Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chris Paul finished with 25 points and eight assists and Marco Belinelli added 18 points as the New Orleans Hornets remained undefeated, topping the Houston Rockets, 107-99, at Toyota Center.
Emeka Okafor and David West added 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Jason Smith added 14 points and nine assists in a reserve role for New Orleans, which improved to 4-0.
Aaron Brooks and Kevin Martin both finished with 18 points for Houston, which remains winless in four attempts this season. Luis Scola had a game-high 16 rebounds and contributed nine points in the loss.
Yao Ming and Chase Budinger both contributed 15 points for the Rockets.