It took a few minutes for the Rockets to get their offense on the right track, and once they did, there was no going back. Houston took the lead with 2:45 left in the first, and went on a 25-0 run in the first quarter and into the second.
The Rockets lead 91-69 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Hornets were able to hold Houston to just 17 points in the 4th, but it wasn't enough. The Rockets got their 11th straight win over Charlotte, 108-96.
The Rockets also hit 17 3-pointers, while the Hornets only managed to make 4.
Chris Paul led the team in scoring with 31, and finished with a Double-Double, dishing out 11 assists. CP3 also had 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and the most shots made from downtown with 5. James Harden liked the aggressiveness from his new teammate, "Hopefully, he can continue to get that confidence. If he wants to shoot the ball three, four, five, six times in a row, he can do it."
Eric Gordon went 5-for-12 coming off the bench and ended up with 17 points.
Luc Mbah a Moute landed on his shoulder after a big dunk in the 2nd quarter, and did not return for the rest of the night. After the game, Mike D'Antoni said he believes Moute dislocated it, "You hate to lose him, but that's where the depth has to come in. Eric (Gordon) can play there, P.J. (Tucker) can move back to the three (position). So I just hate it for him, but hopefully it's only a week or two."
The Rockets will try to extend their winning streak to 12 when they host the Spurs Friday night.