New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Kevin Martin scored 33 points and Kyle Lowry notched 18, as Houston mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to down New Orleans, 91-89.
Martin went 13-of-13 from the free throw line, including a pair with 18.4 seconds to go that eventually decided the game. Charles Hayes had six points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in the Rockets’ fourth straight win.
New Orleans’ David West scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five assists. Marco Belinelli scored 14 for the Hornets, who had a two-game win streak snapped and have dropped four of the last six games.
Trevor Ariza and Carl Landry both had 13 points in the loss, while Chris Paul was relatively silent in the second half and finished with six points
- on 2 of-12 shooting — and 12 assists.