2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-18, 2nd in Southwest
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The first chapter of 'Fire and Ice' (1:05)
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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Gordon, who scored 19 points off the bench, said the Rockets stayed true to who they are in the win over the Pelicans.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he was pleased with how Lou Williams meshed with his new teammates.

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Cousins has strong debut, but Pelicans fall to Rockets (1:03)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It's over and Lou Williams showed out in his Rockets debut. He scored 27 points and set a career-high with seven threes. Oh yeah, Rockets 129, Pelicans 99. James Harden had 14 assists through three quarters.

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Williams' 3 leaves Harden hyped (0:20)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets just, well beating up the Pelicans. It's 100-67 after three. James Harden with 14 assists. Rockets have five players in double-figures. It's almost time for the Mardi Gras parades.

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Capela posterizes Davis (0:22)
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Nene dunks it on Cunningham's head (0:22)
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Cousins gets locked up with Anderson (0:26)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets taking care of things against the Pelicans. Houston leads 66-50 at halftime. Rockets with 17 points off 12 Pelicans turnovers. Eric Gordon, a former Pelican, was booed every time he touched the ball and he scored 14 points. Newly acquired guard Lou Williams, a surprise to the Rockets lineup, has nine points.

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'Fire and Ice' combine for the score (0:16)
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Cousins rejects Harden's layup (0:18)
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Harden lofts gorgeous pass to Capela (0:15)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets Trevor Ariza has tipped four passes tonight, covered Anthony Davis and grabbed two rebounds in the opening quarter.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After one quarter in New Orleans, Lou Williams has made his impact for the Rockets. He made two corner 3s on his first two shots. Houston holds a 30-28 lead over the Pelicans.

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Boogie starts hot in the Big Easy (0:26)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets Lou Williams said he wasn't prepared to play against the Pelicans tonight but coach Mike D'Antoni said he needed him. "It's a little change of mindset here, I thought I was going to come in and get acclimated but coach said I'm active and I'm active and I'm ready to go," Williams said. "I've been around the block before its basketball."

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he's not trying to change DeMarcus Cousins' passion for the game. He doesn't want Cousins to be a "Grant Hill" type of guy.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni said newly acquired guard Lou Williams will play some minutes tonight. D'Antoni said he prefers Williams to make his debut on the road. How D'Antoni plays him will be more of a feel.

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

New Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins shooting pre-game.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Lou Williams getting a workout before Rockets-Pelicans.

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.42nd
Rebounds Per Game44.011th
Assists Per Game25.42nd
Points Allowed107.824th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174118.695
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549

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