Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/12

Game 1: Friday, October 12th
Hornets75Final
Rockets95
Game 2: Wednesday, October 24th
Rockets97Final
Hornets90

Rockets 97

(4-2, 3-1 away)

Hornets 90

(3-4, 2-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 24, 2012

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 16 27 29 2597
NO 19 26 16 2990

Top Performers

Houston: C. Parsons 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

New Orleans: R. Anderson 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Rockets 97, Hornets 90

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Carlos Delfino scored 20 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 97-90 preseason victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

Houston (4-2) trailed 45-43 at halftime, but hit six of its first eight shots from the field in the third quarter to take control with a 17-4 run.

Chandler Parsons added 18 points, and Kevin Martin and rookie Terrence Jones had 15 each for the Rockets. Jeremy Lin had two points on 1-of-8 shooting and added five assists.

Delfino and Chandler Parsons each made four 3-pointers.

Ryan Anderson led New Orleans (3-4) with 23 points, hitting 5 of 7 3-pointers. No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis had 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, and Greivis Vasquez scored 11 points.

Jones started in place of an injured Patrick Patterson for Houston. The Hornets played without Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Jason Smith.

Both teams close out the preseason Friday night. New Orleans will be at Miami, and Houston at Orlando.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
NO
Points 97 90
FGM-FGA 37-84 (.440) 33-71 (.465)
3PM-3PA 12-27 (.444) 8-17 (.471)
FTM-FTA 11-18 (.611) 16-24 (.667)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-40 11-40
Assists 24 21
Turnovers 21 24
Steals 13 10
Blocks 6 8
Fast Break Points 15 8
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

Top Performers

Houston
New Orleans
Chandler Parsons Parsons
Points: 18
Reb: 5
Ast: 2
Stl: 1
Blk: 0
Ryan Anderson Anderson
Points: 23
Reb: 8
Ast: 2
Stl: 1
Blk: 1