The Houston Rockets put up one of their best offensive halves of the season and lead the New Orleans Hornets by a score of 58-49 at halftime. Houston hit 55 percent of its shots in the first half with Kevin Martin putting up some big numbers in the half.
Martin scored 27 first half points hitting 10-14 attempts including 5-8 from three-point range. Kyle Lowry added eight points and six assists while Luis Scola chipped in seven points. Courtney Lee came off the bench to score nine.
Revor Ariza and Marco Belinelli each scored 10 points to lead the Hornets. Belinelli hit four of his five attempts from the field. Emeka Okafor was solid on the glass in the first half finishing with six points and nine rebounds in the first 24 minutes.