James Harden racked up 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Rockets past the Pelicans 107-101 in New Orleans. Chris Paul posted 21 points, eight boards and five helpers for Houston, which has won four straight and 21 of its last 22 overall. Trevor Ariza added 17 points in the victory.
Anthony Davis notched 26 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Pelicans, who have lost four-of-five on the heels of a 10-game winning streak. Jrue Holiday had 19 points to go with eight assists and six boards in the setback.
Houston improved to 55-14 on the season and have won four in a row, and 21 of their last 22. The Rockets are 2.5 games up on Golden State for the best record in the West.