Houston 100, New Orleans 82

Date - Friday, January 25, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #20 Leroy Richardson, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 15302

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 27 21 32 20 100
New Orleans 18 22 25 17 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 23-22 14-8 9-14 W1
New Orleans 14-29 7-15 7-14 L2


Rockets 100, Hornets 82: James Harden led all scorers with 30 points as Houston overcame a turnover-laden performance to defeat host New Orleans.

Harden shot 8-for-15 from the field while adding eight assists for the Rockets, who won for just the second time in the last 10 games. Patrick Patterson racked up 18 points and 13 rebounds while Jeremy Lin added 13 points, eight assists and six steals.

Eric Gordon's 20 points led the Hornets, who couldn't take advantage of Houston's 22 turnovers - including eight by Harden. Ryan Anderson had 19 points while Al-Farouq Aminu chipped in with 11.

Armed with a 48-40 halftime lead, the Rockets wasted no time building on it in the third quarter. Harden poured in seven straight points during a 52-second span prior to the midway point of the period, and Marcus Morris and Toney Douglas added back-to-back 3-pointers as Houston went into the fourth with an 80-65 edge.

The beginning of the quarter saw a dreadful display of offense on both sides, as the teams went nearly four minutes without a point leading up to the halfway point of the period. Anderson converted a three-point play to make it a 10-point game with 3:39 remaining, but Harden answered with a short jumper, drawing a foul and making the ensuing free throw to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The four-minute scoreless stretch saw the teams combine to miss nine shots and commit four turnovers. ... New Orleans PG Greivis Vasquez was limited to two points on 1-of-6 shooting. ... The Hornets shot just 3-for-20 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Houston   New Orleans
James Harden 30 Scoring Eric Gordon 20
James Harden 8 Assists Greivis Vasquez 6
Patrick Patterson 13 Rebounds Anthony Davis 7
James Harden 12 Free Throws Made Ryan Anderson 7
Jeremy Lin 6 Steals Anthony Davis 3
Chandler Parsons 3 Blocks Ryan Anderson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 100 47.9 11-21 21-26 23 44 7 8 22
New Orleans 82 38.8 3-20 17-20 20 34 7 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .321 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Rockets have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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