Chris Paul and James Harden came alive late, and the Houston Rockets erased a 13-point, third-quarter deficit and extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Harden scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and matched his career high of 17 assists. Paul scored 16 points over the final 13-plus minutes while adding nine rebounds and six assists. The Rockets remained undefeated with Paul in the lineup at 11-0.
Houston also got a career-high 28 points from Clint Capela and 27 points from Eric Gordon.
Jrue Holiday poured in a season-high 37 points for the Pelicans, and E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 36 points. DeMarcus Cousins posted 24 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, and Rajon Rondo had a triple-double (13 points, 12 boards, 12 assists).