44 points, a career high from David West, wasn't enough to get the Hornets a road win.
The Hornets lost for the 13th time in 15 road games this season, 108-100 at Houston Tuesday night.
Chris Paul had a triple double: 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The Hornets took an 82-74 lead after three quarters thanks to a 22 point quarter from West.
But, Houston outscored New Orleans 34-18 in the final period.
Aaron Brooks led the Rockets with 27 points. The Hornets host Miami Wednesday night.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times