The Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 last night.

James Harden had 30 points to lead the Rockets in scoring.  Harden was 10 for 20 from the field and 1 of 7 from behind the arc.  Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Rockets' efforts.  With the win, the Rockets improve to (4-4) on the season.

On the other side of the ball, Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets in scoring with 24 points before briefly leaving the game with a bad left ankle.  Top pick Anthony Davis only had eight points in the game, shooting only 2 for 7 from the field.

Houston hits the road to take on the Portland Trailblazers on Friday.  Tip off is at 9:00 pm.