Rockets play again Saturday night. They host the Pelicans at 7. They will get tomorrow off for much needed rest.
Monty on intensity of game vs. Rockets: "The way we played, it felt like practice. That's how our practices are - it's like a fight."
Omer Asik just spent a few minutes hugging and shaking hands with a lot of Toyota Center employees/Rockets staff.
McHale said the Rockets made a lot of mistakes defensively tonight that hurt them. Said Jrue Holiday was able to get where he wanted.
Anthony Davis continues to dominate, contributing 30 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals in Pelicans' win over Rockets.
Pelicans improve to 13-12 with 99-90 win against the Rockets. Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks.
Rockets are now 5-2 in second nights of back to backs.
Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Final
FINAL: Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Fatigued? Probably. Another cold shooting night but no late Harden takeover to bail them out.
Pelicans are up 99-90 with less than 30 seconds. Sure, Rockets were tired, but this W counts jus as much as any other.
Holiday throws it down with the left hand. Lazy defense by the Rockets there. Happy Jrue made them pay.
It's been all Pelicans here in the fourth. Rockets down 10, 2:25 left.
Rockets missing a ton of shots at the rim. But it's like they say, live by the layup, die by the layup.
Pelicans lead the Rockets by 8. 85-77 with 5:28 to go.
Pelicans defense has been super in the fourth quarter. They lead the Rockets 85-77 with 5:28 to play.
Pelicans have outscored Rockets 20-9 in 4Q. Harden and Howard now both have 4 fouls after Howard obliterated Ryan Anderson. 5:28 left
Troy Daniels has played 7 minutes and has as many threes as all other Rockets combined. He's 3-4, the rest of the squad is 3-19.
Rockets lead 68-65 headed to the fourth quarter. Troy Daniels has provided a nice little spark.
TROY DANIELS for three at the third quarter horn! Rockets up 68-65 heading to the fourth.
A Trevor Ariza steal and slam just put the Rockets up .
Rockets have outscored Pelicans 22-17 in third quarter to close to 63-61
And Troy Daniels hits a 3 - Rockets were 3/17 when he came in.
Looking for an offensive spark (and b/c Harden is in foul trouble), Rockets insert Troy Daniels. They are 3-17 from three tonight.
Troy Daniels in the game for the Rockets
A whole lot of missed shots in a row for the Rockets.
Halftime: Pelicans 46, Rockets 39. Solid first half by the Pelicans, holding Rockets to 41% shooting in the half.
Omer Asik getting work done on the glass- he has eight rebounds. Dwight Howard leading the Rockets with seven rebounds.
Pelicans leading Rockets 46-39 at halftime. A. Davis has 19 points. James Harden has 10 for Rockets.
End of the half - New Orleans leads the Rockets 46-39. It’s been the Anthony Davis show so far. He has 19 pts, nine rebounds.
At half, Pelicans 46, Rockets 39. Dwight picks up his 3rd foul just before the horn. Davis, Asik have more boards (17) than Rockets do (15).
With a little over 2 minutes left in the half, the Pelicans are up over the Rockets 41-37.