Terrence Jones outscored college teammate Anthony Davis on Wednesday. - Chris Graythen
The Rockets moved to 4-2 in preseason play with the win, which displayed newcomer Delfino's abilities.
Delfino, new to the Rockets roster this season, shot 7-15 from the field in 30 minutes to lead Houston in scoring. The Rockets outscored the Hornets in the third quarter, 29-16, to take control of the game.
Rookie forward Terrence Jones gave a solid contribution to the Rockets as well, scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 33 minutes. Jones spent some time dueling his former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis. The No. 1 draft pick scored 13 points and added 8 rebounds in 38 minutes of play.
The Rockets, now with a 4-2 record, finish the preseason on Friday, Oct. 26 against the Orlando Magic.