the first time this season. 

James Harden scored 25 points for the Rockets, but no one else reached double figures. Houston went ice cold in the fourth quarter, scoring just 10 points after a 33-point third quarter.  

Houston led 36-34 at halftime and used a red-hot third quarter to push the lead to 69-59 entering the fourth. But the Rockets missed 12 of their first 13 shots to start the final period and the Hornets went 8-for-13 during the same stretch to take control. 

Harden accounted for seven of Houston's 23 turnovers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harden has scored at least 25 points in 14 consecutive games, breaking the franchise record set by Moses Malone during the 1981-82 season. … New Orleans leading scorer Ryan Anderson was held scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting. … Houston's 79 points are a season low. The Rockets had scored 100 or more points in each contest during their five-game win streak.  

Top Game Performances

Houston   New Orleans
James Harden 25 Scoring Roger Mason Jr. 17
Jeremy Lin 5 Assists Greivis Vasquez 11
Patrick Patterson 10 Rebounds Al-Farouq Aminu 10
James Harden 5 Free Throws Made Jason Smith 5
Jeremy Lin 5 Steals Anthony Davis 3
Omer Asik 1 Blocks Jason Smith 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 79 40.0 9-27 10-13 15 39 3 9 23
New Orleans 88 41.7 5-19 13-16 26 46 10 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .280 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Rockets have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.