Is it me, or do the Houston Rockets look like a team with championship aspirations again! After one of the most convincing victories of the season, the Rockets were back in action in the Big Easy, as they took on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on the second night of a back to back series.
Although the Rockets jumped out to an early 12-point lead, Houston is still guilty of falling back into bad habits which they did by allowing New Orleans to come back and take a two point lead at halftime. However, unlike previous games the Rockets never hung their heads and opened up the third quarter on a 18-0 run. Even with Davis leaving in the second quarter (concussion), the Pelicans battled back and made this a nail bitter as the lead see-sawed back and forth even late into the fourth quarter.
Thanks to James Harden and Trevor Ariza down the stretch, the Rockets held on to win their third straight game in a row. Things are looking up for the Rockets who should only improve once Dwight Howard returns from his ankle injury.
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