Despite disappointing games from Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Ryan Anderson, the Hornets still managed to pull off the 79-88 win against the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. More importantly, the Hornets have now won their 3rd straight game.
Wednesday nights game against the Rockets was not a very good offensive game for either team. The Hornets top 3 scoring leaders, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Ryan Anderson all finished with 6 or fewer points, 0 for Anderson. It was a good thing Roger Mason Jr and Jason Smith both stepped up off the bench and scored 17 points each for the Hornets. Grevis Vasquez also scored 17 points and dished out 11 assist, but this is nothing new as Vasquez has easily been the Hornets most consistent player this season.
Besides James Harden, the Houston Rockets simply had problems scoring. Kudos to the Hornets for the great defense, James Harden was the only Rocket to score more than 9 points. Harden finished with a game high 25.
The Rockets led for the majority of the game and went into the 4th with a 69-59 lead. THe Hornets were lights out and locked up in the 4th, scoring 29 points to the Rockets 10. Roger Mason scored 15 of his 17 in the 4th and James Harden was held to just 3 points in the 4th.