Rockets continue to soar
The Hornets, who trailed by 13 points at halftime, were constantly kept off balance as the Rockets connected on a season-high 14 three-pointers.
Tracy McGrady and Chris Paul were spectacular. McGrady scored 41 and Paul collected 37 and a game-high 11 assists.
“For the most part,” said Rockets forward Shane Battier, “we eliminated what they wanted to do.”
Forget about the Rockets’ winning streak; what they talked about in the locker room after the game was gaining ground in the rough Western Conference.
The Rockets and Hornets now have identical 42-20 records, and they trail the Los Angeles Lakers by two games.