The host New Orleans Pelicans’ tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star game most valuable player Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Reserve Lou Williams hit seven three-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets debut after a trade from the Lakers, and Houston crushed New Orleans, 129-99.
Davis had 29 points, and Cousins finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds after he was acquired from Sacramento during the break. But New Orleans turned the ball over 20 times and couldn’t keep pace with the firepower of the Rockets, who hit 20 three-pointers.
James Harden had 13 points and 14 assists for...