Rockets edge Pelicans
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Harden led six Rockets in double figures with 26 points as Houston battled from behind to take down the New Orleans Pelicans 103-100 from New Orleans Arena.
The Rockets trailed by as many as 10 points in the final period and seven with 3:06 to play before they came storming back. Harden's layup at 2:50 sparked eight straight Houston points to take a one point lead. Anthony Davis tied it at 100-apiece with 1-of-2 from the foul line before Harden's pull-up jumper with 28 ticks to play put Houston on top for good.
Terrence Jones stuffed the stat sheet with a career-high 25 points, eight rebounds and six blocks in Houston's third straight win, while Chandler Parsons netted 17 points with eight boards. Dwight Howard chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds despite battling foul trouble throughout the night.
Eric Gordon dropped a season-high 35 points in a losing effort as the Pelicans dropped their seventh straight game to fall to .500 at home. Davis had 24 points in the setback.
01/15 22:52:47 ET