Final Score: New Orleans 116, Houston 115
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Morrow scored a game-high 26 points,
while second-year players Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis each chipped in 21
to help the new-look New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-115 win over the Houston
Rockets in the preseason opener for both teams.
The Pelicans overcame a nine-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to
spoil the debut of newest Houston Rocket Dwight Howard, who collected 19
points and nine rebounds.
Rivers, Morrow and Davis keyed the comeback, combining for 27 of the team's 34
fourth quarter points. Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, both prized offseason
acquisitions of New Orleans, contributed 13 and seven points, respectively in
James Harden led seven Rockets in double figures with 21 points. Omri Casspi
scored 20 off the bench.
10/05 22:59:22 ET
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