Rockets beat Hornets 100-96

Harden's 30 points leads Rockets over Hornets

Published On: Nov 14 2012 10:13:32 PM CST
HOUSTON -

James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night.
   Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets.
   Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his left ankle in the third quarter and briefly leaving the game. Anthony Davis had only eight points on 2-for-7 shooting.
   The Rockets built a 21-point lead in the first half, but the Hornets played better defense in the second to close the gap.
   Chandler Parsons sank a pivotal 3-pointer and fadeaway jumper late to help Houston win for the second time in five home games.