Hornets use balanced attack to down Rockets

Updated: January 9, 2013

Greivis Vasquez, Jason Smith and Roger Mason Jr. each netted 17 points in the New Orleans Hornets’ 88-79 win over the Houston Rockets.

Vasquez added 11 assists and Smith pulled down 10 rebounds for the Hornets,
who outscored Houston 29-10 in the fourth quarter.

New Orleans has won three in a row and five of its last eight contests on the
heels of an 11-game losing streak.

James Harden had 25 points, but registered seven of the Rockets’ 22 turnovers,
as Houston saw its five-game winning streak come to an end.